Job details

Apply for work experience!

Job reference: 004500

Closing date: 30/06/2022

Salary: unpaid work experience (up to 2 weeks)

Department: People Team

Hours per week: 9am - 3pm

Who are we?

We're a top 10 UK clothing, footwear and homeware digital retailer based in Northern Quarter, in Manchester's city centre. Our retail brands are JD Williams, Simply Be, Jacamo, Ambrose Wilson and Home Essentials. We champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. 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.

Work Experience 

We're passionate about providing opportunities to people that want to gain an insight into the world of work and enhance their career prospects. Our work experience programme is designed to help you get the most out of your time with us by setting clear goals, completing a learning journal and providing tips to support your employability for the future. You’ll meet industry leading experts that will supervise and guide you throughout. This can be a fantastic opportunity for you to build your knowledge and skills within a commercial retail head office environment. 

We can offer unpaid work experience in a maximum of 2 divisions within our business. These are:

  • Brand and Creative
  • Customer Operations
  • Digital Technology
  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Logistics
  • People
  • Product, Trading and E-commerce

We will have work experience weeks during the half-term holidays, which for the next year the dates are below. For anything outside of these dates, we cannot guarantee we can accept your experience however please do apply and also email to discuss this further. ​​​​​​​

  • Monday 21st February to Friday 25th February 
  • Monday 4th April to Friday 19th April (we can only offer up to 2 weeks unpaid experience during this time).
  • Monday 27th July to Wednesday 31st August (we can only offer up to 2 weeks unpaid experience during this time). 

Please note: whilst applications are open, being able to offer work experience will be dependent on the government guidance at that time due to Covid-19. 


Please click on apply now to create your profile and complete a few questions about your interests. From here, a member of our Emerging Talent team will give you a call to review the details

Please note: we can only accept up to 10 people for work experience at any time. 


The closing date for this job has now passed.