All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Arcadia Group employees based on 62 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.1/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.1/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.6/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
2.7/5
 
Company Culture:
3.3/5
 
Career Progression:
3.1/5
 
Colleagues:
4.1/5
 
Training:
3.5/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.5/5
 
Overall Rating:
3/5
 

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Arcadia Group

Average start time: 9:00

Average end time: 17:30

Average number of working hours: 8.5

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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic, ask questions.
In terms of the job be prepared to be away from home.

Interview Advice:

Honesty, preparation. Know the company.

Ecologist, Ecology at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

If you are applying for this job, it is obviously a job you want and you should show that in your application. You may think that they don't need to know every single experience or training you have, it may seem like something small you did a year or ago but all your experiences, training and skills is what makes you capable to do that job and you should portray that as much as possible. Don't be afraid to inject some personality into the application, especially if there is a section where you are asked about yourself. Applying for a job never focuses 100% on whether you can do the actual job, your personality is also observed, the employer wants to see if you are a nice person, will you get on well with colleagues and if you are right for them.

Interview Advice:

Preparation is key! Don't arrive to the interview without having researched the job and company. An interview is not only about them finding out if you are suitable for the position but its also about you finding out if it's a job/company that will suit you. If you have carried out research and prepared questions you want to ask, you will gain a better understanding of what the job/company will require of you. It will also put you at ease as you will not enter your interview with nothing to say or ask.
Again, a bit of personality is great, at the end of the day you may all be colleagues and will spend a lot of time together, showing them you are a nice person is a good thing. Lastly, don't be nervous, an interview is not about testing what you do and do not know, they have read your CV and asked you for an interview, they know you are capable for the position. An interview is about showcasing your knowledge and skills and showing them you do know what you're talking about!

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Application Advice:

If you are passionate about the Built Environment but are not yet sure of exactly what career route you want to take, Arcadis is the place to be. If you want Purpose from a career which affects every element of the Built Environment; Water, Infrastructure, Environment and Buildings then Arcadis is the place to be.

You are actively supported to experience other career routes in order to allow you to enjoy your work whilst delivering best value for the clients and Arcadis.

Expect to be challenged but remember that your career will always be in your own hands.

Interview Advice:

Research the company.
Research the news relating to Arcadis and the economy generally.

Smile, enjoy it, make friends with the other candidates.

Get as much experience and extra Curricular on your CV as possible.

Cost Consultant, Property at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Arcadis want people who will stay with them long term because they invest a lot in their people. So they want to see that you plan a future with them and that you are keen to learn and develop your skills in order to move up the ladder with them.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Be Confident and show that you are keen to learn and develop with Arcadis.

Graduate Engineer, Cardiff at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Do lots of research on the job role.

Interview Advice:

Scenarios about the job role.

Merchandise Admin Assistant, Jersey at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Ensure you have a thick skin and you are confident.

Interview Advice:

Build on your experience and show how aspects of your previous experience translates into the job.

, at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Visit all types of stores, i.e. if the brand you are interviewing for can be bought in other department stores, other websites...

Interview Advice:

Do a customer analysis.

MAA, Wovens/Accessories at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Don't be afraid to blow your own trumpet a little bit, get as much on the application as possible but ensure it still reads well. Your answers should be clear and concise but hard-hitting to show you are determined and want this job.

Interview Advice:

Research the job role thoroughly so that you have a rough understanding of what the day-to-day job roles will entail. Have a good understanding of the company - where it began, how it has changed, what the future holds, what factors are influential in its industry. You need a really good grounding in this. You want to get to know the company well before the interview - I find this makes you more hungry for the job, and makes you more passionate.

Finance Analyst, at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Do your research, be prepared & show you are passionate for the brand.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for your presentation in advance, be prepared to answer questions & demonstrate you know the market.

Merchandise Admin Assistant, International at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Prepare a good SWOT analysis and know the brand role inside and out.

Interview Advice:

Be cool, be relaxed and research day to day tasks. Think of how your experience can relate to your job.

International MAA, International at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure your CV is up to date and tailored towards this industry.

Interview Advice:

There's no such thing as too much research, make sure you really know your stuff on the brands and the market! And don't panic, just relax and enjoy the interview!

Merchandise Administration Assistant, Dorothy Perkins – Accessories at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate your ability to be analytical - through uni degree etc

Interview Advice:

Know about the brand you're applying for and read the job description carefully

Merchandise Admin Assistant, at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Its all about the right experience

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - There will be alot of people who can do the job, it comes down to what you are like as a person and whether they feel you will fit in to the team

Buyers Admin Assistant, Footwear/Accessories at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Dress for your brand.

The 'm' in merchandising is for 'Money.'

Don't be afraid to highlight things your brand doesn't do so well on but suggest how we can approve.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, show your personality in a professional way.

know your numbers. if your numbers are wrong in your interview that you've spent ages prepping they're going to be wrong in the fast paced environment we're in.

Highlight your transferable skills. I have an English degree which is highly analytical. These two go hand in hand.

Don't focus on creative aspects of the business. do mention them but link to merchandising and your potential job role.

