On the Boots Graduate Scheme there are seven exciting, involving and evolving areas of the business to choose from.
As a Boots graduate we will set you up with all the tools and knowledge you need to hit the ground running. Providing you with on-the-job experiences, an opportunity to work in stores and on community projects, mentoring from our inspiring leaders and much more.
We are looking for talented, passionate people who want to make a real difference and have a desire to help the business grow. In return, you’ll get all the skills and experience you need and a salary of £26,000, or £29,000 if you are on our Software Engineering Scheme.
Applications for our 2019 Graduate Programme are now closed, please register your interest here for 2020 or click on our explore our hub button below to find out about our programme
Ready to make a difference? Our Graduate Schemes set you up with all the knowledge and skills you need to kick-start your career. Become a confident leader with our integrated Core Development Programme as you get invaluable on-the-job experience, the opportunity to work in our stores and on community projects and much more.
There are many graduates’ schemes out there, but only one Boots scheme. With a unique blend of care and stretch, you’ll find us full to the brim with passion for our patients, customers and colleagues alike, whatever you choose to do.
Nathan Clements, HR Director, Boots UK & Ireland
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We all have people in our lives that inspire, motivate and coach us. Great leaders – who ooze confidence and passion. They encourage us to innovate, every single day.
Our Core Graduate Development Programme gives you the chance to work with people that inspire, encourage, and support you. You’ll be given structured learning and the personal development skills to take that first step into your future career. Growing your talent and knowledge as you make a real difference to the lives of our customers, patients and colleagues.
Everyone on our programme will get the opportunity to complete a store placement and have the chance to work on some real-life projects. Projects that will challenge you, stretch you and drive our business forward.
Continuous improvement is part of our DNA. That’s why we check in regularly to see how you’re getting on, what’s working well and what could be even better. It’s our 360° approach to learning.
At Boots, we’re committed to supporting our people reach their full potential. Together, we provide them with the right support and development, to allow them to be the best they can be. We’re looking for talented, passionate people that want to make a real difference. You must be an innovative and proactive go-getter that will help the business grow. In return, we’ll give you all the skills and knowledge you need to begin a successful career at Boots.
At Boots, our people are fundamental to our success. They’re the ones that give inspiring and genuine care to our customers and patients. I feel my career at Boots has come full circle, from starting out as a Graduate Recruitment Co-ordinator, to leading the Early Careers team. That’s Boots for you. Providing amazing opportunities and experience to help you succeed.
The team and I are committed to giving you the best recruitment process experience, making sure you understand what to expect and are fully informed at every stage.
I’ve been with Boots for 5 years and started my career on the Future Leaders Apprenticeship Programme. I’ve done many roles in the business so far, but I’m now in my dream role of an Assistant Recruitment Manager for the Graduate & Undergraduate Programmes supporting those students or Graduates to kick start their careers.
My role brings the career opportunities at Boots to life, helping everyone to understand the roles, departments and the company. I am with you on every step of the recruitment journey, ensuring you’ve got all the information you need for a quick and seamless application process.
I started my career as an apprentice. Giving me a great foundation, I learnt all the essential knowledge and skills required to progress. I’m now responsible for our Apprenticeships, Graduate and Undergraduate programmes, committed to delivering training that builds the right skills for our colleagues and organisation. We’re very passionate about helping colleagues reach their full potential through a variety of opportunities. Graduate and Undergraduate programmes are one of the many routes offered to our colleagues, helping them to develop.
My career of working with Graduates spans across many years in both Recruitment and Learning & Development. Seeing graduates I once recruited go on to flourish is more rewarding than I could ever imagine. I am your coach, guide and mentor, constantly challenging you to stretch yourself further than you ever thought possible. Seeing your confidence levels grow over this time is amazing, it doesn’t get much better than that.
For years, Boots has been a big part of my life. I love the brand and the values it stands for; making our colleagues and customers feel good. My varied roles at Boots have allowed me to show off my creative and innovative skills. I have flexed my knowledge, from working in the Communication & Engagement team to more recently, joining the Graduate Learning & Development team.
Our Core Development Programme is tailor-made to provide you with the very best learning experiences. Our ethos is to provide a culture of high challenges, pushing your learning boundaries and all underpinned with high support to enable you to show up at your very best. Every day is a new adventure, filled with new things to learn and knowledge to share. I love the role I play in this.
Technology is the corner stone of our business, underpinning the very fabric of our operation. It touches every Boots colleague, customer and patient, so we need the very best people to build and maintain our fast-moving technology.
Take the first step into a career in IT and we’ll set you on the path to becoming a Project Manager, Business Analyst or Software Developer. This programme will give you a broad view of the IT function and access to leaders around the business.
As a Software Engineering Graduate, you’ll be given a broad experience and the opportunity to develop your technical skills across a range of technologies.
Here are some of the different areas you could get exposure to.
Our Finance team is a key driver of our business. They ensure we have all the information we need to make strategic decisions to drive fantastic future business performance. They're fundamental to our business, providing insights and strategic financial advice that support our key decision-makers.
As well as learning on the job, we’ll support you in becoming qualified in either an ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification, setting you up for the next step of your career as a Finance Manager.
Here are some of the different areas you could get exposure to, where you’ll see it’s more than just numbers.
Supply Chain is at the heart of the Boots organisation. Our function is the driving force ensuring that all the products our customers need, are on the shelves whenever they walk into one of our 2,500 stores. It’s much more than moving products from A to B, with our huge and diverse product ranges.
On this programme, you’ll get a broad view of Supply Chain and access to leaders around the business. Setting you up for the next step of your career as a Supply Chain Manager.
