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Sourcing (Product Sustainably) Trainee – Student Placement Year

Sourcing (Product Sustainability) Trainee — Student Placement

Ready to own your career in an ever-growing fashion hub? Then take on a Primark placement starting in Summer 2023. This is your chance to grab valuable experience in a global company that truly feels like a family. You’ll have real projects with real autonomy. You’ll get to know incredible experts who make our fashion a reality. And you’ll gain off-the-scale exposure, making a huge impact for our customers and your future. Want it? Then own it on our student placement programme.

About the placement

You don’t watch from the sidelines around here you get stuck in. Through hands-on experience and responsibility from the get-go, you’ll gain a vast insight into how our business works and contribute to it on day one. Inspiring, supportive colleagues will make you feel welcome and valued. We’ll also help you to develop your skill set and grow your potential through supported learning with on-the-job training, masterclasses, and an assigned buddy/mentor.

What you’ll need

Bring your passion for sustainability and we’ll give you the platform to make meaningful change in the fashion industry. With a positive mindset, you’re someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, and you know how to use your communication skills to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders across the globe. You’ll also need proficient skills in Excel and PowerPoint with experience of using Outlook and other Microsoft Office programmes. If you have all that and more, then make your difference for the planet on our placement.

What you’ll do

Our business goals will always put our planet and people at the heart of it – this is where you can own it. Within the Product Sustainability team, you’ll play an important part in finding more sustainable alternatives to our products – all part of our Primark Cares mission. This includes converting materials to sustainable alternatives, supporting circularity-based product initiatives, and adding more recycled content to our products. To do this, we’ll give you all the training you need. You’ll learn about the ​​Primark Cares Protocols, what enables a product to qualify as Primark Cares, and what makes it a more sustainable option. You’ll also learn about supply chains as you build relationships with key partners across the supply chain. This is your chance to make change for the planet and people.

Why should you apply?

In Primark, we’ve always said everyone’s invited and we’re committed to making everyone feel safe and comfortable to be themselves. We believe that a diverse, inclusive, and accessible environment elevates us all, and enables creative ideas and collaboration to flourish. Because when we work together, we can accomplish so much more.

And yes, this place moves fast, and it’s growing even faster but we’re committed to providing the best, and most socially and environmentally ethical fashion that’s affordable for everyone. Primark Cares is our commitment to reducing fashion waste, halving our carbon footprint, and improving the lives of the people who make our products. And that’s not all! We’ll take care of you, with flexible working, a comprehensive relocation package, and some of the most genuine people you’ll ever work with. This placement has real impact, you could even see the results of your work, out on the shop floor! Make your CV look amazing and if you wow us, there could be a permanent job up for grabs when you graduate.

Isn’t it time you put theory into practice? We think so. Apply now for a Primark placement and start owning your journey
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