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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: Applications accepted until programmes are full.
  • Starting salaries: £27.5k
  • Regions: London; North-East; Wales; Ireland
  • Industries: Retail; Management
  • Website: http://www.loreal.co.uk/_en/_gb/index.aspx
  • Email: N/A
  • Telephone:
  • Address: London Office:

L’Oréal (UK) Ltd
255 Hammersmith Road
W6 8AZ

What is L'Oréal?

L'Oreal is a global leader in the production of cosmetic products, with more than 130 products sold per second worldwide, and whose turnover in the UK alone in 2006 topped £626 million.. L'Oréal's brands include some of the most recognisable on the market, including L'Oréal Paris, Maybelline, Body Shop and Ralph Lauren. L'Oréal acknowledges and respects that every person and every culture is different, and is dedicated to researching and developing beauty products for each person and each market to satisfy all its clients.

What roles are available at L'Oréal?

Engineering; Finance and Operations; Marketing; Commercial; Communications.

Application process for L'Oréal.

The application process starts with online applications, followed by individual and group interviews. Online applications can be submitted via this page.

Entry requirements and type of person suited for L'Oréal.

A 2:1 degree and 300 UCAS points from 3 subjects (or equivalent) are the necessary academic requirements. For Finance, a numerate discipline is an advantage. For all roles, L'Oréal requires candidates who are dynamic and creative, felxible and adaptable, with good communication skills and who can work well to deadlines. Second language skills can be beneficial.

  • Engineering - an Engineering or technical background required. Strong technical skills are required alongside good financial and marketing awareness.
  • Finance and Operations - Excellent numerate skills should come together with good analytical skills, self-motivation, open-mindedness, and an entrepeneurial personality.
  • Marketing - Project oriented graduates with good team working skills, strong analytical skills and excellent communication skills are required.
  • Commercial - Good negotiation and communication skills, sensitivity, imagination and pragmatism are vital characteristics for this role.
  • Communications - Applicants must have a passion for media and an interest in all news areas. Open mindedness and excellent communication skills are also essential.

Future prospects and training at L'Oréal.

Training begins with a week long induction introducing graduates to the world of L'Oréal. After this, a year long training programmes involving 3 placements allowing for graduates to gain on the job experience in a number of different roles, giving them real responsibilities from the very start. Alongside this L'Oréal runs off-site training courses to adapt graduates to a business way of life, while an experienced manager will act as a mentor for graduates for the duration of the training. L'Oréal runs a meritocratic promotion scheme - those with the most drive and best results will have very good promotion prospects, both at home and abroad.

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