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Be part of something extraordinary and start a new chapter with Harrods!

At Harrods, we're dedicated to developing future talent, and that's you! Many of our current Retail leaders started their career journey straight from school; we recognise and value the raw potential, drive and passion that School Leavers can bring to our business.

About us

Harrods is the largest department store in Europe and is the definition of luxury retail. Our single site in Knightsbridge is iconic and attracts over 15 million visitors each year. The store’s 330 departments offer a wide range of products and services, from clothing to jewellery, personal shopping and interior design.

Future Talent – Our School Leaver Programme As part of our commitment to supporting and nurturing future talent, Harrods offers an 18-month school leaver programme, immersing trainees in the world of luxury retail.

All trainees will complete 3 shop floor placements, each lasting 6 months in length. Every rotation will focus on a key area within our store, ranging from Food Halls to fashion, and everything in-between.

A bespoke training programme will be created for each trainee. A mentor will be on hand, to give additional guidance and insight into life at Harrods.

On completion, School Leavers will have the tools they need to succeed, and the opportunity to embark on a fast-track career on Harrods shop floor.

The Details

If you have just completed, or are about to complete your A levels and have a keen interest in luxury retail, leadership and teamwork, our School Leaver Programme could be the perfect opportunity for you! A great alternative to University, our programme offers a comprehensive 18 month rotational placement scheme that walks you through our entire business, from selling to transactions, management to distribution.

The Benefits:

  • Full Salary + commission during the course of the programme
  • 50% Business Clothing Allowance.
  • 33% Staff Discount in store.
  • Numerous networking opportunities and face-to-face time with our Store Directors.

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Latest Reviews from Harrods

  • Sales Associate

    The job role you have whilst on the programme is a Sales Associate. There are two different routes you can take on the programme, One being a management route and one being a stylist route. You learn ...

    8.9 /10
  • Sales associate

    The role taken is as a sales associate on the shop floor. Day to day you do everything from serving customers to make sure the shop floor is to standard but there is also plenty of other opportunitys ...

    9.9 /10
  • Sales Associate

    My role as a sales associate involves a wide variety of things. A typical week involves serving customers on the shop floor, dealing with customer requests, attending programme trainings and meeting w...

    8.1 /10
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