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How To Get A Graduate Job With Next
22nd November 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
You probably know Next... We have over 500 stores across the UK and an online business that serves customers across 70 countries worldwide.
What you might not know about us…
- We have Trainee schemes for graduates! They are 12-18 month programmes designed to give Trainee Buyers and Trainee Merchandisers the on-the-job training they require to integrate within a team as well as an academy style week with our own in-house training team.
- We take on over 35 graduates every year for our Trainee Buyer scheme and over 35 every year for our Trainee Merchandiser scheme.
- We are based in Leicester and have a 19 Bedroom fully furnished Trainee house that opened in February 2018 in Leicester city centre. This is available for all of our Trainee Buyers and Trainee Merchandisers to live in for the first 6 months of their Next journey.
What we look for…
Trainee Buyers We want graduates that live and breathe fashion or homeware. Whether that’s spending your evenings looking for inspiration on social media or scouring the latest catwalk trends. We want you to love the idea of developing fantastic products with our design teams as you will be doing this daily as our future Buyers. It is important that you can think commercially as well, as the fantastic product needs to sell! If you have a fashion degree this can be a great benefit to draw upon throughout the application process, but this isn’t a requirement.
Trainee Merchandisers It is our Trainee Merchandiser’s job to analyse historical and current sales and make sure that we are buying enough stock of the product that our customers will love. They have to make sure that our deliveries of stock arrive on time so will liaise with suppliers across the globe on a daily basis. Our Trainee Merchandisers come from a variety of courses with Business/Economics courses being the most popular, but it really is a wide net that we cast.