Application: Opens in October 2016 | Apply here
Date: every September
Duration: 12 months
Eligibility: Freshly graduated students within business and/or engineering fluent in English
Location: Stockholm, Sweden and in all countries where H&M is located
Are you looking for a career in an attractive and exciting company where you can make a difference every day? Then H&M is looking forward to receiving your application.
As one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, H&M International Talent Program offers endless career opportunities. A fast-paced, buzzing environment with great diversity – a place where the customer is always the centre of attention.
H&M International Talent Program
Every year they hire a few selected candidates to their international graduate program that they have created to develop future leaders for Expansion and Global Sales. f you get excited about the idea of not knowing where in world you will live during the next upcoming years – then this might be the challenge for you!
Why? Because none of the new trainees knows when they start in September where H&M will send them in a couple of months. They only know that they will spend two exciting months at the Head Office in Stockholm. These months will be filled with seminars with H&M leaders, store training and a broad introduction to H&M as a company as well as in-depth training in the involved functions.
Around the end of October they take off to different locations around the world. Here they will for the rest of the year get in-depth training in two of the functions involved in the program.
The involved functions are:
Leasing: Works with managing the portfolio of existing stores and finding now locations in order to enable the expansion. A lot of market analysis and negotiating lease contracts with landlords.
Store development: Works with driving sales though creating commercial stores and a customer experience that strengthens the brand.
Merchandising: Works hands on with all parts of sales; allocation, sales analysis, commercial planning, communication with the buying office etc.
Working across Expansion and Global Sales will give them exposure to key areas of our business and help them establish a network of colleagues around the world. After 12 months the graduate program is finished and the trainees will be offered a position within one of the three functions somewhere in the world. They are expected to be abroad for at least three years and H&M need the full flexibility to place them where they have a need and also where they see good potential for their future development and growth within H&M.
They have high expectations on their trainees and to be successful they believe that you need to have a genuine interest in retail and H&M. You also need to have a truly international background with experience from studying, living or working in different countries. Their trainees are usually graduates from business or engineering studies but some have up to two years of working experience.
Do you want to join them? Please keep your eyes open in the end of October when the will open next application period.