Job details

Corporate Social Responsibility Industrial Placement (12 months)

Job reference: 004422

Closing date: 18/11/2021

Salary: £16500

Department: Sourcing

Hours per week: 36.17

Who are we?

Here at N Brown, we champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We’re a top ten UK clothing and footwear digital retailer, with a home proposition, serving customers across our five strategic brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, Ambrose Wilson, Jacamo and Home Essentials. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 160 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers.

The Role:

We are looking for a placement student to join our Corporate Social Responsibility team for a 12-month period from September 2022. This is a rare and exciting opportunity; you will be given a role with important responsibilities and have the chance to become an integral part of our team whilst building your work experience in a commercial fashion head office.

What we’re looking for:

We’re looking for a proactive student with an enthusiasm for product and sustainability. The ideal candidate should be engaged, adaptable and genuinely interested in the fundamentals of the N Brown business. You will be exposed to some commercial, supply chain and research data so an analytical approach is essential, along with the ability to spot trends and patterns within data sets.

The CSR team is small but perfectly formed so you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to work effectively with your team as well as under your own initiative. Excellent communication and organisation skills are essential as you’ll need to prioritise your workload throughout the placement.

Working here you’ll explore everything the world of digital retail has to offer — asking questions, trying new things and chasing new opportunities. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show your skills and learn new ones. It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, your work with us will have a serious impact on the business, your career and our customers’ lives. We are proud to be N Brown.

How to apply:

If you meet the criteria above and you’re considering a career in CSR or Ethical Sourcing, then we want to hear from you! To apply please upload your up-to-date CV, and your answers to the following questions (no more than 300 words please).

1) Why do you want this placement in CSR with N Brown?

2) What skills and qualities will you bring to the team?

Please note: you will only be able to upload one document on your application. Your answer to the questions above should be included as the 1st page on your CV.

Applications are now open and will close  on Thursday 18th November. If your application is successful, then you will be invited to an interview with our fabulous CSR team between mid-November to early December. Following this you will be notified of the outcome within 2 weeks.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group.


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