Our Graduate Programmes

HR
Digital
Supply Chain
Commercial
Finance
Procurement
Global Brands – Brand Commercial
Global Brands – Brand Marketing
  • HR HR
    HR HR

    With customers first and colleagues at the heart of what we do, our HR teams are key to our success. On this programme you’ll get a rounded view of HR, access to leaders and plenty of insightful experiences. We need your passion for people to help us show the best possible care for our colleagues.

    • 2:1
    • 2 years
    • Nottingham
  • Digital Digital
    Digital Digital

    As a graduate in the Digital team you’ll be developing, running and continuously improving all of our digital platforms. We need your ideas and fresh perspective to enhance the customer experience across all of our digital retail channels.

    • 2:1
    • 2 years
    • Nottingham
  • Supply Chain Supply Chain
    Supply Chain Supply Chain

    On the Supply Chain Porgramme you’ll be part of the team that keep the shelves in our 2,500 stores stacked full of products our customers love. We need your energy and fresh thinking to help us find new and efficient ways of getting the right products, to the right place, at the right time.

    • 2:1
    • 2 years
    • Nottingham
  • Commercial Commercial
    Commercial Commercial

    As a graduate in Commercial you’ll bring the Boots brand to life for our customers. We need your creativity and people skills to foster relationships with customers throughout the retail journey.

    • 2:1
    • 2 years
    • Nottingham
  • Finance Finance
    Finance Finance

    On the Finance Graduate Programme you’ll be part of the team that provides strategic insights and financial advice to the key decision-makers tasked with making crucial decisions about the business. Your strategic thinking will help us deliver a successful future for our colleagues and customers.

    • 2:1
    • 3 years
    • Nottingham (with placements in either Weybridge or Chessington)
  • Procurement Procurement
    Procurement Procurement

    As a graduate in Procurement you’ll be joining one of the most respected, ambitious and dynamic teams in industry leading the thinking on Procurement strategy and making a difference to the organisation, our customers and the community.

    • 2:1
    • 2 years
    • Nottingham
  • Global Brands – Brand Commercial Global Brands – Brand Commercial
    Global Brands – Brand Commercial Global Brands – Brand Commercial

    On this graduate programme you’ll look for opportunities to drive our business forward every day. We need your knowledge on the latest trends and your enthusiasm for a challenge, to help us keep bringing customers the latest global brands at the very best prices.

    • 2:1
    • 2-3 years
    • Nottingham
  • Global Brands – Brand Marketing Global Brands – Brand Marketing
    Global Brands – Brand Marketing Global Brands – Brand Marketing

    On the Brand Marketing programme you’ll play a key role supporting the team who manage our iconic global brands. We need your enthusiasm and relationship skills to help us build a strong global network of brand contacts.

    • 2:1
    • 2 years
    • Nottingham

Our business is our people, and with almost 60,000 colleagues, HR provides opportunities to make a significant impact by shaping the organisation and focusing on what keeps colleagues engaged and productive. On the HR Graduate Programme you’ll get to experience every aspect of HR as we strive to make a difference to every colleague.

Is this you?

You’re on track for a 2:1 or already got one in the last three years. With a passion for people and an ability to build effective relationships, you’re a natural problem solver and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Commercially aware with a customer-focused mindset, you demonstrate excellent attention to detail and a strong desire to learn, develop and grow.

Your Journey

You’ll start your journey in a leadership role in one of our UK stores. This grounding will be crucial for your development as you gain hands-on experience and insight into the roots of our business. Then back at our Nottingham Support Office you’ll get exposure to different areas of the HR function, including Recruitment, Learning & Development and Employee Relations and Reward.

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Our digital offering is crucial to the business, ensuring we continue to offer our customers and patients the best experience across all our shopping channels. You’ll get to work in teams that develop our digital customer strategy and design and implement changes to our online retail presence. We depend on these teams to secure the future growth of Boots in an ever changing market.

Is this you?

You’re on track for a 2:1 or already got one in the last three years. You’re passionate about all things digital and a natural communicator who’s great at keeping yourself motivated and solving problems.

In this fast-paced team you’ll be happy to be flexible and you’ll thrive under pressure, consistently showing up as a great team player who’s an expert in building relationships.

Your Journey

You’ll start your journey in a leadership role in one of our UK stores. This placement will be crucial for your development as you gain hands-on experience and insight into the roots of our business. Then back at our Nottingham Support Office you’ll spend valuable time in some of our digital teams, which could include: Product Management, Digital Experience, Digital Marketing, Operations, Digital Trading/E-commerce, and Optimisation.

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You’ll get to work in roles throughout our Supply Chain. In every placement you’ll work with ambitious, accountable and collaborative teams who are committed to creating a safe operating environment for their more than 4,000 colleagues. Together you’ll deliver feel good to customers and patients every day.

Is this you?

You’re on track for a 2:1 or already got one in the last three years and are excited about the world of Supply Chain and Logistics. A confident leader with great data analysis skills, you’re passionate about innovation.

