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Company Profile - Toys "R" Us


Toys "R" Us Graduate Management Training Programme offers unrivalled opportunities and career progression for exceptional graduates in an exciting, dynamic and fun environment.  

Who are we?

Toys "R" Us is Britain's and the World’s leading Family Leisure, Baby Care and Toy Megastore with 75 stores in the UK and over 1500 stores worldwide in 33 countries. Toys "R" Us was founded in the UK in 1985 with the opening of 5 stores and we have grown rapidly through our new store openings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Our unbeatable range of Toys, Baby care, Video Games, Multimedia PCs, Bikes and Outdoor fun products make Toys "R" Us the ultimate one-stop shop for all the family's needs. Our new store opening programme continues in 2011 and along with our on-going in-store developments and the commitment of our valued Management and Staff teams we’re excited to ensure that we continue to be one of the most successful retailers in the UK and across the World. We open all of our stores 7 days a week to provide the easiest, most convenient shopping opportunities to our Customers and our friendly, helpful staff teams are trained to offer jargon free, practical and specialist help to all of our customers to compliment the convenience of our stores.

Career Opportunities

Every Manager at Toys "R" Us starts their career on our 12 week Management Training Programme and high achievers will have the opportunity to progress quickly to General Store Manager.  We’re proud of our culture of progression and development and Graduates with Toys "R" Us can have the confidence of knowing that their progression is based on their ability and results, not length of time in the job.  We’re a true meritocracy - we recognise and reward our managers on their ability and achievements and your speed of progression will be entirely up to you and the results that you achieve.  For Graduates this means that the prospect of running your own multi-million pound megastore within just 2 years is a very realistic goal.

Training and Development

The training is store based and you will quickly develop through our involved approach, but from the very outset you will be expected to take control of your training. After an induction at our Store Support Centre in Maidenhead you will receive a thorough preview of your programme at your Training Store.

Your Management Training Programme will guide you through every aspect of our business to equip you for Megastore Management at Toys "R" Us. Your progress will be nurtured in store by your General Store Manager and your Regional Training Manager. You will be given the opportunity to learn, develop and demonstrate your skills and knowledge in Management throughout the programme. Your knowledge and understanding will be appraised regularly in the Store throughout your Training Programme. The ongoing support that you receive will complement your individual effort, good time management and real organisational skills.

Following successful completion of the Management Training Programme, you will graduate to Assistant Manager, taking immediate responsibility for a department of the store and Duty Manager responsibilities.

In the future, you will find us as dedicated to the continual development of all our Managers, as we are of our Management Trainees. Each year we produce new and relevant training and development experiences that will keep you abreast of the best practice in retail management, and to target areas for your personal improvement. This training, along with your ability, desire and determination will enable you to progress with us.

What we look for

We are looking for Managers with the flair, leadership and enthusiasm to make a real contribution to our unique business.  You will have excellent communication and leadership qualities along with the desire, drive and energy to challenge and change existing standards to move our business forwards.  You will not be happy with standing still and will always be on the lookout for the next opportunity to develop your team, maximise customer service and progress your own management skills and career. 

What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer highly attractive and achievable bonuses, together with a London allowance for those working in stores inside the M25. We also offer private health care, staff discounts plus a range of other great benefits.

How to apply

Please see ‘current vacancies’ at the top of this page to apply.

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