European Placement Programme
On this exciting 12-month placement, you’ll gain experience of both Merchandising and Buying to fully understand how your work impacts our results and how key the partnership between the two truly is. You will also see how our entrepreneurial approach delivers exceptional value to our customers both online and in store.
You’ll start with a comprehensive induction that combines classroom learning with store visits, team meetings and workshops. With the support of a huge network including your manager, mentor and buddy, you’ll start to develop the relationship skills and technical know-how of our people.
Then you’ll put what you’ve learned into practice. Your time will be spent in Merchandising as an Allocation Analyst driving sales by analysing sales patterns, anticipating trends and spotting opportunities and risks in partnership with Merchandisers and Buyers. You’ll also have opportunities to spend time in the market with experienced Buyers discovering how we source, plan and buy every day of the year. You will have real impact, ownership, accountability and the opportunity to work in a fun, fast paced exciting environment.
The experience you’ll gain
Working in a commercial team you will learn about our unique culture within our off-Price environment. You will be working closely with a variety of business partners, building strong relationships, communicating, influencing and forward thinking. If you really impress, you could land a place on our European Graduate scheme.
The skills you’ll need
- About to undergo a 12-month Industrial Placement as part of your third year of any sandwich degree course
- Curiosity and passion for our business and retail
- Strong numerical and analytical skills
- Ability to build strong and trusting relationships
- The ability to think outside the box and take risks
- Flexibility, able to thrive in a constantly changing environment where decisions happen quickly
Alongside the requirements listed above, if you have European language skills – particularly business level German or Italian – that would be great. And if you’ve lived and worked in mainland Europe, even better. In a business like ours, these are great assets to have.
Discover your place at TJX. Apply now to be part of our 2019 intake.