Meet Sam. Assistant Manager.
Primark gave me my first job when I was 16. I worked weekends on the tills, becoming supervisor then trainee manager at our Southampton store. I never left.
I was actually into drama at school; it really helped me grow in confidence as a person and that growth went from strength to strength at Primark. Amazing teams, colleagues, managers and training all come together to help you develop. But we’re all friends too. We’re on the same page and we genuinely love spending time with each other. It feels like a family, so when challenges do come up, you face them together. We all ultimately want the best for each other and the business.
Manager at 18
Easily my proudest achievement. Making manager at 18 wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for all that amazing support and the spot-on courses that were made available to me. I had the opportunity to go out to other stores too, and even plenty of time in-store to learn. It feels almost like an apprenticeship.
How far will you go?
As long as you’re open-minded, patient, creative and passionate about developing yourself and your team, you’ll go far. This is a business that’s continuously anticipating what comes next. It’s about fashion and trends. We’re constantly changing, and the challenges that come with that are hugely exciting. Throw yourself into them and see where it takes you!
Every day comes with its own set of unique challenges. You’ll need open-mindedness, patience and creativity to deal with them.
Other reasons to join
Your experience at Primark is about so much more than your job. It’s also about our people and our culture. Our beliefs as a business and our aims for the future. It’s about all the exciting, empowering, amazing things that make us who we are – and you who you are.
Ollie attended the Fashion Retail Academy in London. Everything he learned came together when he took a Primark internship. And he hasn’t looked back.
I always knew I’d leave my home town eventually to explore further afield.
I did a degree in Fashion Marketing Management before getting into Visual Merchandising at Primark.
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