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TJX Europe

Allocation Analyst, at TJX Europe

Application Advice: Prepare for a potential interview! Keep those energy levels up, be yourself and have fun. It is a great experience.

Interview Advice: Be sure to research as much as you can about the company, visit different stores. Let your passion for the company come through in the interview.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Area Manager, Aftersales at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Do your market/company research.

Interview Advice: Come with examples of your achievements and how YOU reached them.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Whitbread

Operations Manager, at Whitbread

Application Advice: Do your research and make sure this is a role you want, the business is 24/7, 365 days a year and you will be expected to work flexibly.

Interview Advice: Ask lots of questions and network where you can, ask other graduates in the program for advice and make yourself known. Whitbread value team work so work with each other in the interview and not against each other. The people at your assessment day are your future colleagues not your direct competition.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Majestic Wine

CHT Phone & Email Manager, Customer Happiness Team at Majestic Wine

Application Advice: Be honest, this company are very good at seeing past the CV to discover base skills that will benefit the group as a whole, they employ from all walks of life and levels of experience. Culture and attitude is important.

Interview Advice: Role plays, good targeted questioning as well as open-ended tasks/questions.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Whitbread

Operations Management Graduate, Premier Inn at Whitbread

Application Advice: Be prepared to answer why you chose Premier Inn and what makes you suitable to join the world of hospitality.

Interview Advice: Be prepared. Learn about the business and the challenges it faces now. Show that you are driven and a curious person throughout the whole process.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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TJX Europe

Business Technology Graduate, Logistics at TJX Europe

Application Advice: Show your soft skills.

Interview Advice: Communication is key.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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TJX Europe

Loss Prevention Graduate, Loss Prevention at TJX Europe

Application Advice: The most important thing is that you fit into the culture and can fully identify yourself with it.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Whitbread

Operations Graduate, at Whitbread

Application Advice: Enjoy the Assessment Centre day!

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Whitbread

Graduate Operations Manager, Operations Management at Whitbread

Application Advice: Demonstrate flexibility and people skill.

Interview Advice: At the interview, be yourself. Whitbread encourages you to be yourself throughout your career, so quirky is good.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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DHL Supply Chain

Warehouse Front Line Manager and Project Lead, Warehouse at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: Be very clear if you do/do not want to work in a particular sector. The graduate team would prefer you to be honest so that they ensure you are placed in the best position instead of having to try and move you once you start.

Interview Advice: Draw on as much experience as possible, have confidence in what you are saying. Always show how passionate you are.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Majestic Wine

Executive Assistant to CEO & CFO, Plc at Majestic Wine

Application Advice: Flexibility is key. There is no set job description so you need to adapt to the day to day needs of management and the business. You need to work independently but also be adept at fostering good working relationships with colleagues to make things work smoothly.

Interview Advice: Have examples ready of situations where you have used your skill set and how you can add value to the business. Be relaxed and open and don't be afraid to admit past failings but demonstrate how you've overcome them.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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New Look

Delivery admin assistant, Wholesale at New Look

Application Advice: Research the brand and understand it is fast pace.

Interview Advice: Be confident, sell yourself as knowing it's fast fashion and workload is high.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Mitchells and Butlers

Retail Business Manager, Operations at Mitchells and Butlers

Application Advice: Gain experience in the industry. Achieve a 2:1 at university. Speak to current area managers in the company. Understand our different brands. Understand the responsibilities of an area manager.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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KFC UK & Ireland

Restaurant General Manager trainee, Restaurant Operations at KFC UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Make the most of in restaurant experience. See your role as trainee RGM and immerse yourself in everything it involves, it's not forever.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed and ask all the questions possible, be sure to feel you fully know what to expect in the role by the end of the interview.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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PayPal

Strategy & Analysis Intern, Operations at PayPal

Application Advice: Try to find people from your school/university that work at PayPal in order to ask them to explain you the details of the different services and positions. This way, you will be able to apply to the most suitable position for you.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and show your interest for the sector and the product.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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KFC UK & Ireland

Operations Leadership Graduate, at KFC UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Be yourself, if the company isn't right for you then that's fine, apply because you want to and not because you need to.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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KFC UK & Ireland

Operations Leadership Scheme, London at KFC UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Be authentic. Please do not respond to the question: what is your biggest weakness? With the answer Perfectionist, or some other manipulated answer. Be open and honest, with a willingness to want to improve.

