Record year for Princes Commercial Graduate Programme

We are delighted to have had a record number of applications for our Commercial Graduate Programme this year.

Over 855 graduates applied for six places – up 15% – and applications had to close seven weeks early due to the unprecedented demand.

Princes offers its commercial graduates the opportunity to be part of a dynamic business that invests in its people.

Our commercial graduates spend eight months at a time rotating across Sales, Marketing and Buying and gaining real experience. During this two-year period, they get a really good grounding in the company and our many different brands.

We look for ambitious people who can hit the ground running and, in return, we offer a highly competitive salary and a great benefits package.

Many of our graduates go on to mentor other graduates, passing on their experience and helping them to settle in.

Last year’s cohort of graduates had an interesting year responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are pleased with how flexible they were during a very tricky time.

We made our offers to them last March just a few days before the country went into the first lockdown and it was important to us that the Graduate Programme carried on as normal, albeit virtually.

People are at the heart of what we do at Princes and we’re looking forward to welcoming our new set of graduates into the business over the coming months.

Shortlisted candidates are being interviewed and attending a virtual assessment centre day this month.

By Joe Dent, Group HR Director

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