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Distribution Graduate

  • Department: Distribution
  • Location: Thatcham
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 29612

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Are you an ambitious Graduate, with a desire to develop a management career in Distribution?

We are looking for an exceptional Graduate to become a future leader within our ever expanding and evolving Distribution business here at Harrods. The ideal candidate will be pro-active and ready for a challenge, with a keen interest in retail logistics, supply chain management and online fulfilment. Receiving unparalleled training opportunities and undertaking great responsibility from the start, this is an excellent opportunity to fast-track your career in Distribution management.

Scheme Structure

As a Graduate joining Harrods, you will spend the first 6 months within our retail team in Knightsbridge, giving you an insight into our shop floor functions and a true understanding of our business. Following your time in retail, you will then spend 9 months immersed within the different teams that make up our Distribution business. During this time, you will be given a comprehensive and broad-ranging overview of our Distribution and supply chain operations.

Moving around departments, you will gain exposure to Pre-Retail, Warehousing, Store Distribution/Receiving, Harrods Direct Fulfilment, Knightsbridge Dispatch and our Big Ticket Operation, as well as Transport.  You must be prepared to work between both the store in Knightsbridge and our Distribution Centre in Thatcham, West Berkshire, for the duration of the Graduate Scheme. Following completion of the Graduate Scheme, you will be based at our Thatcham Distribution Centre in your role with Harrods.


The Benefits

  • A competitive starting salary
  • 50% Business Clothing Allowance
  • 33% Staff Discount in store
  • A structured training programme to support your development
  • 25 days holiday, plus a paid birthday day off
  • Numerous networking opportunities and face-to-face time with our Distribution Director
  • ‘Your Benefits’ - our extensive benefits package with offers from gym discounts to healthcare plans
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Giving Back Scheme which enables you to take a paid day off work to volunteer for a charity of your choice


The Application Process

We want to give you an insight into our Distribution team at Harrods and what you can expect from our Distribution Graduate Scheme before joining. The application process will consist of:

  • An online application form
  • If successful, you will then be invited to complete a short video interview which can be completed at a time convenient for you
  • Following a successful video interview, you will then be invited to a full-day Assessment Centre at our Thatcham Distribution Centre which will be held in March 2019. The Assessment Centre will include a face-to-face interview with some of our Distribution managers, a group exercise and a presentation exercise, as well as a tour of our Distribution Centre. 


If you’re ready to start a rewarding and challenging career in Distribution management, apply today!

Please note: You must be available to attend the Assessment Centre for our Distribution Graduate Scheme, which will be held in Thatcham in March 2019.

Applications will close on 4th March 2019.

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