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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: Buying, merchandising and distribution positions are recruited for all year round.
  • Starting salaries: £17.5k - £23k
  • Regions: Nationwide
  • Industries: Retail, Fashion, Management
  • Website: http://www.arcadiagroup.co.uk/
  • Email: N/A
  • Telephone: N/A
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What is Arcadia?

The Arcadia Group is one of the UK's largest privately owned fashion retailers, with 2,500 stores and 27,000 staff nationwide, and boasting the "Outfit" concept, which supplies Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topman, Topshop and Wallis. With an expanding online presence as well as growing international recognition, the Arcadia Group can offer graduates an exciting opportunity in retail management.

What roles are available at Arcadia?

Finance, Management, Puchasing, Retailing, Logistics, Human Resources

Application process for Arcadia.

Apply online at http://www.arcadiagroup.co.uk/careers/opportunities/graduates/index.html. (I warn you, it's a tricky website.)

Entry requirements and type of person suited for Arcadia.

A degree and 5 GCSE's at A* to C are the only educational requirements. Different roles will require different degrees - for example, Purchasing and Distributing would require a degree in a numerate subject. Other essential skills include team working, motivation, leadership, communication skills, attention to detail and organisational skills. Commercial awareness is an essential characteristic for applicants.

Future prospects and training at Arcadia.

Each role will have slightly different training methods based on the skills required for that position. Traning could involve retail and business skills workshops, store inductions, personal development plans and reviews, work placements, and shadowing experienced professionals.

Promotion to upper management is a long term prospect for management trainees.

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