Graduate & Placement Programmes
European Graduate Programme
Our Merchandising & Buying Graduate Programme is as different as our business model is unique.
Your Graduate journey in the Merchandising team begins as an Allocation Analyst. You will learn how to analyse and trade your business, the importance of the partnership between Merchandising and Buying, and how we deliver value to our customers online and in store. This will equip you to begin driving results in an entrepreneurial way.
We believe that acquiring this understanding early is essential to becoming a great Merchandiser or Buyer in the future. At TJX it’s important that our people gain a broad experience of the business by working in a number of different product areas in order to develop the overlapping Merchant skills required in both functions. Building strong relationships and learning from experienced Merchandisers and Buyers is also fundamental to understanding what we do, and how we do it!
Supporting you to take responsibility from the start
Your first few months in the business begins with a comprehensive group induction course. This includes both classroom and practical workshops, this combined with on-the-job learning is designed to help you to take on responsibility from the start. However, your training and development journey doesn’t end here; at TJX we foster a continuous learning culture, and offer ongoing development and learning through structured workshops, peer-to-peer sharing, storytelling, and team-building at every level.
With the support of a skilled network that includes your manager, mentor and buddy you’ll develop your knowledge, your Merchant skills, and the relationships you need in order to drive profitable sales. All this will prepare you to spot the product opportunities and make entrepreneurial decisions that will ensure the right goods are in the right stores, and online, at the right time.
Where Could My Career Go?
We’re an ambitious business with exciting expansion plans. We nurture and develop our people, providing on-going training at every level. We see their talents and consider everyone a future leader. You will learn quickly in our fast-paced environment and are empowered to make decisions from the outset. You will drive your own development and be fully supported along the way. We’re a flexible European business, once you’ve developed your career in Merchandising you could go on to be a Buyer – or into other areas of business that excite you. Opportunities extend across our European offices, so language skills are always an asset.
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.
What we’re looking for…
- A degree in any discipline
- 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
If you have European language skills – particularly business level German or Italian- it’s a real plus. And 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.