Quick Search

Merchandising starts here!

Analyse sales, order from suppliers and make sure customers all over the world can buy the Next product they want, whenever they want.

Apply Now

What’s Merchandising at Next?

Not to be confused with visual merchandising, merchandising involves analysing sales, ordering stock from suppliers and making sure it arrives on time in our stores and for our online customers.


Being a Trainee Merchandiser forms part of the product teams, you’ll be working closely with the Buying, Design and Technology teams. While the Merchandising teams provide an analytical insight, you won’t just be number crunching, but working very closely with product. So yes, we want people who have a passion for all things analytical, but also those who have an interest in fashion or homeware too.


We’ll make sure you have support not only from the business but your teams too. You’ll have a personal training development programme that will help you grow and progress throughout the trainee scheme. As you progress, so do we. It is down to the set up we have in place that the vast majority of our Trainees earn their first promotion well within the first 18 months.


We get the importance of working in a fun and creative space! We want you to feel happy and valued. That’s why we invest so much time, money and resources in our Head Office teams and campus. 

Your Progression Path

We invest a lot of time and resources into making sure our people feel valued, motivated and happy. So we’ve made our progression path as clear as possible.


Trainee Merchandiser


Assistant Merchandiser




Merchandising Manager

Getting through the Application

You can start your application process today, right here on this website! After that there are four stages to go through.


You’ll start off with online questions and a psychometric test.  From there it’s the video interview, here you’ll record yourself answering some questions that we send to you. The next stage is an in-depth telephone conversation with one of our Merchandise Managers and finally the last step, an assessment centre at our Head Office campus. Here you’ll spend half a day showing us your skills, knowledge and personality.


The only thing left is to wait for us to get in touch and say congrats! The whole process can take around 3-4 months and we will be sure to keep you regularly updated on how your application is progressing.

Your Next Home

Relocating can be daunting, but when you've got a house like The Next Home to move into and support from us every step of the way what's not to like! 


Located in the heart of the city is our 19 bedroom house. This is for our Trainee Buyers and Trainee Merchandisers to rent when they’re initially relocating to begin their life at Next.


The house gets rid of all those initial headaches and provides a modern, high-end, living space where you can get to know Leicester and make friends too. It’s purposely been designed to help our new Trainees feel right at Home. Forget everything you think you know about relocating for your first job! If you're thinking of becoming a Buyer or Merchandiser then our house on Upper New Walk is the ideal place to start.


All of the bedrooms are en-suite, fully furnished with lots of storage space, include the latest fibre optic wifi and a 42 inch TV.


Make this your Next Home…see the full video here: Watch the Your Next Home video

Ready to take the Next step?