Accessibility Links
UNIQUELY YOU TOGETHER HARRODS

School Leaver to Assistant Buyer

I joined the School Leaver Programme when I was 18 years old. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after finishing my A-levels. I applied to university as well as various vocational schemes, but I knew Harrods was the one for me from when I attended the assessment day. The environment was magical, everyone was friendly and welcoming and I really enjoyed the experience.
 
During the Programme, I worked with many people in the business, which set me up for my role in Buying. I was interested to learn more about our Buying roles and my managers set up a shadowing session with the team. When a role became available, I applied for it and here I am today, an Assistant Buyer managing a team of two.
 
I love that at Harrods we strive to make the impossible possible. Our people take pride in fulfilling the aspirations of our customers – there really is no problem too big. For example, on the shop floor, we were having an issue with our cushion making service, it wasn’t quick enough. We thought about how we can improve the service. Through networks we have in the alterations department – we were able to set up a cushion personalisation service in house! The team were delighted to see their feedback come to life.
Similar Content
Living our values by Laura Brown
Living our values by Laura Brown
We're nearly one year into our employee values. We caught up with our Retai...
In with the new Studio
In with the new Studio
You might be familiar with the newly reimagined departments in-store &ndash...
One team, one dream
One team, one dream
Hello, my name is Lee. I have worked at Harrods for six years. I am the Tea...
30 years on by David
30 years on by David
My name is David. I work at our Distribution Centre as our Fulfilment Wareh...

We are proud to have been awarded