Next - Trainee Merchandiser Graduate Scheme



At Next we’re hiring Trainee Merchandisers who are ready to pair their analytical skills with their love of fashion. You bring your skills and energy, we’ll provide ongoing training and development to launch your career.

If you’re ready to #TakeItOn we want to hear from you! Join one of the UK’s biggest retailers on our well established Trainee Scheme.


Our Leicester based 12-18 month Trainee Scheme is custom built to allow you to acquire the skills to develop as a future Merchandiser. Our in-house Learning and Development team will provide you with bespoke training, whilst your team will mentor you to achieve your goals. We’re so confident in our training that on successful completion of the scheme you will be promoted into an Assistant Merchandiser position.

But it isn’t all about the day job - whilst on the scheme you will be invited to our regular Trainee social events to meet like minded people and make lifelong friends. They're a great way for you to relax, meet new people and get to know Leicester.


We have Trainee Merchandiser roles across our womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and home departments, as well our teams who look after the portfolio of 1000+ brands we sell online.

Our Trainee Merchandisers analyse sales data to forecast what will sell well in future seasons, helping to manage stock levels for our customers both in store and online. They negotiate, order and manage deliveries with suppliers from Europe to the Far East. They work closely with merchandising colleagues as well as buyers, technologists and designers to help develop our product ranges.


Our Trainee Merchandisers come from a variety of backgrounds, including graduates and those from a retail store background. Our scheme is ideal for anyone who has a strong interest in fashion and is able to interpret data to see opportunities to boost sales. We’re looking for people who have great communication skills and will thrive in a fast paced environment.


Our Trainee Merchandiser starting salary is £25,000. You’ll also get our generous staff discount on both our own brand products, as well as the brands we sell online. There’s access to our annual bonus scheme and savings scheme, plus many other benefits.

We’ll prioritise your wellbeing, offering you access to health and wellbeing benefits including flexible gym memberships, health checks and a 24/7 digital GP, financial wellbeing support and more. We also have dedicated Trainee coordinators across the business who organise our social events and build a supportive Trainee community.

Our iconic Head Office campus in Leicester offers an onsite restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar with affordable prices. There’s free parking, or you can take advantage of our free staff bus that runs between the office and the city centre plus a number of local destinations.

Relocating? We also have a 19-bedroom fully furnished Trainee house in the heart of Leicester, where our Trainees can rent a room for up to six months. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and fully furnished, including a 42” TV.

We can also be flexible with your start date if you have plans to travel or want to take a break before full time employment, as we recruit all year round.

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