Argos Graduate Jobs And Recruitment
Welcome to the Yourcounty Argos graduate jobs feature, it aims to provide some general details about the current or most recent leadership recruitment schemes, link to any relevant resources and provide some added value content based on our ten years of running this and similar pages.
If you have recent experience of working for Argos, their recruitment process or graduate recruitment we’d be delighted to hear from you and where possible include your feed back on this page. Feedback and contact details at the bottom of the page. Follow this link for our Kent job page.
Home Retail Group
When you join Argos at any level you are in fact becoming part of the Home Retail Group. This organisation is the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer, it had sales of over £6bn in the last financial year with brands including Homebase and Argos. This success has been created by the employees, not least those recruited through the Graduate Recruitment scheme.
What Is Argos?
With a yearly turnover of over £4 billion Argos is one of the UK’s largest retail outlets with a growing presence in the Republic of Ireland.The Argos brand enjoys a very high level of public recognition, a significant number of UK residents have heard of Argos and most know what its business concept is.
Argos prides itself on giving every employee the chance to progress within the company. However direct entry graduates with the right skills and motivation will find a platform that allows them to progress to the very highest levels of management in a retail giant. The Argos website proposes two graduate entry schemes; Argos Graduate Leadership Programme and the Home Retail Group Finance Graduate Programme.
If you’re thinking about joining the company at any level the website is an invaluable source of information about the company and it holds all of the keys to making a successful job application.
Argos Graduate Job Schemes
More Argos graduate job help and advice on this page. Follow the link for the main Graduate Recruitment feature. The Argos schemes have their roots in the Milton Keynes head office. Their philosophy is to enable participants to see how the business actually works whilst gaining some hands on experience. The concept that applicants should bear in mind when thinking about graduate entry is their long term future. Graduate entry isn’t just about creating effective first line and middle managers, it’s about training the people who might rise to the very highest level within the company.
You’ll need to visit the respective websites to see the salary range currently offered for this year’s intake. But in recent years the following benefits have been part of the package: An annual holiday entitlement of 24 days, excellent staff discounts for personal purchases, pension, share save, bonus and much more.
The Application And Selection Process
The application process for the Argos Graduate Leadership Programme has in recent years followed this basic blueprint:
- Formal application through CV and covering letter, competition is tough so if your application isn’t up to much you are likely to fall at the first hurdle.
- If your CV passes muster you can expect to be interviewed over the telephone. If you pass this stage then you will be assessed in person.
- You may be asked to take part in psychometric testing in order to build up a picture of your possible suitability.
- The conclusion to the process is a selection day held in Milton Keynes, the eventual graduate recruits will be those who are successful at this final stage.
Argos ‘A’ Level Entry Scheme
There is a also a scheme for successful A level students considering a career in accountancy. The Home Retail Group take on a number of candidates who wish to learn the business and study for recognised accountancy qualifications like: AAT, ACCA or CIMA. More details from the main recruitment website.
Argos Graduate Jobs Feedback & Disclaimer
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Retail Jobs With Waitrose
Waitrose is part of the JLP (John Lewis Partnership)so employees can expect the same benefits enjoyed by staff at John Lewis. Waitrose is currently expanding across the South East, which means more jobs and more opportunities of progression.