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Put theory into practice at Primark

Kickstart your career in our ever-growing fashion hub and join one of our industrial placements starting Summer 2022! Designed for university students doing a range of different degree subjects, this is an opportunity to grasp 12 months of experience in a global company where people are truly at our core.

We have trainee roles available within Buying, Merchandising, Design, Quality, and Technology, giving you the chance to dive right into the deep end of your career. Within each of these areas, you’ll take on real projects with real autonomy. You’ll get to know incredible experts who make our fashion a reality. You’ll gain off-the-scale exposure. And you’ll make a huge impact for our customers and your future. If that’s not something to get excited about, we don’t know what is!

There’s a permanent offer up for grabs for those who are willing to work for it. And some of our trainees have seen their work go from post-it-note ideas to worldwide in-store sensation. So, if you want to put your university course expertise to use in a company fuelled by ambition, positivity, and growth – we’ve got the placement for you.

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    Our Placements

As a Trainee Buyer, you’ll be following the latest trends in fashion to meet the ever-changing needs of our business and customers. You’ll be an active part of our departmental and supplier meetings and the first point of call for our suppliers over email and phone.

We’re looking for great communicators with a passion for fashion, a unique interest in products and trends, and a strong awareness of the industry – especially what’s happening on the high street and on social. If you’re studying Fashion Buying, Fashion Design or a Commercial-based degree, the Primark Placement in Buying is the perfect fit for you.

As a Trainee Merchandiser, you’ll put your analytical mind to work on sales and stock monitoring, solving data inaccuracies and producing analysis reports. You’ll be a full member of the team and support delivering sales, stock turn, or hitting contribution budgets.

We’re looking for those who have a way with numbers, an eye for detail and someone who can keep to timelines – even when the pressure is on. Use your curiosity to get to know our network of professionals and drive excellence. If you’re studying Fashion, Business Management, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics or a Commercial based degree, the Primark Placement in Merchandising is the perfect fit for you.

As a Trainee Designer, you’ll be researching trend information and support designing a commercial range – including trend, colour, shape, and direction. You'll develop an understanding of our customers and use your flair for fashion to design exciting products for our stores globally.

If you’re a creative multitasker with the ability to communicate ideas to others and you have working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, the Primark Placement in Design is the perfect fit for you.

As a Trainee Technologist, you’ll support product development and ensure that supplied products comply with our quality standards. You’ll be working alongside our product operations teams, suppliers, and key stakeholders to establish and maintain best practice.

If you’re collaborative team player with excellent organisation skills, sound judgement, and the ability to push back with professionalism, the Primark Placement in Quality is the perfect fit for you.

As a Technology intern, you’ll work on exciting projects that will support the business to thrive and succeed. You’ll be working with some of the brightest minds in the business as part of a growing technology team. A team who are the drivers of transformational change and are at the heart of the business, enabling us to become a truly global organisation.

We’re looking for someone who is innovative, adaptable, and has an inquisitive mind to meet the demands of the everchanging technology landscape. This will be a creative, fun, and fast-moving work environment where you will be encouraged to think outside the box, discovering and implementing new technologies. If you are studying Computing, Information Technology, Digital or Data Analytics and have a strong interest and awareness of technology and innovation, the Primark Placement in Technology is the perfect fit for you.

Life in Dublin

Our modern Head Office is in Dublin’s city centre – a buzzing hub of activity where you can find a mix of diverse people sharing unique ideas. And while it’s retail and fashion by day, when the night falls, the many bars and restaurants come alive, giving you the perfect excuse to grab dinner and drinks with friends and colleagues from your placement.

Not only will you love Dublin’s cosmopolitan lifestyle, but you’ll also gain a true sense of belonging in our warm and welcoming office environment. Working on our global stage, you’ll connect with international markets, taking your ideas across the Atlantic and throughout Europe. And with an on-site gym, a coffee shop, and plenty of space to work collaboratively or on your own, you can find your amazing at Primark.

A home away from home

While moving to a different country is incredibly exciting, it can also be a little daunting so we’re here to support you every step of the way. Our relocation package includes:
- One way travel ticket to Dublin
- Organised and paid for temporary accommodation on arrival in Dublin
- Relocation allowance in your first pay packet

We’ll also help you with opening a local bank account and registering employment. And if you’re on TAP or any other college assistance programme, please speak to your placement officer who can let us know how we can help.

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Your Day Your Way

Our people are our purpose. That means all kinds of people with all kinds of ideas, backgrounds, and experiences. And as everyone is different, we all have diverse needs. That’s why flexibility is so important to us. Because when you have the support you need to work your way, the work you do only gets better.

While most of your placement will be spent in our HQ, you’re free to structure your day around your team and projects – working from home when you need. We work 9:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Thursday, so whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you can find a way of working which suits you. And for that ultimate Friday feeling, we aim to start our weekends with a 2pm finish.

Some are morning people, others prefer evenings. It’s great it’s so flexible.

How to Apply




Our application process is really simple! Simply click ‘apply today’ below to submit your CV and we’ll do the rest. Successful candidates will be invited to join our fun, interactive online assessment process which will help us get to know you a bit better.

Screening

We carefully review your CV and in the coming weeks, you will be notified about the next steps.

Online Assessment

We want to learn more about your skills as well as your personality. Taking place before the Christmas break, we’ll run online assessments to help us identify the candidates that best match our placements.

Assessment Centre

Our assessment centres will be held in early 2022 and are designed for you to find out more about Primark and the placement you have applied for – and for both of us to see if we’ll work well together.

Decision

If we both agree that we’re a good fit, we’ll send you an employment contract and you’ll be ready to start your placement.

  • Submit CV
  • Screening
  • Online Assessment
  • Assessment Centre
  • Decision

Submit CV

When you decide on your preferred placement with us, upload your CV and any other supporting documents (e.g. cover letter, certificates, and references).

Screening

We carefully review your CV and in the coming weeks, you will be notified about the next steps.

Online Assessment

We want to learn more about your skills as well as your personality. Taking place before the Christmas break, we’ll run online assessments to help us identify the candidates that best match our placements.

Assessment Centre

Our assessment centres will be held in early 2022 and are designed for you to find out more about Primark and the placement you have applied for – and for both of us to see if we’ll work well together.

Decision

If we both agree that we’re a good fit, we’ll send you an employment contract and you’ll be ready to start your placement.



Take on a trainee role at Primark and gain exciting experience in a place where you can really do your thing. This is your time to shine, so jump into fashion and find your amazing with us!

Apply today!