Arcadia Group

Arcadia Group

Also: Bhs, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Outfit, Topman, Topshop, Wallis

Arcadia Group is the UK's largest privately owned retailer with a portfolio that includes eight of the high streets best known brands.

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Arcadia Group is the UK’s largest privately owned fashion retailer with over 40,000 employees, 2,900 outlets and over 400 international stores in 30 different countries. Arcadia’s portfolio of brands include eight of the high street best known fashion brands – Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topman, Topshop, Bhs and Wallis – along with the shopping concept Outfit.

We offer a wide variety of different careers for graduates and trainees. London basedopportunities include: Buying, Merchandising, Distribution, Finance and HR. Our RetailManagement programme offers candidates nation wide opportunities.

We know that graduates are the future of our business which is why last year Arcadia employed 300 across the Group and scooped the 2011 Target Award for the most popular recruiter in retail. Our employees play a vital part in our success which is why we pride ourselves on giving graduates the best start to their careers, by offering excellent on the job competency based training and continued core skill workshops.

Commercial, passionate, success driven graduates that have a passion for customer service and fashion retail.  

Buyers Administration Assistants
Providing crucial administrative support to the Buying team and taking an active role in the buying process by placing product orders and monitoring deliveries. You’ll also be responsible for maintaining a sample library, attending fit sessions and monitoring the critical path.  

Merchandising Administration Assistants
Predicting the sizes, quantities and colours by analysing sales. You’ll monitor stock figures, keeping one step ahead of trends and maximise sales. Merchandise Admin Assistants work closely with Buying and Distribution teams to provide this season’s collections to the customer.   

Distribution Analysts
The Distribution function provides a crucial link between head office and our stores.  Distribution Analysts work very closely with the Merchandising teams and focus on getting the right product to the right place at the right time. They do this by analysing trends and stock performance for branches to maximise sales. We recruit all year round for the above roles.  

Retail Management Programme
This is a structured twelve month programme that fast tracks you to store management. We look for future managers who have a direct and immediate impact on our business success. You’ll manage everything from profit and loss to store and staff, as well as being responsible for inspiring and coaching your team.  

Finance Graduate Programme
Based in London, our Finance Graduate Programme called ‘Exceed’ is designed to provide you with exposure across the key areas of our business. You’ll have three placements, focusing on Buying and Merchandising, Retail and Group Finance, working towards a Finance Manager position by the end of the 3 year programme. We’ll also sponsor a CIMA qualification.  

HR Graduate Programme
Based in London, the HR programme is designed to provide you with exposure across the key areas of our business. You’ll have three placements, each lasting six months, focusing on retail, head office and group HR. These will allow you to get experience across the key facets of HR, for example resourcing, employee relations and learning and development. We’ll also sponsor a CIPD qualification.  

We open at specific times of year for the above roles, please see our website for details. For all of our roles we look for the most commercial, passionate, success driven candidates that have passion for customer service and fashion retail.

Specific degree backgrounds differ with each role (see website for details) but for all roles we encourage evidence of work experience in the area, university involvement and team work.  

If you join us, you can look forward to a competitive salary, up to 25 days holiday, bonus, pension scheme, an attractive 25% staff discount and lots more! We’re also committed to supporting the development of our people to ensure you are supported in your future career.

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    70 Berners Street
    W1T 3NL
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