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Digital Apprenticeship Degree

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03 May 2019
Job Description

If you're used to shopping online why not gain experience as a Digital Apprentice and learn about the work that goes on behind the scenes of dunelm.com? Dunelm, based in Syston, Leicestershire are now offering a Retail Degree Apprenticeship in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). Start your career in this rapidly growing sector of retail, learning how to trade the product we sell, to marketing the product online to maximise sales at Dunelm.

You will earn as you learn with a starting salary of £16,000 and the great news is that we will also be paying the tuition fees for your degree. You will complete a 4-year programme building up your work experience and level of responsibility with a view of you progressing to a management level.

Our Retail Leadership Apprenticeship Degree offers a lot more than you might think…

The work programme is designed to give you an insight and real life work experience in both digital marketing and digital trading, which will ultimately give you a well-rounded understanding of dunelm.com. The end goal is for you to go on to become a great leader with us as a Digital Manager whilst working towards a BA in Retail Leadership.

Modules you will study include:

  • Retail marketing
  • Online retailing
  • Understanding product
  • Supply chain
  • Retail finance
  • People working in Retail

You will also be supported by distance learning tutors from MMU alongside internal colleagues who will provide full study support with your University modules.


Apprenticeship Timeline:

Month 1 – 5

Induction & store placement - this will give you an insight in to the front line of our business and an appreciation for our product. (You will be based at a store near you)

Month 6 – 30   

A Year placement in Digital Marketing: You will learn about pay per click, search engine optimisation and Customer Relationship Marketing.

Year 3

You will work in Digital Trading: on-line product trading (split by product categories), then swap over to Digital Marketing or vice versa.

Year 4 onwards you will move in to a role with the Digital team, building up your level of responsibility.

Entry Requirements:

Candidates are require to have 112 UCAS Points, BCC at A-Level or equivalent and C or above in GCSE Maths & English.

We’re looking for bright, entrepreneurial and driven candidates who want to build their career whilst they gain a degree. Our Apprentices are always pushed to fulfil their own potential and contribute to the success of Dunelm. You’ll constantly be learning – you’ll balance on-the-job training alongside studying towards your Degree (BA in Retail Leadership). You’ll also gain a host of transferable skills, coaching and support from Dunelm to ensure that you go on to have a successful career with us.

Why Work for Dunelm?
  • Earn while you learn
  • Discounts from high street/online retailers, cinema and gym memberships via our company corporate discounts website
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Good team socialising including 5-a-side football and netball teams
  • Discount at Dunelm
  • Birthday day off and charity day off
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Mobile phone discount
  • Gym discount

Closing Date for Applications: 3rd May 2019

The Dunelm Degree Apprenticeship will start in September 2019

If you’re passionate about retail and have achieved three A-Levels or equivalent by the time the programme starts, this Apprenticeship Degree will be the perfect way to start your career and make a home with us!