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Breadth, variety and plenty of scope, that’s what our graduate programme can offer you. We’ll support and mentor your passion for retail and give you the chance to gain bags of experience across all areas of our business.
Which areas of the business can I work in?
Each year we offer graduate placements in areas where there’s a real business need. This means, rather than using your time here to work out what you’re good at, you’ll be able to pursue a career in the area you’re interested in straight away. And, with the support, guidance and real responsibility that we’ll give you – quickly develop into the future leader you know you can be.
All of our graduate schemes last for 18 months. And, whichever scheme you choose, you’ll start by working in one of our stores. This will give you a greater understanding of our retail operation and the 4.5 million customers that visit our stores every week. It will also give you a grass roots level understanding of how customer service and satisfaction is at the heart of absolutely everything that every one of us here does.
There are four areas of the business in which you can choose to develop your graduate career. These are:
Where will I be based?
As one of our graduates, you’ll work at our head office in Worksop and in order to commute easily, it’s best if you live nearby. We have a large car park, so you can drive in and there are also regular buses from nearby Sheffield and Nottingham that stop outside.
The nearest town to us is Worksop, which nestles on the edge of Robin Hood Country and close to Clumber Park, approximately 1,000 acres of gorgeous woodland and lakes, owned by the National Trust. Worksop is a busy market town with reasonably priced housing and Meadowhall Shopping Centre only 25-30 minutes via the M1. Slightly further away, at a 30-40 minute drive are the livelier cities of Sheffield and Nottingham.
Nottingham has two large shopping centres, Victoria and Broadmarsh and it also has plenty of theatres and concert venues too, And, whether you prefer high-class cocktail bars, nightclubs, gigs, raves or just a quiet pub, you’ll be spoilt for choice come the evening.
If you’re into sports, then there’s Nottingham Forest and Notts County football clubs, Nottingham Panthers ice hockey and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club to start supporting. There are also attractions like Nottingham Castle, the Goose Fair and Nottingham Lace Market to discover. As for accommodation, there’s a good choice of properties to rent and the cost of living here is pretty low compared to many other parts of the country.
Sheffield is only a few minutes drive from the Peak District National Park and of course home to Meadowhall Shopping Centre, with all of its 280 stores, cinemas and restaurants. So, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do here. If you’re a sports fan, you’ll be spoilt for choice too as Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday football clubs, Sheffield Steelers ice hockey and Sheffield Sharks basketball are all local.
For entertainment, check out the Lyceum and the Crucible theatre (home to the World Snooker Championships) or concert venues, like the Motorpoint Arena, O2 Academy and Sheffield City Hall. There’s also nightlife to rival any big city, with numerous pubs, wine bars and clubs. And, much like Nottingham, there’s a wide range of affordable properties to rent too.