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