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  • During the 2 years you’ll cover 3 stages, which will allow you to be fast-tracked to a Junior Buyer upon completion, during which you will develop your skills in bringing products to market for Dunelm.
  • You will be designated 6 hours of learning per week which you will be paid for alongside 34 hours per week of working at Dunelm.
  • Dunelm have adopted a hybrid way of working with a ‘typical’ week for Apprentices being split as 3 days in the office and 2 days at home to ensure your development is looked after.
  • You will receive on the job support from your Dunelm team, Line Manager, and dedicated L&D team. In addition, you’ll receive dedicated support from the SCL Education and Training Ltd for the qualification which will typically take 18 months to complete

Our Buying Apprenticeship Scheme is a development programme designed to give you all the tools that you need to begin your career in Buying and learn the foundations of what makes a good Buyer. Here at Dunelm, we are passionate about watching our colleagues grow, that’s why internal progression has an integral part to play in all our colleagues’ development. The 2-year programme will make sure you’re challenged, supported, and will give you plenty of room to grow. You will be buddied up with a capable Junior Buyer, who were once in your shoes, so feel confident that you will learn from the best!

Over the 2-years, you will learn and experience every aspect of working as a Buying Assistant and will be part of the Buying team that is responsible for planning and selecting the products we sell, both in-store and online. You will work closely with our suppliers to provide compelling, competitive offers to our customers. As an Apprentice you will work towards becoming a Junior Buyer by the end of the programme. Alongside this, you will be enrolled on to a Level 4 Buying and Merchandising Assistant Apprenticeship – equivalent to a higher BTEC qualification.