Retail Management Graduate Programme - Applications for our 2014 programme will open on September 23rd, 2013.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for ambitious and talented individuals who love working with people and have a real passion for retail. To apply for the programme, you'll need a minimum of a 2:2 degree awarded within the last two years. You'll ideally have some retail experience and you should be prepared to relocate anywhere within the UK.
About the Programme
The B&Q Retail Management Graduate Programme offers the opportunity to accelerate your development towards achieving a senior managerial role in store. As well as valuable on-the-job learning gained from a variety of management placements, whilst on the 2 - year programme you'll have the opportunity to work on key projects, attend development workshops and courses to best prepare you for your role as a future leader of B&Q. It's very much hands on, working in real vacancies with significant responsibility and making decisions from day one.
Rewards & benefits
As a Retail Management Graduate at B&Q, you'll receive a starting salary of £25,000 which will be reviewed at different stages of your programme. You will also receive a range of other benefits, including:
- Management bonus
- Store team bonus
- Kingfisher pension scheme
- 20% staff discount
- Share save scheme
The Application Process
Our application process is as follows:
- 1. Online Application
- 2. Verbal and Numerical Ability Testing
- 3. Telephone Interview
- 4. Assessment Centre
Applications are considered on a rolling basis against our set criteria, and if you are successful you will be invited to the next stage of the process. We will accept applications from 1st September 2013 to 5th January 2014. Please note, depending on the number of applications we receive we may close this process early, so please submit your application as soon as possible.
We receive a high number of applications for our graduate programme so unfortunately we're unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates unless they have attended our Assessment Centre.