Halfords Graduate Scheme - IT. Location: West Midlands

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Halfords Graduate Scheme - IT. Location: West Midlands
Acceptable degrees
Any degree discipline

Go further and faster than you ever thought possible

As the number one automotive, leisure and cycling retailer, boasting 30,000 product lines, we’re experts at helping our customers find just what they’re looking for and that’s why we are passionate about making sure our Graduates do too. Join us and you’ll see why – the Halfords Graduate Scheme enables you to gain hands on experience across our business and truly is a great foundation for building your career in retail.

We’ve packed about as much variety as we can into our two year IT Graduate Scheme. Joining our IT team, you’ll have an opportunity to gain experience in different areas, so that you understand the IT end to end, from building solutions, becoming a systems expert through to project management, there’s lots to learn. The uniqueness of this scheme means you’ll get to experience the sheer breadth of diversity each of these dynamic areas has to offer. It’ll help develop your expertise and give you a real taster into where you might like to specialise in the future.

What does our IT Graduate Scheme look like?

Year one – what to expect

You’ll get to understand our key functions in IT and to top this off you’ll spend time working in our stores, seeing first-hand how our Retail business operates, understanding the key role IT has to play across the business and seeing how the decisions you make really impact Halfords’ performance.

Year two – what to expect

Your experience and knowledge will continue to grow. You’ll really begin to make your mark as you specialise and build your profile. We’ll continue to support you and your development every step of the way, providing opportunities to learn and encouraging you to bring your ideas to the forefront.

Why choose our Graduate Scheme?

Dynamic Industry – the breadth of roles on the scheme means there’s lots of scope to find your niche, giving you and your career much more opportunity and flexibility.

Variety – a career in retail is exciting, fast paced and unpredictable

Fast Track Career Progression – you will gain real hands on experience, build your profile within the company and gain a strong understanding or how our business operates.

We’re proud to work at Halfords and we want you to be too – for the 4th year running we’re a Sunday Times ‘Top 30’ Best Big Company to work for.

To top this off – we’ll give you a starting salary of £24,000; performance related bonus, contributory pension scheme, 25 days’ holiday per year, 25% colleague discount, the option to join our Share Save and Cycle 2 Work schemes as well as access to a range of shopping discounts at high street retailers.

What we look for in you …

A minimum of a 2:1 degree – we are flexible on the discipline. You don’t need a technology related degree, just a passion for Technology and an interest in Project Management.

A minimum of 280/112 UCAS points.

Bags of energy & enthusiasm – personality is an essential requirement to be part of our team.

Determination – the resilience to overcome challenges and succeed in everything you do.

A genuine passion – for customer service and a career in Retail.

Communication skills – it’s a big part of the job. It’s about making the right impact.

Commercial acumen – Your ‘business brain’ understanding is what makes us so successful.

All applicants must have citizenship or the right to work in the UK and unfortunately we are not able to sponsor work permits.