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Buying and Merchandising Apprentice 2023 TJX UK

At TJX we want YOU, we are offering you the opportunity to join us as a Buying Administration Apprentice. You will gain a Level 4 qualification whilst working in a fast paced, energetic and diverse Buying Operations Team. Apprenticeships give you the chance to earn whilst you learn!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £21,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000043744

  • Positions

    20 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your studies will be at the Fashion Retail Academy. At the end of your studies you would have gained an industry-recognised Apprenticeship Standard.

You will be working within a large community in our Buying Operations function who support the buyers and partner with our Merchandising teams. You will support the buying teams with purchase order writing, flow of goods, vendor meetings, strategy and style out preparation, create and run department reports, sample coordination and any other ad hoc administration duties.

You'll be working with friendly, passionate people. Supported by a  Buying Operations buddy will show you the ropes, plus you'll have a supervisor who will support you on your journey developing role relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours, and you will be part of a cohort with other apprenticeships the same boat!

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training at the Fashion Retail Academy will take place twice a month. You'll be working towards an accredited Level 4 Apprenticeship qualification in Buying and Merchandising. Off the job training and learning delivered by us throughout the course within our Head Office and our stores.

Our apprenticeship programme takes approximately 18-24 months to complete this is where you’ll get to experience retail in real time. Giving you the skills to develop and further your career. Learn how to be a Buyers Assistant. You’ll be coached and mentored throughout our programme and by the time you’ve finished, you’ll be ready to take on the role in Buying Operations, or even a step towards the Graduate Scheme, as well as the option to  work in other functions across the business.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Come and Discover Different at TJX. From opportunity and teamwork to growth, we think you’ll find that it’s so much more than a job. When you’re a part of our global TJX family, you have the full support of a diverse, close-knit group of people dedicated to finding the greatest deals and fantastic style. Best of all? They have a lot of fun doing it.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

You’ve probably heard of TK Maxx and Homesense, but you might not know that behind these brands is TJX Europe, part of The TJX Companies, Inc. TJX is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashion. In Europe, we have a team of approximately 33,000 employees, over 600 stores, and our e-commerce site, tkmaxx.com.

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Training

Training provider

FASHION RETAIL ACADEMY

Apprenticeship standard

Buying and merchandising assistant

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Jan 2023