How to Apply
Sounds obvious to some people, but make sure you research us and the programmes we offer before applying. The research you do upfront will help you throughout the whole process from application through to Assessment Centre. It will help you stand out from other candidates and allow you to make informed decisions about what is right for you.
Come visit us at an Event
Speaking with employees at an Event before you apply is another great way of doing some research. It will give you invaluable insights into what it is like to work at TJX Europe and the different programmes we offer. It also means we get to meet you for the first time too. Have a look at our Events section to find out where you can meet us.
As you will have seen we recruit on a rolling basis so we do not have any application deadlines. This means that we recruit on a first come first served basis so we would always encourage you to apply early to avoid any disappointment. Depending on the programme, we will start running Assessment Centres in October and will stop once we have filled all our positions.
Creating your profile
Once you have decided which programme to apply for, you will need to create your profile on our application system. We really encourage you to complete as much as possible. As a minimum you will need to include basic personal information e.g. name, address, telephone number etc. You will also be asked to upload your CV. Please see below for tips on putting together your CV. Remember to make a note of which email address you used to create your profile as well as your password. You will need these details every time you log into the application system.
Putting together your CV or resume
Your CV/resume is the first thing we see once you have submitted your application. It is the most important marketing tool as it is designed to “show us who you are on paper” and ultimately help get you to the next stage of the recruitment process alongside the application questions. If you come to an Assessment Centre it will also be used by the assessors in the interview so make sure you know and can talk about the content in your CV/resume.
You should ensure that your CV/resume is a clear and well-presented overview of information about you. It should present your qualifications, skills and attributes in a way that shows your suitability for the role you are applying for. It may be helpful to follow a set structure, for example:
- Personal Details: your personal details should go at the top of your CV/resume. You want to make it easy for us to know how to contact you. Ensure you include your name, address, telephone number(s) and e-mail address. Double check you have spelt these correctly.
- Education: list your most recent educational information first. For each degree-level qualification include the degree type eg. Bachelors, Masters etc., which university you studied at, the subject studied and the classification grade you received. If you do not yet have your final grade, put the grade you expect to receive. Ensure you include your A Levels and GCSE grades or equivalent.
- Work Experience: you should list your most recent job first and work backwards. Include dates of employment, the name of the organisation, location of work (city and country). Then summarise your experience focusing on the specific skills and achievements you gained. Bullet points are fine to use when listing your skills and achievements.
- Skills: It can be helpful to list key or special skills such as language skills or IT literacy
- Hobbies and interests: this is a great way for us to learn a little bit more about you and the things you like to do outside of your studies and work. It could also include clubs and societies you are involved in.
Your CV/resume should be no more than two A4 sides and should be well structured and easy to read. Spell checking and accuracy are really important. We recommend that you ask lots of people to look at your CV/resume (eg. friends, family, careers advisors) and give you feedback.