If merchandising and buying is your thing, this 12-month placement is the one to get excited about. It’s where you’ll discover why the partnership between both disciplines is key to our 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.
You’ll start with a comprehensive induction, then combine classroom learning with store visits, team meetings and workshops. All while enjoying the support of a skilled network including your manager, a mentor and a buddy who’ll all help develop your relationship skills and technical know-how.
There’s no point learning if you can’t put it all into practice. So, you’ll spend time as an allocation analyst, helping to drive sales through detailed sales pattern analyses, while learning to source and buy goods, anticipate trends, spot opportunities and manage risk. You’ll then go on to spend time with our buying team at the end of your placement year with TJX.
Start date: July 2023
Here’s what you’ll need in order to join our diverse and committed team.
As part of the third year of any sandwich degree course
As well as a passion for our business and retail
The ability to understand what makes commercial success
Always putting the customer first
Strong numerical skills are required
As well as the ability to collaborate with others and work in a team
As well as the confidence to share your opinions
With the ability to use your initiative to drive the business
Don't be afraid to make mistakes and learn along the way
Particularly business-level German or Italian
To ensure we attract and retain the best talent, we offer a range of great benefits to all employees. Your exact salary and benefits package will be discussed with you at the offer stage of the application process. However, all associates will receive:
These apply to products in our stores and online. You’ll also have access to multiple double discount weekends.
We give generous holiday allowances relevant to your location. The number of days will rise as you spend more time with us.
When you join us, you’ll be entitled to become a member of the Company Pension Scheme. We’ll share more information about this when you start.
You’ll receive ongoing learning and development opportunities and support throughout your career at TJX.
You can get interest free season ticket support relevant to your location.
We recognise that moving to another country can be daunting, so we’ll help you make that transition easier by providing support if you’re relocating from outside of the UK.
We offer paid paternity, maternity, shared parental and adoption leave.
You’ll have access to join an onsite gym and discounted sessions/classes throughout the UK.
Meet some of our associates who’ve experienced our placement programmes and hear their stories about life at TJX Europe.
No day is the same and I always feel challenged to get involved in new, stretched projects which are helping me to grow & evolve.Read more
One of the many things I love about TJX is the opportunities they provide both within and outside of your day-to-day role. No two days are ever the same and I have been able to get involved in charity activities, shadow other teams to learn more about the wider business, go on store and PC visits and much, much more!Read more
Impress us during your placement, and you could rejoin the business after university as a senior analyst in merchandising. This could lead to assistant merchandiser, merchandiser, and possibly merchandising senior management roles, as well as opportunities in buying.
Our brand new campus in Watford has been created to fit our culture and inspire and encourage teamwork.