This page provides you with application and interview advice provided directly by graduates working at Arcadia Group
"It is important to be confident with what you say. In the commercial exercises having an understanding of the situation is more important than having the exact numbers. Don't become bogged down working out figures. Just be yourself, the people interviewing you often know when someone is being false and they would prefer you being honest."
Finance Analyst, BHS Retail at Arcadia GroupArcadia Group Profile
"Do your research but don't plan answers. Get a feel for the company and brands. Be relaxed and confident. "
Buying Associate, Home and Gifts at Arcadia GroupArcadia Group Profile
"Where do you shop? How do you keep up to date with fashion? Scenario questions to illustrate time managment and knowledge of the job role. Tell them about a time when you had to be organised. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?"
Merchandise Associate, International at Arcadia GroupArcadia Group Profile
"Give examples of when you made decisions, when you made a change in a process, when you have had to deal with conflict, think about your work ethic and explain your ways of working, as much as it is an interview for the role for you, make sure you ask questions about the way the department works and the way the merchandiser works, some are flexible, some can be awkward, so ensure you are a good fit for the job for yourself too."
Assistant Merchandiser, Womenswear at Arcadia GroupArcadia Group Profile
"Know your Arcadia brands. Know your strengths and weaknesses. Do a couple of standard merchandising practise tests online to prep. Let your personality out. Have a can-do attitude. Dress well. "
Senior International MAA, Topshop International at Arcadia GroupArcadia Group Profile
"Know the trends and how they filter down to your customer. Demonstrate an understanding of the competitors and customer profile."
Buyers Admin Assistant, Jersey at Arcadia GroupArcadia Group Profile
"Learn as much as you can about the business and all the various brands. The only other advise is to be really friendly and enthusiastic - it seems that these are the two main things they are looking for in new grads."
Finance Analyst, Brand at Arcadia GroupArcadia Group Profile
"Think about why you want to work for Arcadia. Have some understanding of the retail market and what impacts retailers. Be comfortable with analysing numbers."
Retail Finance Analyst, Retail Finance at Arcadia GroupArcadia Group Profile
"Ensure you are aware of the current affairs in the retail sector."
Cash and Capital Finance Analyst, Shared Services at Arcadia GroupArcadia Group Profile
"Ask questions about the job role."
Buying Associate-Experienced, Buying at Arcadia GroupArcadia Group Profile