Merchandising and Buying Placement Programme

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 2024
Location: Watford

Applications are now closed.

What’s in it for you?

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:

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These apply to products in our stores and online. You’ll also have access to multiple double discount weekends.

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We give generous holiday allowances relevant to your location. The number of days will rise as you spend more time with us.

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Pension Scheme

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.

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Continuous Learning and Development

You’ll receive ongoing learning and development opportunities and support throughout your career at TJX.

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Season Ticket Support

You can get interest free season ticket support relevant to your location.

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Relocation Support

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.

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We offer paid paternity, maternity, shared parental and adoption leave.

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You’ll have access to join an onsite gym and discounted sessions/classes throughout the UK.

Where this could take you

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.