graduate scheme

Graduate Programme 2020

Job description

Build your strengths, broaden your skills and accelerate your career within an organisation that is fast-paced, diverse and constantly evolving. In return, we’ll offer you interesting and rewarding work with support, training and development to help you reach your full potential.

Our Buying, Data Science, George Fashion and Finance graduate programmes offer a unique opportunity to join our head offices in a wide variety of roles. All tailored to nurture you on your path to become a future leader or industry specialist.

Whether you’re based at Asda House in Leeds or George House in Lutterworth, you’ll experience what it is like to work for a retailer who always puts their colleagues and customers first. To save money and live better

Our graduate programmes offer two or three rotations, over two and a half years. You’ll take day-to-day accountability in role and be exposed to strategic projects that develop your business, personal and technical skills

If you are comfortable making big financial decisions based on your own analysis. Enjoy the idea of anticipating market trends or customer preferences and you relish working with data. Our buying pathway may be the perfect fit! You’ll be at the forefront of delivering excellent products – at excellent prices – to our customers.

You'll be rotating within:

  • Buying: analysing sales data, predicting trends, negotiating with our suppliers and marketing our products online
  • Merchandising: making sure that our products are always best placed for the customer – both in store and digitally
  • Category planning: implement brand strategy, analysing data trends and engaging with colleagues across the business
  • Supply chain: using data analytics and optimisation models to increase efficiency and reduce costs

There is never a dull day in our commercial function. If you’re a data-driven, analytical individual, looking for a fast-paced and competitive working environment, our buying pathway is perfect for you.

George Fashion
Do you want to be part of the second largest volume-clothing retailer and the fastest growing online platform in the UK? Our iconic George brand is based out of our tailor-made George House in Lutterworth, where you’ll find a fast-paced environment just oozing with creativity.
You could be rotating between:

  • Buying
  • Creative design
  • Online Marketing
  • Sourcing and sustainability
  • Merchandising
  • Supply

George is an active participant of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The teams work hard to ensure our brand is efficient, ethical and responsible. Taking necessary steps to protect our planet and reducing the footprint we leave behind. As a George graduate you’ll be analysing sales data, anticipating trends, negotiating with our suppliers and marketing our products online.

Data Science
Data is at the heart of everything we do! As a multi-channel retailer we look for graduates who can analyse problems, identify opportunities, make fact-based decisions and propose innovative solutions. All to help shape our future as one of the most digitally advanced retailers in the UK.

You could be working in:

  • Technology
  • Property
  • Ecommerce
  • Customer insight
  • Strategy

It is not essential, but it would be desirable to have experience of using R and Python, as well as having an interest in future technologies.

If you are looking for a career in finance, where you can study towards a CIMA qualification and gain a comprehensive knowledge of the finance industry, then look no further.

We offer rotations across:

  • Commercial finance
  • Operational finance
  • Controllership
  • Audit
  • Record to Report

Working within finance for one of the largest retailers in the UK has endless opportunities. You’ll work with complex data and use your analytical skills to support decision making, maximising our business performance potential.

What we are looking for


Buying: we'll consider any degree discipline, although business/analytical is preferred.

George Fashion: we would prefer applicants to have a degree in business, digital, creative and fashion.

Data Science: we are looking for a degree in computer science, data science, business analysis or any relevant analytical or numerate discipline such as mathematics and physics

Finance: we are looking for a degree in data science, finance, business analysis or an analytical discipline such as physics, maths or economics

Accepted degree subjects


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How to apply

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Closing date:  24 December 2019

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