As a Supply Chain Graduate you’ll have the opportunity to rotate around different areas of the function giving you real insight and experience into how we get the right products, in the right place, at the right time.
Here are some of the areas you could have exposure to:
Our Commercial function is a fast-paced and creative environment which is at the heart of the customer journey, responsible for a wide range of areas from designing marketing campaigns to delivering the best ranges and services at the right price.
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
Join us on this exciting journey working across different areas, click below to find out more:
As a Commercial Graduate, you’ll need to use your creativity and ingenuity to ensure our customers keep coming back for more. Join us on this exciting journey working across different areas within our Buying and Marketing teams.
You’ll be an Assistant Buying Manager working in our Trading teams, where you will get involved in a hive of activity, from negotiating and sourcing the best products at the best prices to the development and implement of annual category plans, promotions and data analysis.
In Marketing, you’ll be an Assistant Marketing Manager, playing a role in how our customers and patients connect with the Boots brand in any one of the following four areas:
Our Pharmacy Services team are always looking to develop and deliver our Pharmacy Services business, offering new solutions to our customers, our stores teams and meet the necessary professional and regulatory standards.
Join us on this exciting journey giving you the breadth to build your Commercial experience within the Pharmacy function and a placement in our Trading or Marketing teams.
You’ll be an Assistant Commercial Manager project managing new and existing pharmacy services, ensuring they are commercially attractive, delivered on time and right first time. You’ll be negotiating and managing suppliers, agreeing commercial terms and balancing supply and demand. Along with developing marketing plans to promote our services in Pharmacy.
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.
*With potential placement in London for our Brand Commercial, Brand Management and Visual Merchandising
On this programme, you’ll get a rounded view within the Global Consumer Brands or the Project Management community. Setting you up for an exciting career within Global Brands
Thanks for your interest in our Global Brands graduate programme. Unfortunately our Global Brands programme is not currently available for 2019 applications. Please feel free to explore our hub and take a look at our other graduate programmes.
As a Brand Commercial Graduate, you’ll look at new opportunities to drive our business forward every day.
You’ll deliver project-based work across one of our exciting commercial brand teams. Learning how to gather insights and analyse trends, gain day-to-day management experience of the commercial plan and learn how best to communicate and engage with our customers globally.
As a Brand Management Graduate, you’ll be supporting the management of one of our iconic brands.
A key contact for our regional marketing teams, retail and agency partners. Your work is global, so you’ll build strong, trusting relationships both in the UK and internationally. Your role helps develop the positioning of our brands, evaluate ideas and design business plans for the future, along with analysing business performance and setting pricing strategies.
In Visual Merchandising, the customer is at the centre of every decision.
As a Visual Merchandising Graduate, you’ll support the team in ensuring our visual identity makes an impact in all merchandising and across all retailers. You’ll help out with rebuilds, furniture development, market rollouts and new product launches. Your ability to manage multiple projects at one time and navigate the global environment will be an advantage.
As a Programme Management Graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to complete two 12 month rotations within one of the following categories, with the potential to travel to the USA or Asia:
You’ll lead the management and delivery of a range of different live projects from the development of a new serum for our market-leading No7 range to preventing an out-of-stock situation on one of our portfolios.
We will also enhance your learning, with the opportunity to study a Level 4 Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship qualification, how great is that?
Our Digital teams ensure we continue to offer our customers and patients the best experience across all our shopping channels. Using the latest technology to develop, run and continually improve our digital platforms.
*A Digital or Technology related degree is preferable
You will gain a rounded view of our Digital team and the opportunity to develop your skills is enormous with your involvement in helping to create our future strategy, to ensure we stay ahead of the game, and even designing, implementing and running Boots.com
As a Digital Graduate, here are some of the different areas you could get exposure to:
*You’ll require a HR or business management related degree
On this programme, you’ll get a rounded view of HR, access to leaders throughout the business and have the opportunity to complete a HR apprenticeship (depending on your prior attainment and degree subject). Setting you up for the next step of your career as a HR Business Partner.
As a HR Graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to gain a breadth of experience and real insight.
You’ll start your journey within one of our UK stores and then work alongside a Regional HR Business Partner. This will help you to understand the heart of our business and the part you play in making our customers and colleagues feel good.
Here are some of the different areas you could get exposure to in HR.
Click here to view our graduate roles. You’ll be asked to provide some details such as your name, contact details and latest CV. You’ll then be asked a number of qualifying questions.
You’ll be sent a link via email where you’ll be invited to complete three online assessments: Numerical reasoning Graduate Scenarios Personality test
If your application’s 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.
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. Before your first day, you’ll be invited to attend a ‘Keeping in touch day’ at our Support Office in Nottingham. This is a great way to meet your fellow graduates and future colleagues. If you are unsuccessful, don’t give up, we offer feedback to help you with future assessment centres.
Make sure you look professional and arrive on time. Know who you’re going to meet, what’s expected of you, and get plenty of rest the night before. Assessment days can be tiring!
Get to know us as a company. Research beyond our website, head to one of our stores or investigate our values. Find out what our employees and customers think and then ask yourself “Is Boots right for me?”
We want to meet the real you during the recruitment process.
It's not easy trying to stand out from the crowd. Get involved in group projects at university or look into taking a part-time job. The greater experience and skills you have, the more confident you’ll be at the assessment centre.
Unsuccessful this time around? Don’t give up. Ask for feedback and work on developing your skills. Get ready to try again.
It’s your big opportunity to show us the real ‘you’, so provide your interviewer with as much detail as possible. Boast about your skills and abilities. Leave them feeling like they’ve met a confident, interesting person with plenty to offer.
It’s important to see that candidates believe in what we do and want to be a part of it.
If you have any questions you would like to ask our team, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org