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Company Profile - Arcadia


The Arcadia Group is the UK’s largest privately owned fashion retailer with over 28,000 employees, 2,700 outlets and over 400 international stores in 29 different countries. Arcadia’s portfolio of brands include seven of the best known high street fashion brands – Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge,Topman,Topshop and Wallis – along with the shopping concept Outfit.

Who are we?

We bring our customers the latest, the best, the most inspirational fashion on the high street.

Working for The Arcadia Group is not like working for any other retailer, our people benefit from the opportunity to develop their career and move between our seven brands – without ever having to leave the group. Whether you’re working in a store or at our head office, there’s no mistaking that you’re at the heart of a dynamic and fast moving fashion retail group.

We are the Times graduate employer of choice for retail.

Career Opportunities

Our continued success is attributed to our people which is why we go to such lengths to ensure you progress to become a major contributor to our team. We are renowned for our commitment to the training and personal development of our Graduates - if you're serious about your career in retail then we're passionate about getting you there.

Training and Development

Within the Buying, Merchandising and Distribution departments, on-the-job training is competency based. This structured framework not only allows you and your line manager to identify, discuss and act on training and development requirements, but also gives you complete autonomy for the speed of your personal development and your related rewards.

For those entering the Graduate Programmes in Retail Management, Human Resources and Finance, the structured framework is provided by way of specially designed development programmes.

What we look for

Buyers Administration Assistant: Fashion related degree, Fashion Retail Experience

Merchandise Administration Assistant: Fashion, Business, Maths related degrees, Fashion Retail Experience

Distribution: Fashion, Business related degree's with Fashion Retail Experience.

For all the above positions you will need to have Maths and English GCSE at grade C or above


What we offer

Our graduate salaries range between £17,850 – £23,000


We have compiled a very attractive benefits package, here's a flavour of what's on offer:

  • Holidays - all our employees are entitled to paid holiday. These increase over time to reward loyalty, pro-rated for our part time employees. Also, to provide greater choice and flexibility, some employees who work at Head Office can opt for Holiday Trading, in which you have the choice to buy or sell up to five days holiday.
  • Lifestyle - we offer maternity, paternity and adoption leave to prospective parents.
  • Pension Plan - all our employees are eligible to join the Arcadia Stakeholder Pension plan as soon as they join us.
  • Discounts - Arcadia employees receive a very generous 25% discount on all Arcadia Group merchandise, as well as 20% on BHS merchandise. Not only that, we have also negotiated a range of employee discounts with a variety of external companies


How to apply

See our current opportunities on the right hand side of the page.

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