Our Graduate Opportunities
There are two ways to join Boots as a graduate; either on our Finance Graduate Programme or in one of our direct entry graduate roles across the business. Applications for Finance Graduate Programme are now closed. We recruit throughout the year for our direct entry graduate roles, you can start your search now by clicking on Search Jobs.
Graduates earn a salary of £26,000.
A website dedicated to a range of offers and discounts sourced exclusively for our colleagues – everything from cinema tickets to spa breaks
We offer all colleagues a generous discount on our products and services
A free counselling support service that helps colleagues through everyday issues and concerns about family, health, life, money and work
Our colleagues are entitled to 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and have the opportunity to buy more (pro-rata for part time)
We offer a generous discretionary annual bonus based on company performance.
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.
Our Application Process
1On the day
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!
2Do your research
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.
4Build your skills and experience
It’s not easy trying to stand out from the crowd. Get involved in group projects, do some volunteering 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’, to 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 you believe in what we do and want to be a part of it.
Our graduate opportunities can go live at any time of the year so if you see one that you’re interested in, please don’t delay in applying. To keep up to date on any graduate roles we have available please follow us on our Boots Jobs social media pages. Don’t worry if you don’t see your choice of graduate opportunity, we have plenty of other positions that you may be interested in, just visit our Search Jobs page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You must be on track to achieve a 2:1 degree or have achieved a 2:1 degree in the last three years.
We recommend that you take the time to consider which role best suits your skills, interests and ambitions and apply to that role. However, there is nothing stopping you from applying to more than one graduate position.
As a graduate at Boots you’ll own your career. You’ll be exposed to exciting experiences that will stretch and challenge you and you'll have plenty of opportunity to develop your skills further and learn new ones on the way.