Merchandising Admin Assistant, Knitwear at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

You will need to be very driven and motivated.
you will need to be very organised and be happy to organise the department.
you must be fantastic at admin and keeping track of samples etc.
Critical Path previous experience
Very good at communication
Willing to learn new systems

Interview Advice:

Be very keen.
talk about past experience and about the brand
talk about how we could improve as a brand

Buyers Admin Assistant, Lingerie/Sleep/Swim at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Be passionate about your job

Interview Advice:

know your brand

International MAA, International at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

-Be honest
-Passionate
-Have retail experience
-Make sure you have a keen eye for emerging trends
-ensure you have a keen eye for colours and print trend
-Detail is very important

Interview Advice:

-prepair a presentation in advance
-Make sure you are confiident in what you are presenting
-Dress so you are comfortable and express yourself
-Prepair a question for the interviewer

BAA, at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Be passionate for the Brand

Interview Advice:

Show your personality

Merchandise Admin Assistant, Merchandising at Arcadia Group
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Interview Advice:

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 Group
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Application Advice:

Chase up your application and keep in touch with the personal dealing with your application. Research the company thoroughly and keep an open mind when offered interviews in departments that you hadn't thought of applying for.

Interview Advice:

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 Group
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Application Advice:

Ensure you know what the role entails so you know if it is for you. There have been quite a few people join and then leave as it isn't what they thought. Also ensure you have suffcient experience of handling excelas it is essential. An annalytical & organised mind is essential.

Interview Advice:

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 Group
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Application Advice:

Ensure you research the role fully.
Have a high level of commercial awareness and know context behind the industry.

Interview Advice:

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 Group
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Application Advice:

Make yourself stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you are aware of the current affairs in the retail sector.

Cash and Capital Finance Analyst, Shared Services at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Apply if your are passionate about the company.

Interview Advice:

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 Group
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Application Advice:

The job requires someone who is commercial and really passionate about working with the product and in retail.

Interview Advice:

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 Group
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Application Advice:

Put lots of effort into researching before you write the answers - although don't leave it too long as applications sometimes close not too soon after opening.

Make sure you practice numerical testing as if you fail this then it will automatically terminate your application!

Interview Advice:

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 Group
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Application Advice:

Know your fashion brands and trends. Be confident and show that you've got a strong analytical skill set. Be ready to be challenged and open to trying new things. Be comfortable with numbers, but more importantly ensure to be commercially aware. If you don't like a fast paced job, this will not be for you.

Interview Advice:

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 Group
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Application Advice:

Showing strong commercial awareness is really important. Be enthusiastic and show a genuine interest in the brand and product.

Online Trading Assistant, Digital at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

- Apply early
- make sure you have a detailed understanding of your role, the sector you are applying for and the business as a whole
- use career advisors to go through cover letter and CV

Interview Advice:

- see above, clear understanding of role and business and related competency questions.
- practice maths test
- be clear, confident and keen.

International merchandising administration assistant, International at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Go into store when you do your SWOT analysis, ask the staff lots of questions!

Interview Advice:

Don't dress too smart - stay high fashion and casual!

Merchandise Associate, Wonenswear at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

It's quite lengthy and complicated.

Interview Advice:

Be patient and prepared to do a series of tough interviews for the positions that are not always available.

Merchandising Assistant, at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Be prepared for lots of administration work and having to meet deadlines. Do not expect to progress within the department quickly, be able to adapt quickly, be willing to learn, write everything down!

Interview Advice:

What has been the biggest decision I have made in the past year? Think about the outcome of making that decision and explain the positives and negatives of it. Indicate how you have learnt from the decision you made/why you stick by it.

Merchandising Associate, Merchandising at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Be patient and prepared for a lengthy interview process. Typical interview process includes; application form, maths test, video/phone interview, interview with Arcadia including maths test and presentation, interview with brand and presentation.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared and have a good knowledge of the retail world and have a good commercial awareness.

Merchandise Associate, Womenswear at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to work late hours.

Merchandising Admin Assistant, Merchandising at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure you understand what the job role is before applying. Many people think merchandising is a pathway into buying and it's not.

Interview Advice:

Know your strengths and weaknesses (turn your weaknesses into strengths). Be aware of competitors in the marketplace and don't be afraid to give your own ideas in your interview as it shows your creativity. I was asked 3 words to describe myself so choose wisely. I would also recommend having a really clear understanding of merchandising and its impact on the company and sales etc.

Merchandising Admin Assistant, Footwear merchandising at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company. Demonstrate a passion for working here.
Research the retail industry and environment.

Finance Analyst, Retail Finance at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Show a desire to work at Arcadia, not just in one of the brands. Make sure the enthusiasm comes across at each stage of the application.

Interview Advice:

Some of the questions asked: What do you expect to do in the job? What is currently happening in the economy? How does it affect Arcadia?

Finance Analyst, Group Finance at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

- Make sure you understand all the brands within the group and their competitors.
- Research problems and opportunities facing the retail industry.
- Brush up on your maths.

Interview Advice:

- Be confident and friendly.
- Ask questions and be interested.
- Don't panick - Interviewers are looking for logical thinking.

Finance Analyst, Finance at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Research the industry to ensure you have a good knowledge on external factors that may be having an impact on the sector.

Be prepared for change and be prepared to be adaptable - Retail industry is very fast paced and situations may change daily.

Interview Advice:

-Ensure you prepare for your interview
-Recall on times where you have had to demonstrate skills that would be helpful in the workplace eg. Organisational skills, good communications, and difficult situations you have had to overcome.
-It is important y

Finance Analyst, Finance at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company and the industry as it is important to know a lot about the area you want to work in. Be enthusiastic about the role and the industry and the brand if you are interviewing for a specific brand. Only apply to the role if you really feel you are passionate about it - it is a hard working industry with lower pay than others so you need to really feel strongly about wanting to start a career in retail.

Merchandise Admin Assistant, Topman at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

- Don't rush it and spend some time thinking about what you acutally want to show about yourself.

Interview Advice:

#NAME?

Merchandise Associate, Fashion Accessories at Arcadia Group
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to get stuck into the job and make sure you organise your work.

Interview Advice:

Ask questions about the job role.

Buying Associate-Experienced, Buying at Arcadia Group
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