Digital Graduate Scheme
graduate scheme

Digital Graduate Scheme


Job description

The importance of the programme
We take our early careers development very seriously. We’ve got a long history of running successful graduate programmes and we really want to help you gain some valuable experience in a business that will give you a springboard into your career.

Our two-year structured graduate scheme combines critical on the job experiences alongside a development programme that builds your self-awareness and leadership potential, gives you access to senior leaders and an opportunity to work on real business challenges.

You’ll start your journey within one of our UK stores. This will help you to understand the heart of our business and the part you’ll play in making our customers feel good.

What you’ll be doing on the Programme
You’ll be given the opportunity to gain an overview of our digital function through rotations in some of the following areas:

Omni-channel Proposition
The Omni-channel Proposition team have two priorities; create brilliant new propositions that our customers love and building tools that give our colleagues time back to do what they do best; helping our customers and patients.

They deliver seamless Omni-channel propositions based on overarching strategy and tools based on consumer insight, market knowledge and commercial return.

Product management
The product management team own our digital platforms and work together to drive development and progression of, internal systems and the Boots App.

They work closely with our IT teams to complete items from the backlog and develop roadmaps for the future.

Digital experience
The digital experience team deliver beautifully simple, consistent, digital experiences for our customers across our platforms. We are a team made up of specialist digital designers, copywriters, front end developers and digital experience managers who develop, deliver and optimise.

Digital marketing
The digital marketing team are specialists in their field and work closely with our above the line marketing colleagues to deliver compelling cross-channel campaigns, and to ensure that Boots is top of mind wherever and whenever a customer interacts with us.

Digital operations
The digital operations team ensure the day to day running of the website occurs and that future development is defined and accepted. They are involved in any new activity on whilst also ensuring can trade effectively for to day -to-day.

Digital trading/Ecommerce
The digital trading team are responsible for utilising all of the above teams as well as their knowledge to ensure they deliver the sales and profits budgets. They work with the commercial teams to trade the existing offer whilst delivering new products, services and promotions to increase Boots market share.

What you gain on the programme
We know how tough it can be getting your first job out of university, and we really want to help you do that in the best way possible.

On this programme you’ll gain a rounded view of our digital teams and access to leaders around the business. Setting you up for the next step of your career in digital, with your breadth of experience the choice is yours.

Our Benefits

  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Boots employee discount card
  • Discretionary performance related annual bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to our Benefit Box – The benefits box brings together benefits that support you and your family, now and in the future. We have a variety of benefits including; access to our onsite gym at our Nottingham support office, holiday purchasing, discounted travel insurance, cinema passes and restaurant discounts and much more
  • Access to pavilion events at our Nottingham support office - Access to new and exclusive products from our well-known brands

Find out more about what it’s like to work at Boots by visiting our Youtube channel.

Company information

Boots is the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2,500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc, the first global pharmacy-led health and wellbeing enterprise.

Digital is an extremely fast paced area of Boots at the very core of our business; our teams develop, run and continually improve Boots digital platforms to ensure we are giving our customers the best experience across all channels.

We are a varied team, from developing digital customer strategy to designing, implementing and even running we always put our customers and patients first.

Digital is woven throughout our business and since is our biggest “store” the importance of our success is ever growing.

Person requirements

  • A clear and un-rivaled passion for digital and everything that is associated with it
  • The ability to understand the wider business and “bigger picture” and how digital fits in
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presenting and reporting
  • Strong people and stakeholder management skills
  • Thrives on change
  • Is capable and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Qualifications and experience requirements

To apply for this role you must be on track or have obtained a 2:1 or above within the last three years.

Accepted degree subjects




£1,000 welcome payment



Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

Start date


How to apply

Number of vacancies: Two - Five

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 24/01/2018

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