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Arcadia Apprenticeships: All you need to know

You might not have heard of Arcadia but we’re sure you’ve heard of their brands, Topshop, Topman, Wallis, Miss Selfridge to name a few. Did you know Arcadia also offer Apprenticeships? That’s right, you could be working at the heart of fashion for one of your favourite brands.

About Arcadia

Arcadia is the UK’s biggest privately-owned fashion retailer with a passion for creating bang on trend products for their customers. They own 8 major brands including Topman, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Wallis, Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Evans, and Outfit.

What do Arcadia Apprenticeships involve?

Arcadia Apprenticeships combine on the job training with off the job study allowing you to gain experience, highly sought skills and industry related qualifications. Are you looking for a challenging yet highly rewarding career? Arcadia Apprenticeships could be just what you’re looking for. During an Apprenticeship with Arcadia you’ll work within a merchandising role where you will provide admin support, analyse data and pinpoint trends, allocate stock, monitor and review sales.

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What are the benefits of joining Arcadia?

Arcadia Apprenticeships offer plenty of benefits. Not only will you gain a credible qualification, earn a competitive salary and develop your skills but you will also receive an abundance of support while working alongside industry experts plus perks such as sample sales, early finish Fridays and 25% discount for purchases in store. Once your Apprenticeship is finished you will also be offered the opportunity to progress your career further with Arcadia as a merchandise administration assistant.

Arcadia Apprenticeships skills

Do you have a head for numbers? Do you have excellent attention to detail? You could be the perfect fit. Arcadia will teach you all the skills needed to be an analyst and excel expert so don’t worry if you don’t have excel skills already.  It’s not just skills that Arcadia look for in their apprentices, they are also looking for people with the right attitude. Are you passionate about fashion? Keen to learn? Do you have the ability to remain calm when under pressure and still meet deadlines? You will also need live near London to commute to the Arcadia office in London.

Arcadia Apprenticeships Application Process

First, you’ll need to apply online via the Arcadia website and upload your CV and covering letter. Check out Arcadia’s CV tips before doing so. Then you’ll be invited to an insight day where you’ll learn more about Arcadia and get to meet the people who could potentially be your colleagues. You will then participate in a video interview, so Arcadia can get to know a little more about you. The final stage is to attend an assessment centre where you’ll do a numeracy test and then wait until you receive a phone call regarding whether you got the Apprenticeship or not.

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