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Graduate & Placement Programmes

Placement Programme

Merchandising & Buying European Placement Programme

If Merchandising and Buying is your thing, TJX Europe’s 12-month placement is the one to get excited about. This is where you discover why the partnership between both disciplines is key to success, and how they both impact on our results. You’ll also learn why our entrepreneurial approach delivers exceptional value to our customers so effectively.

Your placement starts with a comprehensive induction alongside the graduate programme, combining classroom learning with store visits, team meetings and workshops. You’ll enjoy the support of a skilled network including your manager, mentor and buddy, to help develop your relationship skills and technical know-how.

However, there’s no point in learning if you can’t put it into practice. So, you’ll spend time as an Allocation Analyst – driving sales through detailed sales pattern analysis. You’ll work with experienced Merchandisers and Buyers to anticipate trends, spot opportunities and manage risk. You’ll also spend dedicated time with our expert buyers learning how we source and buy exciting branded goods every day.

Our placement is designed for you to take ownership, accountability and make an impact.

What is it like to work here?

At TJX Europe we strive to offer all our associates the chance to shine in a fun, fast-paced, hands-on, business environment. We encourage every Associate to establish a healthy work/life balance through our flexible working hours policy and promote happiness and success through social and charitable activities.

But don’t just take our word for it – we’ve been voted 1st place by our associates in The JobCrowd’s ‘Top Graduate programmes in Retail’ 2020/2021, 2019/20, and 2017/18.

The Experience You’ll Gain

As part of a commercial team you’ll quickly discover what makes us different. Working closely with a variety of business partners you’ll focus on building strong relationships, communication, influencing and being a forward thinker. If the role is right for you, you will have the opportunity to rejoin the business after university as a Senior Analyst in Merchandising.

Skills You’ll Need

  • Ready to undergo a 12-month industry placement as part of your third year (of any sandwich degree course)
  • Curiosity and passion for our business and retail
  • Commercially aware and customer focused
  • Comfortable with numbers
  • Able to build strong relationships and collaborate with others
  • Strong communication skills and confidence to openly share opinion with others
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative to drive the business
  • Willing to take risks, make mistakes and learn along the way

European language skills – particularly business level German or Italian – are highly valued. If you’ve lived and worked in mainland Europe, even better. In a business like ours, all the above are great assets to have.

Discover your place at TJX.

Apply now to be part of our 2021 intake.

Role starts in 2021.