Topshop Topman careers website

FAQs

If you are at School or University you might be wondering what career options are open to you. These links answer some of the questions we frequently get asked by School and University leavers and we hope you find them useful.

I'M AT SCHOOL, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Store Management

  • Join us as a Sales Advisor and work your way through our Sales Advisor Competency levels, until you reach Top Level Supervisor. At Top Level you can then start on the Succeed Management Development Programme to help you make the move into Management roles.
  • Apply for our 1 year A Level Training Scheme, you will need to have at least a minimum of 2 A Levels and GSCE Maths and English (or equivalent). You can find out more information on the scheme and apply online at www.arcadiagroup.co.uk/recruitment.
  • Apply for our 1 year Graduate Training Scheme. If you decide after school you want to gain a degree level qualification, then you can apply to work with us as a Graduate. For more information and to apply online also visit www.arcadiagroup.co.uk/recruitment.

Head Office

To work in most departments in Head Office you will a degree level qualification in the relevant field - for example a fashion degree for Buying roles. It is also a good idea to gain work experience in your chosen area to gain a better understanding of the realities of how the business works. See the 'What qualifications do I need?' section for more information.

Work Experience

If you are at school we can only currently offer work experience in our stores, and do not offer work experience within Head Office departments. If you are interested in work experience with us then you will need to apply directly to the store you are interested in and speak to the Branch Manager about any opportunities they might have.

I'M AT UNIVERSITY, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Store Management

We offer a 1 year Graduate Training Scheme to help fast track you into your 1st management role. To find out more information and to apply go to www.arcadiagroup.co.uk/recruitment.

Head Office

To work in most departments in Head Office you will a degree level qualification in the relevant field - for example a fashion degree for Buying roles.
See the 'What qualifications do I need?' section for more.

Work Experience/ Industrial Placements

We do have limited opportunities for work experience placements within our Head Office departments. These are reserved for students currently studying a degree in the relevant area.

These are usually within the Buying, Merchandising or Design Departments and consist of anywhere between 1 - 4 weeks unpaid time with us.

We can also offer work experience in our PR Departments for a period of 1 - 4 weeks.

If you are interested in work experience opportunities with us then please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining the dates you are interested in and the area you want to work in.
You can send this information to:
Topshoprecruitment@topshop.com
Topmanrecruitment@topman.com

We do also offer Industrial Placements, and we have offered placements in the past in HR, PR, Merchandising and Design. The placements generally start in September each year. You will need to be studying for a relevant degree, and be able to work in the West End of London. You can apply via www.arcadiagroup.co.uk/recruitment or email the Training Programmes Department at headoffice.grads@arcadiagroup.co.uk.