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At Activity Superstore, we like to grow our talent from within. This means nurturing and developing your skills, and setting stretching objectives in order to create our next generation of managers so that our business critical roles are filled by people appointed internally. We are looking for bright and enthusiastic Graduates to increase our talent pool to enable us to grow even faster, and to maintain our position as the leading gift experience provider in retail.
The Graduate programme will last for 18 months in total and is divided into three distinct placements depending on your interests and our business needs. Each Graduate Trainee will have a senior level mentor throughout in order to ensure steady progress.
In order to gain a thorough understanding of the way we work, we will require you to spend the first three months of the graduate programme in our customer services department. The second and third placements can be chosen from our other business areas: Marketing, Sales, Account Management, Finance, IT, Supplier Management and Purchasing.
Essential candidate characteristics:
Desirable candidate characteristics:
On recruitment, your salary will start at £22,000 pa with increments of £1,000 to reflect experience and knowledge gained upon the completion of each placement.
You can purchase activities at a subsidized rate throughout the year.
Organised 'Staff experience days' - there are three occasions each year where staff sample some of the experiences that we provide during working time.
20 days annual leave per year.
Irrespective of your placement, graduates will receive comprehensive business skills training throughout the graduate scheme to form a foundation of transferable skills to be developed during the different placements.
Business Management Graduate from the University of Sussex
"The opportunity to gain practical experience in various business functions within a clear pathway is what attracted me to Activity Superstore. Being mentored by someone at the top of the business is rare in a Graduate Scheme and has been valuable in supporting my development."
Psychology Graduate from Loughborough University
"Throughout the Graduate Scheme I have developed new skillsets, learned about the mechanisms behind a fast growing company and completed valuable tasks within a committed team, as well as individually. I would highly recommend this scheme for anyone seeking exposure to a variety of roles and business insight, working closely to the Directors."
Journalism graduate from Cardiff University
"Following my degree, I was eager to find a role within a creative company which would introduce new opportunities and also allow me to utilise my current skill set. Activity Superstore has permitted me to do just that and more, while providing me with a valuable insight into the structure of a business."
Chemical Engineering graduate from Cambridge University
"This programme appealed to me as a niche, structured and interesting way to develop an entrepreneurial mind set and interpersonal skills through a variety of functional roles. The mentoring opportunities thus far have allowed me to tap into a wealth of knowledge, whilst ensuring personal growth throughout."
Spanish and Philosophy Graduate from Leeds University
"One of the main things that attracted me to Activity Superstore was the variety that the graduate scheme would offer. I wanted to undertake a range of work before deciding what I wanted to focus on."
Economics graduate from London Metropolitan University
"Graduate schemes are becoming fairly common nowadays but what stood out for me the most about Activity Superstore was the opportunity to learn from the people at the very top. These types of opportunities are still rare and I would highly recommend everyone to apply."
If Activity Superstore sounds like a good fit for you, send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful candidates will be invited to our offices in Saffron Walden for an assessment day. You will receive a response for your application within three weeks.