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Wilkinsons Graduate Scheme

Started by Job Hunter, January 14, 2013, 10:12:29 am

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January 14, 2013, 10:12:29 am Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 04:08:45 pm by Learnist Careers

Wilkinsons Graduate Scheme are available in four excellent shapes so there's bound to be something which inspires and challenges you!

Wilkinsons currently turn over  £1 Billion per year and employ thousands of staff across the UK.

Graduates are recruited in the latter part of the year, with applications closing in January. The courses commence in April and each programme lasts 18 months. Programmes include:

- Web Marketing
- Brand Development
- Visual Merchandising

Web Marketing graduates will have the opportunity to join and contribute to the online team who offer extended product range to customers through the website.

Brand Development Programme will put graduates in the position be part of the team that 'guards' the Wilkinsons brand by ensuring the logo, colour palette, icons are used effectively, and performing trials for new initiatives and products.

The Visual Merchandising team implements what has been identified by the Brand Development team and use visual marketing strategies, and build effective relationships with design and production agencies.

ICT team manages and maintains programmes and projects, infrastructure, data applications etc. And this is an exciting time for Wilkinsons as they make ambitious changes.

What's the Application Process?

Submit an online application via the Wilkinsons Graduate website, where you will have an opportunity to upload your CV and covering letter. Applications open toward the end of the year and close in January

You'll then be asked to take a telephone interview to ensure you are the sort of candidate which Wilkinsons are looking to recruit. Make sure you have a copy of your current CV handy to refer to, and some notes detailing why you are keen to be part of this exciting team!

For successful candidates there will be an opportunity for a Taster Day at Head Office in Worksop so that you have a chance to meet the people you may be working for and better understand the company and roles you are applying for.

There will then be an Assessment or Selection Centre held at Head Office which is usually completed in February or March where you'll be asked to carry out a number of group and individual tasks during observation. There will also be basic psychometric tests and individual interviews during the day.

What do I need to Apply?

Wilkinsons demand that their graduates achieve at least a 2:1 degree in a subject suitable to the course, plus a full UK driving licence and your own transport. You can find out more at the Wilkinsons Graduate website


I think they must have upgraded the website as the link above doesn't work - try this one though it's a really fun and funky site


Those four strands are excellent, they are different from the normal retail management strands, very impressed they are offering IT and Web marketing strands


From the sound of things, they're a very big company.

I imagine there are several different areas to work in. If you have a choice, consider carefully which one is best for you, thinking about what would suit your personality/qualifications/skills as well as what you think you'd enjoy most.

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