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About us.

Hey, we’re The Very Group. Home of Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com, and a team of 3,500 super-talented people.

We’ve been reinventing shopping experiences for over a century. Technology has played a huge part in that, helping us transition from catalogues’ to pureplay online retail, but we’re not the finished article.

As the UK's largest integrated retail and financial services provider, we have a pretty unique position across three huge industries (retail, technology and credit) and our ambition is bold, to build the number one shopping destination for shoppers who value credit anywhere online. But we believe with our passion and track record for reinvention, we can improve how the world pays and shops for the things they love. Think you can help us? Read on...


About the team.

"The Very Group a great place to work. The people are some of the nicest I’ve ever met. It’s been a great opportunity to build on my skills and prepare for my future career.” - Merchandising Intern

Spend your placement year as a merchandising assistant and you’ll work with some of the world’s biggest brands. You’ll join our Merchandising teams that are leading the way in finding the next great product, whether that be across technology, fashion or homeware. We have some of the best analytical minds in merchandising who are busy doing the smart thinking and making the big decisions on products that drive our business.

You’ll join us at a Merchandising Assistant Intern and you’ll learn at pace as part of our dynamic merchandising team, you’ll help to make sure our stock is in the right place at the right time to keep our customers happy and drive our profitability whilst constantly developing and playing your part as a crucial part of the fashion team.

You’ll be working with friendly, innovative and passionate people. We're very supportive and will give you opportunity, support and a career path to shape you career and give you the skills you need to finish your final year at uni.

About the role.

We’re excited to share an opportunity for ambitious, driven and curious intern looking for a placement year, based in our fantastic Liverpool HQ. Some of the things you will get up to in our Merchandising teams.


  • Produce stock analysis and accurate weekly reports for trading meetings
  • Manage a variety of systems to help us deliver our promises, wow our customers and get our orders out on time – every time
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers, assess their performance and update production plans
  • Maintain stock, monitor shipment deadlines, provide accurate updates and allocate and load pre-season catalogue number trends
  • Feedback on performance and identify emerging trends and new trading opportunities

About you.

You are studying a degree with a business or analytical focus, you should have set your heart on a career in the exciting world of retail and merchandising. Sharing our thirst for knowledge and passion for customer communications and CRM, you must have a commercial brain, keen attention to detail and a real passion for our products. As the pace is fast here, you’ll also need to be a superb organiser with good analytical and prioritisation skills. Above all, you’ll be full of fresh ideas and love working as part of a diverse team to provide our customers with their favourite brands.


How to apply

To join us on our 2020 intern programme, you’ll need to apply through our careers site with your cv and answer some questions. We will then be in touch in the next 2 weeks and if successful invited to our brilliant intern experience assessment day.

If you have any questions then please email Lyndsay.geraghty@theyverygroup.com

If you want to find out more about us, just visit https://theverygroup.jobs/early-careers-1

Please note the dates for the placement are starting July 2020

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

If you’re a current employee of The Very Group, please apply via Talent Online as an internal applicant.

We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status..

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