Interview Advice: You will be asked a lot of questions about you. Not so much about work experience or your working life. It'll be a journey. So think hard about who you are and where you want to be.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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KFC UK & Ireland

Kfc Operations graduate, at KFC UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Enjoy the good days because the bad days are extra tough in an environment such as retail.

Interview Advice: Research company on their values and relate them to yourself.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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KFC UK & Ireland

Graduate Restaurant General Manager, South at KFC UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Be your best self. KFC thrives on the authenticity of its graduates and being a real human being.

Interview Advice: Be vulnerable. KFC loves people who are looking to improve themselves and others around them and want to know, you know your faults and are willing to change them.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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John Lewis Partnership

Service Manager, Product Services at John Lewis Partnership

Application Advice: Demonstrate leadership, commercial awareness, passion for retailing. The customer is at the heart of everything we do.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Boots

Stores Communications Assistant Manager, Stores Communications at Boots

Application Advice: - Take your time, make a plan. The application requires a lot of writing about your skills and what you have done, so make sure you write in a structured way. - Don't be economical with the truth; if you haven't climbed mount Everest, don't say you have!

Interview Advice: - Be honest! I was very honest in my interview; I am of the opinion that if they don't like YOU then it's not the right company for you. Answer their questions without overthinking your answers - they are looking for genuine people who aren't answering th

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Vodafone

Operations Specialist, Channel Cost at Vodafone

Application Advice: Be open-minded, hard-working and very organised.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Sainsbury's

Operations Development Manager, Online at Sainsbury’s

Application Advice: Understand the company - Sainsbury's is distinct from its competitors and you'll need to understand how in order to be successful. Be passionate. Understand retail and people, not just this company.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Go for it. A successful company who recognises hard work and will look after you

Interview Advice: Be relaxed and confidentI

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Asda

Systems Analyst, eCommerce at Asda

Application Advice: You need to be flexible in the way you work. So much of your day and week is created by yourself and you need to be able to do that, drive yourself and others and manage upwards in order to be successful.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! Asda truly believes in the Asda personality and this comes from people being who they really are. Don't be afraid to let your own style shine through. Always be early for an interview as a lot of the time meetings change so someone may see you earlier or later but by already being there it will be noticed. Be prepared to talk about you as a person as well as in a professional setting.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Boots

Development Manager, Supply Chain at Boots

Application Advice: Do your prep, show an interest. Have work experience ahead of applying, ways in which you can demonstrate that you possess a host of skills.

Interview Advice: Do your prep and you'll be fine.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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New Look

Data Mining, Profit Protection at New Look

Application Advice: Everything you do is interesting - better to be a well rounded applicant with a variety of skills than a one trick pony.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and really listen to the terminology used. The better you listen, the better you'll answer.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Asda

Compliance Coordinator, Compliance at Asda

Application Advice: Make sure your CV is clear and focus on the skills you have that are relevant to the job.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, answer questions honestly and let your personality show through.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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KFC UK & Ireland

Operations Leadership Graduate, Scotland & the North at KFC UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Thoroughly research the company and be authentic, the company doesn't want you to try and be something or someone you're not.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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KFC UK & Ireland

Operations Leadership Graduate Scheme, Operations at KFC UK & Ireland

Application Advice: I would encourage applicants to show their ambition and also have a wide knowledge of the company. It is also very important that you are self aware, and are able to be vulnerable. Make sure this comes across at each stage of the application process - that you know what your weaknesses are, as well as your strengths.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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KFC UK & Ireland

Operations Leadership Graduate, at KFC UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Find out as much as you can about the company, and come up with your own step to change ideas.

Interview Advice: What would be your big idea to take the company to the next level?

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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KFC UK & Ireland

Operations Leadership Graduate, Scotland & the North at KFC UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Our company appreciates authenticity. Do not try to be something you are not as they will find out when you get to interview. Be comfortable with admitting what opportunities you have for growth. KFC appreciates the ability to self-assess and know what your own weaknesses are.

