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Our Trainees

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Working as a Trainee

From Buying and Merchandising to some Design and Technology roles, there are all kinds of ways to start you career as a Trainee at Next. And once you start, things will move pretty fast. For example, join us as a Trainee Designer and within a few months you’ll start to see ranges you’ve helped create appear in our 500-plus stores.

And what all our schemes have in common is the exceptional training you’ll receive and the exciting career path we’ll help you begin.

In fact we’re really proud of the quality of our Training Programme, so you won’t be surprised to hear that we have a huge amount of applications. That’s why, as well as your impressive qualification or industry experience, we want you to stand out and persuade us that a career at Next is your number one goal.

What You Can Expect

We take the time to make sure our Trainee recruitment is just right – so if we choose you, it means we’re confident you’ll do great things.

That’s why we look so hard for the right kind of drive and passion, so that we know you’ll be able to share your brilliant ideas and make your voice heard from day one.

And once you’re with us we’ll take very good care of you, from developing your skills and knowledge to making sure you feel happy, valued and motivated.

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Product Trainee Roles

Show us how passionate you are about everything we do and we’ll find the perfect place for your talents to grow. Take a look at the opportunities we offer.

Our People

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Trainee Knitwear Designer

Charlotte was attracted to Next, not only because of our reputation for training, but also because of her shared belief in ethical responsibility in fashion. She enjoys excellent support from her suppliers and teams, and has already taken trips across Europe to gather inspiration.


Trainee Buyer, Home

Jonathan loves combining creative flair with a commercial awareness as it means he can do what he really loves. He enjoys spotting trends and working as part of a team.


Trainee Merchandiser, Womenswear

With a degree in economics and fashion, Lizzie loves combining these skills every day to analyse sales and help create best selling ranges. Working in such a creative environment is her favourite thing about Next.

Ready to take the Next step?

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