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Career paths 

Career paths

Primark offers career paths in three areas: retail management, retail store sales and head office.

Career paths

There are three career paths within Primark: retail management, retail store sales and head office. Primark might be a value retailer but we have high-calibre staff working for us. We need people with the right skills and attitude who are happy to work hard and contribute to our success and theirs. Whatever path you choose, you'll be working in an exciting, forward-looking company with a great future.

Help us to build an even better company

We're moving ahead on all fronts, expanding our horizons and those of the people who work for us. We need retail managers who can run the stores efficiently, are commercially-aware and can contribute ideas for further improvements. We need retail store sales staff who are customer-focused and can organise themselves and their work. And of course we need committed and resourceful people to work at either of our head office locations - one in Dublin, the other in Reading.

Primark rewards hard work and initiative so there are no barriers to your success. We have plenty of examples of staff who started in junior positions and worked their way up:

"I began as a trainee on the management development programme and have had the opportunity to work in various stores. I moved to another region for a year. I relocated again as Assistant Manager, then through Deputy Manager in another store, progressing to Manager of a new store. Promoted to Store Manager in progressively larger stores."

"I started my career as a weekend retail assistant, aged 16 years. From promotion to a full-time position, I worked in various stores until my first managerial appointment and was successively appointed to Senior Store Manager and now Area Manager responsible for 12 stores."

"Couldn't wish for better. Started in 2001 as a weekend retail assistant, weekend supervisor in 2002, weekend manager in 2003. When I finished my studies I joined as a weekday manager in 2004, currently gaining experience as No. 2. Next move - my own store."

...and many more.

Retail Management

As a Management Trainee, there is a typical career progression from Management Trainee to Store Manager and then even Area Manager.

Retail Store Sales

At stores we need people for the following positions:

  • Retail assistants
  • Salesfloor supervisors
  • Stockroom supervisors

Head office

Departments at our Dublin and Reading offices include Buying & Merchandising, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Store Development & Facilities Management. We have a Head Office Management Training Programme, as well as individual opportunities within these departments.

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