Dial up your fashion-first experience and join Primark’s 12-month placement! Think broad business exposure, world-class learning, a big investment in your development and real scope to put your own stamp on the way we do things – the work you do here will help to shape what we do in 14 different markets, and beyond. Plus, get some fantastic benefits along the way.
It doesn’t matter which degree you’re doing either, everyone’s welcome. Want it? Own it!
- 12 months of learning, collaborating, getting involved in projects and impacting customers across the globe from our Dublin HQ.
- Enjoy unrivalled exposure to the world of retail and fashion with the opportunity to get stuck in, share ideas and challenge us right from day one.
- Unlock all sorts of development opportunities – do well, and a long-term career with us will be there for the taking.
Step up the world’s street styles while taking in the city buzz. Build your career in Dublin, Ireland’s cosmopolitan metropolis with its ever-evolving daytime inspiration and always-on nightlife.
You’ll be doing work with a global reach from the fun, friendly and inclusive atmosphere of our international HQ, home to 1,000 Primark fashionistas and all the facilities you could need:
- Keep up to speed with modern workstations
- Expand your horizons in our Knowledge Centre
- Stay on trend with our design and photographic studios
- Share ideas in our 40 state-of-the-art meeting rooms
- Sit back and relax in our break-out areas
- Dig into deliciousness in our subsidised restaurant and chill out café
- Find your zen in our Wellbeing Zone
- Enjoy a work-out in our exercise suite
The space promotes face-to-face contact and cross-functional interaction, which plays a major role in the health, wellbeing and productivity of our people.
Spark your inner leader
Choose an area and dive into the thrilling world of Primark!
You’ll follow the latest trends in fashion to make sure we meet the ever-changing needs of our customers and our business. That’s going to involve collaborating with your team as well as meeting with suppliers – you’ll be their first point of call over email and the phone. If you’re a great communicator with a passion for fashion and you’re studying Fashion Buying, Fashion Design or a Commercial-based degree, Buying is the place for you.
Use your analytical mind to monitor stock, solve data challenges, produce reports, deliver projects in time on budget, and make your team proud. If you’re studying Fashion, Business Management, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics or a Commercial based degree, make the difference in Merchandising.
Your eye for fashion design will make a big difference here. Whether you’re researching trends, picking colours for our PJs or sharing your understanding of customer habits – take your creative flair global. Have the ability to communicate ideas to others? Know about software like Adobe Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, or similar? Join us in Design.
Think beyond boundaries – while pushing us to exceed our quality standards. Work with our operations teams, suppliers and stakeholders to set up and keep up best practice. And put your collaborative, organisational and diplomatic abilities to the test. Find your future in Quality.
Tech in fashion is an exciting path. Not only is it where some of our brightest minds bounce around innovation ideas on the daily – but it’s also where our business is seeing most of its growth. So, think vast opportunities and lots of change! Learning about Computing, Information Technology, Digital or Data Analytics? Love the digital world? Do tech with us.
People and Culture
From our Head Offices and warehouses through to our household name stores, it’s our people who make Primark so successful. In HR, or as we call it ‘People and Culture’, these people are your priority. And there are over 70,000 of them! Put your communication and strategy skills to work. Apply to our HR placement.
This is where creativity, ideas and business collide. Here, you’ll help deliver new and evolving consumer trends, creating a vision of tomorrow to inform decisions for today. Understanding upcoming and evolving trends, supporting on research, and challenging old perceptions through new ideas and actions; this role is packed full of bold thinking. Want to drive business and brand growth into the future? Then join our Brand placement.
You’ll help protect and elevate business growth. How? By solving issues and shaping strategies that will help us deliver on our ambitions. To keep leading the way in retail, we need fresh thinkers, so we’re hoping you’ll bring new ideas, curiosity, and your analytical mindset to the team. If you’re studying towards a degree in Information Finance, Business Strategy or similar fields, then our Finance placement could be perfect for you.
Bring your strong financial and analytical skills and we’ll give you the exposure to own your progress. Playing an integral role in the wider Commercial team, you’ll uncover the weaknesses and strengths within our business so that we can keep excelling forward. If you’re currently enrolled in a third level construction related course then our Feasibility placement might be the perfect fit for you.
Be the person who brings our much-loved products to customers, with excellence, clarity, compliance and an outstanding service. You’ll make your impact in both the customs compliance and the customs operations teams, building an understanding of the importance of customs and how it fits into the wider business. Want to play a key role in building trust with millions of customers? Then start your Supply Chain career on our placement.
Ethical Trade and Sustainability
Our business goals will always put our planet and people at the heart of it – this is where you make your mark. Here, you’ll support the Ethical Trade and Environmental Sustainability Central Support team in managing their programme specifically around GDPR and Licensing. If you’re studying towards a degree in ESG, Information Technology, Business Strategy or similar fields, then make your difference on our placement.
Our business goals will always put our planet and people at the heart of it – this is where you make your mark. Here, you’ll play an important part in finding more sustainable alternatives to our products – all part of our Primark Cares mission. With a positive mindset, you’re someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment as you bring your passion for sustainability to make meaningful change in the fashion industry. Own your purpose on our placement.
Be the person who delivers fresh, vibrant shopping experiences to our customers by bringing in-store developments to life. You’ll work at the centre of a range of exciting projects: juggling meetings and schedules, supporting project managers, reducing costs structures and Hitting. Every. Deadline. Love retail and want to become an expert in a wide range of project-related subjects? Then join us.
Own your Pathway
Applications opening in September
Applications for 2023/24 are now closed. Please check back for our 2024/25 placement opportunities.
Put in the work and get some big benefits in return.
Get to know how your work at Primark can work for you!
- Taking on one of our immersive 12-month placements means moving to our Dublin HQ. Our relocation package includes:
- One-way travel to Dublin
- A relocation allowance
- Support in settling into the city
- Subsidised living support
We’ll also help you find permanent accommodation in Dublin for your full 12 months with us as well as giving you a one-off €200 travel allowance for you to see your family and friends when it matters most to you.
The work you do in Dublin will have an impact across the UK and the world.
Develop personally and professionally. Plus get one-on-one coaching from your mentor.
Stay amazing with employee discounts in store.
Enjoy 27 days annual leave – and buy five extra days at the beginning of the year!
Explore our wellbeing initiatives and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), plus enjoy our on-site gym!
As long as you hit 37.5 hours a week, you can choose how you work around our 9.30 – 4.30 core hours. We also operate a hybrid model, meaning you can work your way every day!
Secure your tomorrow by contributing to our generous pension scheme.
Our bonus scheme rewards the hard work you put in all year round.
Your year of discovery
Working effectively in our hybrid work model.
Critical learning to help navigate the world of work.
Understanding our operating model and how our business makes money.
How to be authentic and intentional about your reputation.
Building & maintaining relationships at work with various stakeholders.
How to manage your learning & development.
Techniques to create a work-life balance and maintain good health.
How to manage yourself effectively as a future leader of Primark.
Not a one-size-fits-all career
Meet the unique and dynamic people who make our products shine every day. See how you can make the right start at Primark and get a glimpse at the day-in-the-life of a Primark fashionista.
Fast forward purpose driven
Primark Cares. We’re all about making sure we do business right. Whether that’s through sustainable practices, accessible stores, better wellbeing programmes or free-trade supply, we’re making big changes for the better. Learn more by clicking below.