Entry Level

  • Introduction
  • Buying
  • Merchandising
  • Online
  • Other Opportunities

Introduction

House of Fraser is a multi sensory brand that’s filled to the brim with ideas across a multitude of brands and categories. This creates a fantastic environment in which to start your career. Whether it’s in one of our Store Support Centres or one of our Stores – we have something for everyone!

If you’re passionate about product and ambitious about progressing a career with one of the high street’s most exciting and prestigious department stores, then read on and find out what opportunities could be awaiting you.

Some of the key areas we recruit for on a regular basis at entry level are:

BUYING

Do you live and breathe fashion? Are you able to predict the next big trend months before it hits the catwalks and shops? Are you a creative with a business brain? If so, then Buying could be the perfect career for you.

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MERCHANDISING

Do you have an analytical mindset and a flare for numbers? Ever thought about why stores have the level of stock that they do? How about combining your love of fashion with your passion for numbers? If so, Merchandising could be the perfect career for you.

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ONLINE

Are you smart, inquisitive and all about shopping online? Online is a huge growth area for us as a business and because of this, we have a number of different entry level roles available in areas such as Category Management, Marketing, Engagement, Business Development, Operations and Project Office. All of our Online teams are dedicated to delivering the best online experience within the industry.

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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

If you love fashion and are interested in starting your career in a dynamic fast paced environment, we have a number of different opportunities available to you.

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Buying

Do you live and breathe fashion? Are you able to predict the next big trend months before it hits the catwalks and shops?

The great thing about Buying is that there is already a clear career path mapped out for you, which is generic industry wide. The first career step into Buying within House of Fraser is into a Buying Assistant role.

Based in our lively London, Baker Street office, our Buying Assistants provide vital administration support to the Buying teams across areas such as Childrenswear, Menswear, Womenswear, Beauty and Home. They are responsible for raising purchase orders, maintaining the critical path, attending fit sessions, managing the sample library and developing strong relationships with our international suppliers.

What do we look for in you?

  • Previous Buying work experience is desirable but not essential
  • Previous shop floor experience
  • A fashion related degree
  • If you don’t happen to have a fashion related degree, a short course in fashion buying is worth looking into

Sound interesting? If so, click on the link below to search our live vacancies. Please be aware we recruit these roles all year round so you will need to be available to start work within 4 weeks of your assessment centre taking place.


You may want to read our hints and tips section before you apply.

Meet Catherine to find out what it is like to work in merchandising

Work experience

We understand what an important part work experience plays when it comes to forming a decision about your career path. Subject to demand, we can offer you 4 weeks of work experience that supports the subject you’re studying – you’ll need to be over 16 and in full time education. Please send your C.V, availability and the area of interest to Resourcingho@hof.co.uk, and one of the team will come back to you.

Merchandising

Do you have an analytical mindset and a flare for numbers? Ever thought about why stores have the level of stock that they do? How about combining your love of fashion with your passion for numbers?

Merchandising is one of those careers few people initially know about. Our Merchandising teams work alongside our Buying teams to ensure the right quantity of stock is being bought in the right sizes and colour-ways at the right time in order to maximise profits.

Like Buying, Merchandising also has a set career path industry wide and at House of Fraser, this starts with an Allocator role.

Based in our lively London, Baker Street office, our Allocators work across a multitude of areas such as Childrenswear, Menswear, Womenswear, Beauty and Home. They provide crucial support to the Merchandising teams and are responsible for allocating and managing stock levels, reviewing product performance, creating stock packages for different stores (yes, stock really does sell differently depending on the geographic location!) They also develop strong relationships with our international suppliers.

What do we look for?

  • Previous Merchandising work experience is desirable but not essential
  • Previous shop floor experience
  • An analytical or business related degree
  • If you don’t have a degree, a short course in Merchandising is worth considering, however not essential
  • A passion for retail

Sound interesting? If so, click on the link below to search our live vacancies. Please be aware we recruit these roles all year round so you will need to be available to start working within 4 weeks of your assessment centre taking place.

Do you have proven retail experience with an analytical based degree? If yes we would love to hear from you.


You may want to read our hints and tips section before you apply.

Meet Catherine to find out what it is like to work in merchandising

Work experience

We understand what an important part work experience plays when it comes to forming a decision about your career path. Subject to demand, we can offer you 4 weeks of work experience that supports the subject you’re studying – you’ll need to be over 16 and in full time education. Please send your C.V, availability and the area of interest to Resourcingho@hof.co.uk, and one of the team will come back to you.

Online

Are you smart, inquisitive and all about shopping online?

Online is a huge growth area for us as a business and because of this we have a number of different entry level roles available in areas such as Category Management, Marketing, Engagement, Business Development, Operations and Project Office. All of our Online teams are dedicated to delivering the best online experience within the industry.

The exciting thing about working in Online is that it’s still all so new! Industry wide this is a growth area and because of its rapid development, there’s so much to get involved with and it provides constant new challenges each day.

Our proposition is all about being a market leader. Being the first to market with new technology or functionality that our customers will love is extremely important to us, so in order to maintain this we encourage our teams work in both an innovative and entrepreneurial way – we actively encourage ideas from everyone at all levels.

What do we look for?

  • Preferably a degree related to your chosen field e.g. marketing, mathematics, something analytical or web design/photography
  • A passion and knowledge for all things ecommerce
  • Previous experience of working online is great but not essential
  • Someone that loves a fast paced environment and working to multiple deadlines
  • Someone with the willingness to learn and embrace new technologies

Sound interesting? If so, click on the link below to search our live vacancies.

You may want to read up on our hints and tips section before you apply.

Other opportunities

Work experience

We understand what an important part work experience plays when it comes to forming a decision about your career path. Subject to demand, we can offer you 4 weeks of work experience that supports the subject you’re studying – you’ll need to be over 16 and in full time education. Please send your C.V, availability and the area of interest to Resourcingho@hof.co.uk, and one of the team will come back to you.

Other Opportunities

If you love fashion and are interested in starting your career in a dynamic fast paced environment we have a number of different opportunities available to you in areas such as:

  • Retail Stores
  • PR
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • HR
  • IT
  • Retail Support
  • Visual Merchandising

We look for bags of passion and work experience within the area you are interested in. Does this sound like you? If so, then we’d love to hear from you.


You may want to read up on our hints and tips section before you apply.

Other opportunities

Work experience

We understand what an important part work experience plays when it comes to forming a decision about your career path. Subject to demand, we can offer you 4 weeks of work experience that supports the subject you’re studying – you’ll need to be over 16 and in full time education. Please send your C.V, availability and the area of interest to Resourcingho@hof.co.uk, and one of the team will come back to you.