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Graduate Buyers Training Scheme

If you have a head for figures, an entrepreneurial spirit and are keen to start your career in style look no further.

Now with 11 stores, Fenwick is the UK’s leading, independent department store group. Each store is an autonomous business with its own unique character and customer base.

At Fenwick, a Buyer is a manager, an organiser and a creative thinker focused on selecting the right product, which is crucial to the business. Using your knowledge and plenty of instinct, you will review and select potential merchandise, negotiate deals, fitting into an agreed purchase budget and present enticing, well planned ranges to the customer. Buyers are at the very heart of our business and have wide responsibilities with a great deal of independence. Their vision and talent is what makes our stores so excitingly different.

Training Programme

On our Graduate Training Programme you’ll be on the fast track to becoming a Buyer. Following an initial induction you will gain valuable retail experience working in a variety of departments, from fashion to home, whilst undertaking a structured personalised training programme.

You’ll quickly become involved in every aspect of our business – leading your team, analysing trends, talking to customers and dealing with suppliers. Mentored by a Senior Manager, you’ll move across several departments, developing your skills and confidence to make decisions and take responsibility. Prove yourself and you could be a Buyer within two years.

If you’re an ambitious graduate from any degree discipline with commercial acumen, creativity, bags of energy and you’ve got a real desire to build your future in retail – get in touch.

Career Path

We offer our programme at three stores: Newcastle, Brent Cross and Bentalls in Kingston.

Buying/Retail Management offers 8 – 12 vacancies.    

Application Details

Please click below to download an application form and specify which store you would like to apply to.

Alternatively, take the chance to talk directly with some of our graduates to hear what it’s like to work for Fenwick by visiting us at a Fenwick Graduate Stand at a campus or careers fair – click for further details. 

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