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Job Role: Trainee Technologist

Company Info:

Imagine turning raw fabric into the Season’s hottest dress. Or bulk-buying a trend before our competitors even know it exists. And how much of a buzz would it be to see one of your designs on your favourite celeb, in your favourite magazine?



Your career at Next will be full of satisfying moments like these. To make them happen, just apply for one of our trainee roles at our Leicester Head Office.



From super-creative Buyers to super-logical Merchandisers, each position is suited to different skillsets and different personalities. They do have a couple of things in common though: ongoing, high-quality training and a clear career ladder that can take you all the way to the top of Britain’s biggest fashion retailer.



While there are loads of opportunities for our trainees, places are limited. So you’ll need more than just the right background. We want to be convinced that you’ve got a real desire to be part of our ’Next’ generation. If that’s you, we can offer you a great future. Come and join us.


Job Description:


Thanks to our stylish designs and superior quality, we’re well known for being a cut above the competition. We’ve spent decades honing this reputation and, as a Trainee Technologist, it’ll be your job to protect it.
So what will you actually be doing?



Working up close and personal with buyers, designers and suppliers, you’ll make absolutely sure that each and every one of our products complies with the relevant consumer legislation. You’ll also be setting safety and performance standards for our suppliers. It’s serious stuff.


Who’s right for the job?



Someone who’s more than just a little bit of a perfectionist. That’s right. We’re after uncompromising characters who are sticklers for high standards – just like our customers. A basic understanding of pattern cutting, construction and manufacturing techniques is also essential.



What else? Well, you’ll need to be a great communicator, methodical and incredibly well organised. Computer literacy is vital too – especially Excel and Word.



Take a chance