You might not have heard of TJX Europe, but you’ve probably heard of our brands – TK Maxx and Homesense. We’re part of the world’s leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer – TJX Companies, Inc. Our story began in the United States in 1977 with the opening of two TJ Maxx stores in Massachusetts. Now, 40 years later, we have 3,800 stores in 9 countries as well as 3 e-commerce sites – all staffed by more than 235,000 associates. Combined with our unconventional off-price business model we are a truly global retail force. Last year, our annual revenue was over $33 billion*. But we don’t want to stop there. We’re confident that we can continue to grow and become a $40 billion plus company. While our story begins in the United States, TJX Europe now has around 500 stores across Europe as well as a successful online retail business. We’re growing at a fantastic pace globally and TJX Europe is one of our key channels for growth. This all makes TJX Europe the perfect place to launch your career. We’re an international business, so there are openings for your career in a range of different countries across Europe. Maybe even further afield. With our support, you’ll be perfectly placed to launch a truly international career. So if you’ve lived or worked in Europe, or you have a real passion to increase your European exposure, then we’d love to hear from you to help support us with our journey.All in all, this means we can offer you one of the most exciting and inspiring European graduate careers available – so come and find out how TJX Europe can work for you. *Fiscal year ending January 30, 2017
Open to changing the game
Who is TJX Europe?
You might not have heard of TJX Europe, but you’ve probably heard of our brands – TK Maxx and Homesense. We’re part of the world’s leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer – TJX Companies, Inc. Last year, our annual revenue was over $33 billion*. But we don’t want to stop there. We’re confident that we can continue to grow and become a $40 billion plus company. To help us do this, we need graduates across our business – including Finance.
Off-price – the key to our success
What keeps our customers coming back time and time again? The fact that we offer designer labels, top brands and unique gems for less. Our ever-changing, eclectic treasure hunt of thousands of the world’s best and most exciting fashion and homeware brands mean our customers can find their unique style for less. Plus, they never know what they’ll find.
This is down to our Off-Price business model, which is at the heart of everything we do. We’re committed to exceptional value and quality in our approach to buying. Our opportunistic buyers are on the hunt throughout the year, buying merchandise from thousands of vendors around the world. It’s about thinking fast, being creative and making great deals.
This means that no two deliveries are ever the same. And neither are any two days. It’s an unconventional approach which is echoed throughout all areas of TJX Europe.
We rely on our financial strength to be agile, adaptable and, ultimately, to grow the business. That’s where you come in.
Our Finance Apprenticeship
Our Finance Apprenticeship offers a lot more than you might expect. For a start, you’ll get lots of training and experience in the core operational areas that are responsible for running the financial aspects of our business. Plus you’ll be able to gain further qualifications and build your career as you learn. All while being an integral member of a fast-moving global company, with a unique culture.
The foundation to your apprenticeship will be the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Level 4. This will usually take 18-24 months to complete. Along the way you’ll pick up accounting technical knowledge (which will help you understand basic accounts and financial statements), plus gain knowledge of our business, ethical standards, rules and regulations, and our systems and processes.
You’ll also meet people from other functions, build your appreciation for how our unique business operates and see how a career in finance will let you add value at every opportunity.
The experience you’ll gain
Ultimately, you’re not only looking to start your career. You’re looking for an unforgettable journey. You want to be part of something huge. Something global. A Finance Apprenticeship with TJX Europe is where it can all begin.
The skills you’ll need
Alongside the skills listed below, if you have European language skills or you’ve lived and worked there, even better. In a cross-border business like ours, these are great to have.
- A minimum of one B and two C grades at A level
- 5 GCSEs of at least grade C
- Natural curiosity, flexibility and a talent for connecting with people
- Good communication skills are really important, as challenging views and influencing decisions will be a big part of your role
Apply for our 2018 intake soon so you don’t miss out. Start your adventure at www.earlycareers.tjxeurope.com
*Fiscal year ending January 30, 2017