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Do you have any opportunities for work experience?

We do have some opportunities for work experience but they tend to be very limited, usually comprising of 2-8 weeks and are generally in Buying, Merchandising, Distribution or Design. The ideal candidate would be currently studying a relevant degree and hoping to purse a career in their chosen field.

In order to take up a work experience placement you must be able to travel daily into our Head Office which is based in central London (West End).

To apply, please put your request in writing and specify the following:

  • Dates and duration of work experience period.
  • Function you are interested in.
  • Objectives of your placement i.e. what you want to get out of it.
  • Level of education.

Please send your letter to:

Human Resources Assistant
Dorothy Perkins
Arcadia Group Ltd
5th Floor Colegrave House
70 Berners Street
London W1T 3NL

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I would like an industrial placement - what can you offer?

We offer Industrial Placements in functions ranging from Retail Management, Merchandising, Distribution, Design and Technical Services and they generally last between 6-12 months. This is an ideal way to gain valuable practical experience of working in a commercial environment and seeing what life is like behind the scenes. The company's expectations of placement students are high and you will be working in a real job, with real responsibilities from the outset.

Current Vacancies:

To find out more information on the Industrial Placement programme, please contact the Training Programmes team at

I would like to get into Buying, Merchandising or Distribution - how can I do this?

To get into Buying, Merchandising or Distribution, you will need to start in a first appointing role which is either as a Buyers Administration Assistant, Merchandise Administration Assistant or Distributor. For more information on these roles and the skills required, please click on the appropriate function i.e. Buying.

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I would like to become a Store Manager - what are my options?

You can take one of three routes:

  • Join us as a sales adviser.
  • Apply for our A level training scheme (MTP).
  • You can apply for our one year graduate training programme.

For the two training schemes please visit the Arcadia group site and click on the recruitment link.

The intake for the two training programmes is in September.

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