Please note that the application deadline for all Industrial Placement Programmes starting in July 2013 has now passed. We will open for 2014 applications in September 2013.
12 Month Industrial Placements
We have a broad range of 12 month placements available, suitable for undergraduate students who are planning to spend their 3rd year in industry. Also as all our placements are open to any degree discipline you might just find an undergraduate opportunity that’s perfect for you.
DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT – £18,000 per annum
It's important that our supply chain is just as dynamic as our buying model. The quicker merchandise gets to stores, the quicker it sells, so we've developed a highly sophisticated and unique approach to warehousing, distribution and logistics. As our stores require daily deliveries to keep our customers satisfied, we have to be in a position to react to change and address challenges in a timely, effective manner. Our distribution team is always on top of things, analysing risk & opportunity and making things happen.
WHAT WILL YOU DO ON A DISTRIBUTION PLACEMENT?
You will join us on a three month induction which will give you a comprehensive insight to the Distribution function as well as our associated customers and partners. Through a combination of shadowing, workshops, and facility visits, you will gain both a technical understanding and develop people skills which will give you the confidence and knowledge to join the team as one of our Distribution Analysts in Head Office or an operations manager in one of our Processing Centres. On-going development plans will be in place creating continued opportunities within the Supply Chain
MERCHANDISING & BUYING INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT – £18,000 per annum
What’s BUYING about?
Off-price. It’s a lean business model without frills or fancy extras. It involves buying when we find something amazing – much like our customers do – all year round and as close to season as possible to get the best deal. No two deals are ever the same, and Buyers are in the market all the time with an open brief to buy anything – as long as it’ll wow customers. And as we pay our invoices quickly, collect product from vendors, and never return or cancel orders, they love doing business with us, which puts us in a great position to negotiate on price.
What’s MERCHANDISING about?
Our Merchandisers ensure that each store has the optimum product assortment. With around £40 million worth of product to allocate annually per department, they respond quickly to customer demand and work on getting the best mix into the stores at the right time and price in order to maximise profit. Considering local markets, trends and past sales, Merchandisers see to it that every customer, whether they’re in Krakow, Kilkenny or Kensington High Street, sees a great range in their local store. And they get to use their commercial sense, business management skills and adaptable style every day.
WHAT WILL YOU DO ON A MERCHANDISING & BUYING PLACEMENT?
This could be one of the most exciting opportunities around. Our placement students get a real insight into both Merchandising & Buying in its purest sense as well as giving you a head start when you graduate. You will receive a comprehensive induction followed by a huge amount of on the job learning. The programme will give you genuine responsibility and experience as well as building your technical knowledge and people skills.
Candidates who successfully complete an industrial placement with us will be favourably considered upon graduation for our Merchandising & Buying Graduate Programme.
FINANCE INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT – £18,000 per annum
Financial strength and flexibility in our Off-Price business underpins our sustained success and plans for future growth. Our Finance Managers help their business partners, be it in Buying, Supply Chain, Stores or Support Functions, to most effectively exploit opportunities in the marketplace, and the strong operations of The TJX Companies, Inc. and its low cost model have enabled us to deliver superior financial returns that are among the highest in retail. Join us as a Finance Graduate and you won’t be balancing the books – you’ll be intrinsic to this success, adding value and partnering across departments to drive the most commercial business priorities.
WHAT WILL YOU DO ON A FINANCE PLACEMENT?
Following a comprehensive induction, you will get immediate business responsibility in a placement which could involve This could involve driving profitable sales in one of our Commercial Finance teams, supporting our plans to grow from $22bn in annual revenues today to a $40bn business in the future, optimising inventory and costs for our Supply Chain and Support functions or strategic planning within our Business Planning & Analysis department. Working in a matrix and shared services environment as part of a European team, you will develop not only financial expertise and business leadership, but also have extensive opportunities to build a broader commercial perspective and to benefit from personal coaching and mentoring. Candidates who successfully complete an industrial placement with us will be favourably considered upon graduation for our Finance Graduate Programme which supports Associates towards their CIMA qualification.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – £20,000 per annum
The TJX Europe IT team are at the heart of our business. As well as nurturing our existing IT landscape, in equal measure, the IT team lead new ways of working, endeavouring to deliver pioneering and innovative IT solutions. They provide our businesses with faster connectivity, simplified processes, new capabilities and more reliable services. From initial concept through to system development, from implementation through to training and support, they drive operational excellence and give our business the right tools to enable the creation of value for our customers.
WHAT WILL YOU DO ON AN IT PLACEMENT?
With us you will have the unique opportunity to partner with people across our business and not just sit behind a monitor. This is a chance for you, as a Trainee Analyst, to lead your own piece of work. You’ll develop a broad set of skills such as business analysis, project management and process improvement, as well as to work with the kind of formal solution delivery process that our large, structured IT department can provide. You will develop your relationship management skills, partnering with people across departments, and seeing how the work you do positively impacts the business. You’ll get an induction when you start followed by a huge amount of on the job learning. Your 'buddy' - an experienced member of the IT team - can provide expert advice whenever you need it. And along the way, we’ll support you to get some externally recognised qualifications such as ITIL or 6 Sigma, and you may even get a spot of overseas travel. This is about more than something to put on your CV. This is building for your future.