Lara at Harrods

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We caught up with some of our most recent school leavers to see how they were finding the programme so far.

Hey Lara, can you tell us about your experience on the programme so far?

I have been on my first placement for roughly 3 months and I’m thoroughly enjoying every moment of my experience so far. On a day to day basis, I am a Sales Associate on the shop floor working with my team to sell our products. However, by being part of the Harrods programme, I also attend additional training sessions and gain exposure to other aspects of the business. All of these added extras have not only given me a broader understanding and awareness of how Harrods operates as a luxury retail company, but have also lead to my development as an individual seller and communicator.

What attracted you to the Harrods School Leavers Programme?

I knew that going to University wasn’t the right decision for me. I didn’t want to spend the next couple of years learning in a school-like environment without being able to apply my skills to the working world. I was accepted to study Business at a few universities, but when I came across this programme I knew it was the perfect choice for me personally. I realised that everything I could learn from studying a degree in Business, I could learn from a company who practises it daily.

How did you find the recruitment process?

Truthfully, I did find the recruitment process a little daunting. I did have to put a lot of hard work into my application, alongside several journeys to London, in order to feel that I performed at my very best. However, it was definitely worth it, and, as with all of the people I have met in Harrods, I was immediately made to feel at ease during the group interview that I attended and ended up rather enjoying the experience.

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