Interview Advice: Again, be yourself. Feel comfortable discussing both things you know you are good at and things you feel you could improve on. The nature of the business will develop your weaknesses, it is more important that you are a good culture fit. They are looking for people who are big idea thinkers, good at working in teams and developing the people around them and people who drive results.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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KFC UK & Ireland

Restaurant General Manager trainee, Restaurant at KFC UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Be prepared for steep learning curve. Ensure you are fully comfortable with working within a fast food restaurant and all that comes with it.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, ask questions at every opportunity.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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KFC UK & Ireland

Operations Leadership Scheme, at KFC UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Be yourself, don't pretend to be something you aren't and do your research into the company. Don't be afraid to talk about your strengths and at the same time your weaknesses. The application process isn't robotic, you have contact with a real person from day one and you will constantly receive feedback.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be honest and you will be fine.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Accenture

Deployment Lead, Business Change at Accenture

Application Advice: Have a genuine passion for technology

Interview Advice: Know a couple of Accenture case studies well and be able to apply them

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Mitchells and Butlers

Operations Graduate, Operations at Mitchells and Butlers

Application Advice: Great role to apply for. Very hands on. Be prepared to get your hands dirty.. particularly within operations. Great exposure to the front-line of the business. Very useful to have experience in the hospitality/retail industry.

Interview Advice: Understand the retail industry.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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WM Morrisons

Graduate Trainee, Manufacturing at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: The recruitment is strengths based so know your strengths and be able to back them up with evidence.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Fuller's

Graduate Operations Trainee, Operations at Fuller’s

Application Advice: Research Fuller's. Visit a range of their pubs so you can get a feel for what we do. Make sure your CV has diverse things on it, not just academic stuff and all the usual good spelling, grammar etc. that goes without saying.

Interview Advice: Make sure you get your personality across as this is probably the first thing they consider after your qualifications, they want to know that you'll fit in well at Fuller's. If you have to do a presentation make sure you stick to the allotted time. Be personable and really get involved in the group activities. Don't be shy and try to talk to the people assessing you outside of the interview during the assessment day.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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WH Smith

Project Management, Space & Format at WH Smith

Application Advice: If you are highly organised, love variety in a job, and like working with like-minded, hard working people, I would definitely consider applying for the graduate scheme at WHSmith.

Interview Advice: Make sure you familiarise yourself with the company, especially the four core values, as in my experience, these always come up at interview. Think particularly about how you have demonstrated these values on a day-to-day basis.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Boots

operations graduate, loss reduction at Boots

Application Advice: Research the company as much as possible both within the UK and internationally. Spend time looking at competitors too and seeing how WBA compare to them.

Interview Advice: Boots love individuality, don't waste time on buzzwords.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Asda

Project Manager, Retail Operations at Asda

Application Advice: Let your personality shine through in your application, Asda hire for attitude, train for skill.

Interview Advice: Relate all questions to relevant examples from uni, work experience, etc.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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TJX Europe

Graduate, at TJX Europe

Application Advice: Show you have researched the company and you have a good understanding of the company. Visit stores so you can talk about what you have seen.Ensure you act enthusiastic and show how passionate you are about working for such an exciting, fast pace and profitable company.

Interview Advice: Be energetic, enthusiastic and a good person and you will do well in this company. The company is one of the only fashion retailers that don't require a fashion degree and give anyone an opportunity if they deserve it. It is not competitive and they can hire as many people as they like so do your research on the company values/ morals and you will be fine!

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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WM Morrisons

Production and Manufacturing Graduate, Manufacturing at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Research the role you're applying for in great detail. Lots of graduates start in roles that they have no idea about.

Interview Advice: Be open and honest. Don't speak over people but do contribute. Accept other peoples views. During team exercises try to work together. Never put another applicant down.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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WM Morrisons

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Be yourself and show your true personality - yes experience is needed but a lot of the assessments look at your personality and how you come across in different situations.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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WM Morrisons

Manufacturing Graduate Scheme, Manufacturing at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Make sure food manufacturing is what you want to do. Girls who want to wear lots of make-up, do their nails and look after their hair need not apply. Have experience of manufacturing and be a logical thinking problem solver

Interview Advice: Do your research on the morrisons values and apply these to your experience and education

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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WM Morrisons

FLM, Woodhead Bros at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Be confident, and passionate about the business, this is what they want to see.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Tesco

Graduate Supply Chain Project Manager, Supply Chain Development at Tesco

Application Advice: You need to display good knowledge and interest in the retail sector and be able to come up with your own solutions to problems that might occur. Don't be afraid to speak your mind and be confident in your own ability.

Interview Advice: Make sure you elaborate on your answers. If an interviewer asks where you have faced a difficult situation for example, say why it was difficult but also explain what you decided to do, what the outcome was and what, if anything, you would do next time.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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Allianz Insurance

Retail Management Trainee, Claims Validation Team at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Read the Annual Report and understand the performance of the business to date - in particular the division you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and relax - you'll give the best of yourself and that is what Allianz are looking for. Not a cut throat competitive nature.

Industry: Retail, Retail (Operations)

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