In this fast-paced team you’ll be happy to be flexible and you’ll thrive under pressure, all the while showing up as a great team player who’s an expert in building relationships.

Your Journey

You’ll start your journey in a leadership role in one of our UK stores which will be crucial for hands-on experience and insight into the roots of our business. Then back at our Nottingham Support Office you’ll spend valuable time in each of our Supply Chain teams: Warehousing and Distribution, Retail Supply, Pharmacy Supply Chain, Supply Chain Optimisation and Alliance Healthcare.

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On this programme, you’ll get a rounded view of the Commercial function and access to leaders throughout the business. Setting you up for the next step in your career as a Buying, Marketing or Commercial Manager.

Is this you?

You’re on track for a 2:1 or already got one in the last three years. Passionate about marketing, you’re a confident leader and creative thinker and love the challenge of problem solving.

No two days are ever the same in this team but you’ll thrive in this environment, all the while showing up as a great team player who’s an expert in building relationships.

Your Journey

You’ll start your journey in a leadership role in one of our UK stores. This placement will be crucial for your development as you gain hands-on experience and insight into the roots of our business. Then back at our Nottingham Support Office you’ll spend valuable time in our Commercial teams covering exposure to brand, social media, loyalty and online campaigns with a focus on personalisation.

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You’ll get to experience every aspect of our large and diverse Finance team, working alongside the business divisions to drive fantastic performance. As well as gaining unrivalled work experience we’ll also support you to complete a Level 7 Accountancy/ Taxation Professional Apprenticeship, helping you achieve a CIMA qualification.

Is this you?

You’re on track for a 2:1 or already got one in the last three years and are excited about the world of finance. A confident communicator, you’re comfortable working under pressure and delivering to deadlines.

You’re open to new ways of working, not afraid to challenge the status quo, and always show up as a great team player who’s an expert in building relationships.

Your Journey

You’ll start your journey in a leadership role in one of our UK stores. This placement will be crucial for your development as you gain hands-on experience and insight into the roots of our business. Then back at our Nottingham Support Office you’ll spend valuable time in Financial planning and analysis, and Financial controllership teams, with exposure to budgeting, forecasting and reporting.

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During this programme, you’ll be part of a team who creates and delivers sustainable value through brilliant and responsible procurement, enabling the business to invest in the future and improve the lives of our customers. We need your ambition and leadership skills to help us to be an industry leader and make a real difference.

Is this you?

You’re on track for a 2:1 or already got one in the last three years. With an entrepreneurial spirit, you’re tenacious, creative and a keen problem solver who is comfortable navigating complexity.

Ready to perform in a fast-paced environment you’ll bring excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience in data analysis, and an intermediate level of skill in Microsoft Office.

Your Journey

You’ll start your journey in a leadership role in one of our UK stores. This grounding will be crucial for your development as you gain hands-on experience and insight into the roots of our business. Then back at our Nottingham Support Office you’ll experience every aspect of Procurement and will have the opportuntiy to train towards a professional qualification.

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Global Brands is a cross divisional organisation that sits within Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). With a portfolio of innovative products and great brands that includes: Soltan, No7, Soap and Glory and more, our programme will set you up for success on the world stage.

During the programme you’ll get to work across our exciting commercial brand teams. Learning how to gather insights and analyse trends, you’ll gain day-to-day management experience of the commercial plan, and learn how best to communicate and engage with our customers globally.

Is this you?

You’re on track for a 2:1 or already got one in the last three years. A confident communicator, you love problem solving and are comfortable working under pressure and delivering to deadlines.

You’re open to new ways of working, not afraid to challenge the status quo, and always show up as a great team player who’s an expert in building relationships.

Your Journey

You’ll start your journey in a leadership role in one of our UK stores. This grounding will be crucial for your development as you gain hands-on experience and insight into the roots of our Boots UK business. Then back at our Nottingham Support Office you’ll begin to work in our exciting Global Brands teams, with exposure to new business development, commercial pricing and promotional strategies.

Register your interest

Global Brands is a cross divisional organisation that sits within Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). With a portfolio of innovative products and great brands that includes: Soltan, No7, Soap and Glory and more, our programme will set you up for success on the world stage.

You’ll be a key contact point for teams across our retail partners, regional marketing teams and agency partners. Your work is global so it will be important that you bring strong collaboration skills, enabling you to build relationships across the business both in the UK and internationally.

Is this you?

You’re on track for a 2:1 or already got one in the last three years. An effective communicator, you’re confident building relationships with different stakeholders both internally and externally.

Organised under pressure, you’re open to new ways of working, not afraid to challenge the status quo, and always show up as a great team player who’s an expert in building relationships.

Your Journey

You’ll start your journey in a leadership role in one of our UK stores. This grounding will be crucial for your development as you gain hands-on experience and insight into the roots of our Boots UK business. Then back at our Nottingham Support Office your primary role will be supporting the management of one of WBA’s iconic global brands, covering insight, product development and merchandising.

