Buying and Merchandising Apprenticeship - Higher (Level 4)

TJX Europe Ltd (Employer)

Fashion Retail Academy (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,000.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
18 months (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Buying and Merchandising Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
15 positions available
31 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Are you looking to get stuck in to work and kick start your career in Retail? Not sure where or how to start your journey? At TJX we want YOU, we are offering you the opportunity to join us as a Buying Administration Apprentice. You will gain a Level 4 qualification whilst working in a fast paced, energetic and diverse Buying Operations Team.


What will the apprentice be doing?

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.

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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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.

Reality Check

Your support hub includes; Line Manger, Development Supervisor, Fashion Retail Academy Tutor, TJX Mentor, TJX Buddy, Dedicated time to complete off the job learning and self-study activities / assignments

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 1-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 1-9) Desired
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About the employer

Hello, we’re TJX Europe. Who? You might ask. But that’s OK, because while you might not have heard of us, you’ve probably heard of our brands – TK Maxx and Homesense.

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