Start your Career in Style with our Apprenticeship Programme
Learn as you earn whilst starting your career in style – who doesn’t want that? This is what our newly launched apprenticeship programme, in both retail and hospitality, is all about. As one of the few British luxury retailers offering our own home-grown apprenticeship, this is a unique opportunity to develop yourself in luxury surroundings with one of the most esteemed brands in the industry.
Apprenticeships are a new initiative of the government that allow school leavers, newcomers and current employees to develop new skills on the work floor. As we are also keen on supporting the development of young people in the industry, we are offering our own fearlessly stylish apprenticeship programme. For a year, Harvey Nichols apprentices will be trained and developed in either Front-Of-House, Back-Of-House or Retail across all channels in the industry, so that they walk away with profound 360-degree expertise!
From Business Branding to Style Academy
So what can I expect? -you may ask. Our programme offers you a real job alongside off-the-job training. It takes 13 months to complete and includes a Maths and English Programme and an official End Point Assessment. 80% of the time (4 days per week) will be spent on the work floor and 20% of the time (1 day per week) will be dedicated to training. With courses varying from Business Branding and International Customers to Understanding Personality Profiles and Style Academy, there is something for everyone.
Show It, Live It, Know It
Training is a mixture of theory such as lectures and role playing, practical training such as industry visits and competitions, and time spent writing assessments and assignments. Get ready for gaining a-class experience in retail or hospitality, and for writing business reports, maths and English exams, professional discussions, and researching topics! There will also be mentoring opportunities for young and upcoming talent and you will have the chance to become part of our esteemed HN Academy. Ultimately you will be able to Show It, Live It and Know It!
We are very proud of our unique and exciting apprenticeship programmes:
This year long programme teaches real world skills in the practical and luxury environments of our beautiful state of the art stores.
From how to serve customers both domestic and international, driving loyalty and being commercially savvy, to using innovative retail technology and bringing it full circle with our unique multichannel services.
Apprentices will gain experiences of all aspects of our multisite and multichannel retail business, to ensure they graduate with industry expertise.
From OXO Tower, overlooking the London Skyline, to our local favourite city centre restaurant in Leeds, our restaurants are a luxury location for the Hospitality Apprenticeship Programme.
Here apprentices will learn from the best front of house and back of house talent in the industry, who create our award winning service, food and experience. Starting in London we will be offering Apprentices the chance to join our Front of House Bar and Waiting Apprentice Programme. This programme will enable those who are passionate about hospitality to join the teams across OXO and Knightsbridge. Training will cover everything from customer service and time management to making the finest cocktails and learning about our suppliers.