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Your learning and development

We’ll work with you to develop a learning plan, and provide the right content for you. You’ll be part of key projects and work in a variety of roles so you can make informed choices about your future. You’ll be guided throughout by your line manager, other graduates and a mentor if you’d like one.

Your learning and development

Our Application Process

Most of our graduate vacancies go live every September/October, ready for successful applicants to start in the business in September the following year. So if you see a graduate opportunity you’re interested in, apply straightaway as closing dates can vary. If you don’t see your choice of graduate opportunity, please register your interest and we’ll contact you when applications are live. You can also follow our social media channels to keep up to date.

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4

The Application

At this stage you’ll be asked to provide your name, contact details and an up to date CV. You’ll then be asked a number of qualifying questions.

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The Application

Online Assessments

You’ll be sent a link via email where you’ll be invited to complete three online assessments:

 

General cognitive ability test – you’ll be assessed on your numerical, problem solving and critical reasoning capabilities. This online assessment is timed.

Graduate Scenarios – you’ll be presented with some realistic workplace situations and four different options on how you might respond to them. This online assessment is not timed.

Personality test – you’ll be presented with a number of statements which may reflect you as a person. You’ll need to choose if a statement is “Most True” or “Least True”. This online assessment is not timed.

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Online Assessments

Assessment Centre

If your application is successful, we’ll invite you to attend an all-day assessment centre at our Support Office in Nottingham. This is designed to build your skills and give you an idea about life at Boots. The day will consist of a number of activities, including an interview, group work, a presentation and more.

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Assessment Centre

The Offer

After the assessment centre, we’ll be in touch to let you know the outcome. If you’ve been successful, you’ll receive an offer of employment and be asked to supply information for our on-boarding process. If you’re unsuccessful, don’t give up, we offer feedback to help you with future assessment centres.

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The Offer

Our Culture

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Boots has been a big part of the city of Nottingham for over 170 years and it’s where our Support Office is located. Nottingham is a vibrant city with lots to offer; great shopping and lively music, fashion and sports scenes.
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We want to make a real impact in the communities our customers and colleagues live and work in. We can’t do this alone, which is why we’re so passionate about our work through our strategic, long-term CSR partnerships with Children In Need, Macmillan Cancer Support, WE and The Prince’s Trust. As part of our Early Careers Programmes there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, support and have fun.
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We want to make a real impact in the communities our customers and colleagues live and work in. We can’t do this alone, which is why we’re so passionate about our work through our strategic, long-term CSR partnerships with Children In Need, Macmillan Cancer Support, WE and The Prince’s Trust. As part of our Early Careers Programmes there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, support and have fun.
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We want to make a real impact in the communities our customers and colleagues live and work in. We can’t do this alone, which is why we’re so passionate about our work through our strategic, long-term CSR partnerships with Children In Need, Macmillan Cancer Support, WE and The Prince’s Trust. As part of our Early Careers Programmes there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, support and have fun.
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We want to make a real impact in the communities our customers and colleagues live and work in. We can’t do this alone, which is why we’re so passionate about our work through our strategic, long-term CSR partnerships with Children In Need, Macmillan Cancer Support, WE and The Prince’s Trust. As part of our Early Careers Programmes there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, support and have fun.
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We want to make a real impact in the communities our customers and colleagues live and work in. We can’t do this alone, which is why we’re so passionate about our work through our strategic, long-term CSR partnerships with Children In Need, Macmillan Cancer Support, WE and The Prince’s Trust. As part of our Early Careers Programmes there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, support and have fun.

Graduates Stories

Abbie

Working on how we become more sustainable with our waste, I felt I was making a real difference on an incredibly important agenda.

- Abbie

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Garreth

My placement on the Boots Graduate Scheme

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Frances

Why there is more to the Supply Chain Graduate Programme than you think…

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Our Team

We’ll be with you on every step of the Gradute programme - helping you reach your potential. With us you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to begin a successful career at Boots.

Early Careers and Education Team

From recruitment to learning and development, we’ll be with you every step of your journey. We’ll support you to expand the skills you already have and learn new ones along the way, helping you to become the best you can be.

Early Careers and Education Team

Early Careers and Education Team

From recruitment to learning and development, we’ll be with you every step of your journey. We’ll support you to expand the skills you already have and learn new ones along the way, helping you to become the best you can be.

FAQs

QWhat are the minimum eligibility requirements to apply?

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You must be on track to achieve a 2:1 degree or have achieved a 2:1 degree in the last three years.

QCan I apply for more than one programme?

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We recommend that you think about the area you’re most interested in as you can only be progressed through to one assessment centre. Take the time to consider which programme best suits your skills, interests and ambitions.

QOnce I finish the graduate programme what are my careers options?

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As a Graduate at Boots you’ll own your career. During the programme you’ll be part of projects around the business and work in a variety of different roles, which should help you make informed decisions about your career.

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