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People & Retail Graduate Scheme

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10 Dec 2021
Job Description

Location: Flexible, hybrid role based around our Syston Support Centre, Leicestershire

On the hunt for a graduate scheme that’s challenging, exciting – and as unique as you are? Our People and Retail Graduate Scheme could be just what you’re after.

We’re the UK’s number one homeware retailer, turning houses into homes across the UK since 1979. Today, with over 170 superstores across the country and a successful online operation – – we’re an industry-leading, instantly recognisable brand and offer over 50,000 products across a broad range of categories.

How did we get this far? By understanding our customers and constantly innovating and improving the way we do things. And we’re nowhere near finished. That’s why we’re on the lookout for fearless go-getters, ambitious self-starters and creative innovators who’ve got the passion and determination to take charge of their careers – and shape the future of our industry. That’s where you come in.

What to expect:

The People and Retail team has a real impact on everyone at Dunelm, finding, supporting and growing the talented and dedicated people we need for our business and making sure life here is as good as it can be. We also develop communication materials for our stores and champion Inclusion & Diversity initiatives.

Join our team as a graduate and you’ll dive straight into the bustling world of People and Retail with a structured rotational scheme that gives you hands-on experience and strategic knowledge about our customers and the way we do business.

Over two years you’ll:

  • Work on-the-ground in one of our stores, where you’ll learn to deliver unforgettable customer service
  • Play a key part in our ongoing Inclusion & Diversity work, which includes education, awareness-raising and colleague engagement
  • Lead impactful projects in areas such as service and store communications, resourcing and colleague experience
  • Gain experience in many different areas of our People operations - from learning and development to recruitment, from wellbeing to reward
  • Dive into leadership workshops and development programmes that’ll shape you into a future leader
  • Get to know a member of the Executive Board of Directors with quarterly catch ups – as well as being coached by some of our brilliant minds in retail

What you’ll bring:

  • A genuine passion for building your career in a Retail Head Office People function
  • The resilience and ambition to drive your own development and the eagerness to constantly seek out new learning opportunities
  • Relevant work experience, strong commercial awareness and a good understanding of general retail principles
  • Brilliant written and verbal communication skills
  • Super-strong people skills and a knack for solving problems
  • A minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in any relevant subject

Our benefits:

Our range of benefits are just as unique as our graduate schemes and include a 15% colleague discount on all our products.

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Dunelm is committed to becoming a fully inclusive business that is representative of our customers and locations. We recognise the value in diversity and welcome applications from all candidates regardless of sex, age, race, religion,ability, gender or sexual identity, socio-economic background or education. We are committed to making Dunelm a place where everyone can enjoy a successful career and have systems in place to support all our staff. We are seeking applications from candidates who share our values and celebrate diversity in all its forms.