Next’s Graduate Schemes


Trainee Merchandiser

Ref: 0017704

 location Leicester – Enderby

weekly hours  36 Hours p/w

Pound  21,653 p/a

A 12-18 month scheme designed to support the Merchandising team on a daily basis while acquiring the required skills to develop as a future Merchandiser.

About the team

Working alongside your Buying, Technology and Design colleagues, you will support the Merchandising team from analysing sales to ordering stock from suppliers all over the world.

About the role

You will,

* Analyse last year’s sales to forecast what will sell well in future seasons.

* Negotiate, order and manage deliveries with suppliers from Europe to the Far East.

* Review sales daily, to help manage stock levels in store and online.

* Accurately update key merchandising systems.


About you

*You are organised and can manage and prioritise a wide range of tasks.

*A great communicator, you will build excellent relationships both internally and externally.

*You are able to interpret data and see opportunities.

*You thrive in a fast paced, busy environment.

*Approachable and at your best in a team environment.

Technical skills/business skills required

* Experienced user of Microsoft Excel

* Highly numerate


Bonus Scheme

Pension Scheme

ShareSave Scheme

Life Assurance

Childcare Vouchers

Staff Discount

On-site Nursery

About Next

You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 43,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 540 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

Our IT Trainees

Working as a Trainee

Right now we have more than 600 skilled professionals working in our IT teams. But, to make sure we’re always adding exciting new IT talent to those teams, we offer great opportunities for students and graduates to join us as trainees.

The first way you can become an IT Trainee at Next is through a 12 month placement during your studies. Then, if you’ve really impressed us during those 12 months, you could even be returning to university with a conditional job offer.

The other option is to join our Graduate Trainee Scheme, which lasts between 18 and 24 months. And, as you learn and grow through all the internal and external training and experiences we provide, your salary will increase every 6 months too.

So, whether its working with our eCommerce, Retail Stock & Logistics or Directory systems teams, to name just a few, there could be a big opportunity to start an exciting IT career here with us.

What You Can Expect

We do all we can to make sure we only choose the very best individuals for our IT Trainee roles. So, if you’re offered a place it means you’ve really earned it!

Ideally, the people we look for will have (or be working towards) an impressive degree in an IT subject. But, more importantly, they’ll demonstrate genuine drive, curiosity and a passion for what we do.

And, if we invite you to join our team, you’ll be involved in some pretty exciting projects right from day one. We’ll also do all we can to help you feel settled and motivated, and ensure you’re getting all the training and support you need

IT Trainee Roles

Prove to us that you’ve got the knowledge, passion and drive to add something special to our IT teams and we’ll help you find the perfect place for you to thrive.

Trainee Designers

Our Designers are the creative minds behind our most exciting future trends. In fact, our amazing retail reputation is built on the power of their imaginations. It’s an energetic role, filled with trend research, inspiration gathering, commercial considerations and, most importantly, beautiful design.

Trainee Technologist

As a Trainee Technologist you’ll be working up close and personal with buyers, designers and suppliers. You’ll make absolutely sure that each and every one of our products complies with the relevant consumer legislation. You’ll also be setting safety and performance standards for our suppliers. It’s serious stuff.