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Commercial Graduate Scheme

Our Commercial scheme is closed in 2020. Please check back later. 

We’ve packed just about as much variety as we can into our two year Commercial Graduate Scheme…

Joining our Commercial team, you’ll complete three placements across Buying, Marketing and Digital. The uniqueness of this scheme means you’ll get to experience the sheer breadth of diversity each of these dynamic areas has to offer. It’ll give you a real taster into where you might like to specialise in the future!

Year one – what to expect

From Product Management and Advertising to PR, Promotions, Communications, Branding, Trading and Digital…you’ll certainly get plenty of opportunity to be creative as well as making your mark through project responsibility.

To top this off you’ll also spend time working in our stores, seeing first-hand how our Retail business operates, understanding the important link between Commercial and stores, and seeing how the Commercial decisions you make really impact Halfords' performance.

Year two – what to expect

Year two, your experience and knowledge will continue to grow. You’ll really begin to make your mark as you specialise and build your profile in one of the three Commercial areas.

We’ll continue to support you and your development every step of the way, providing opportunities to learn and encouraging you to bring your ideas to the forefront.

Got what it takes?  Find out more about the role and apply.

Hear from a variety of our graduates...

Why Halfords?

Fancy a career in Digital, Buying or Marketing? How about working for one of the most recognisable brands in the retail industry?

Here at Halfords, our Commercial Graduate Scheme will give you the chance to do both! You’ll get the unique opportunity to work across all three business areas before finding where you’d like to hone your specialism!

But, if that’s not enough….Here’s what else we’ve got to offer:

Why choose our Commercial Graduate Scheme?

  • A Dynamic Industry! - Digital, Buying and Marketing are fast becoming the most desirable career destinations for today’s Graduates. Why? The breadth of roles within each means there’s lots of scope to find your niche – giving you and your career much more opportunity and flexibility.
  • We’ve definitely got variety - A career in retail is exciting, fast paced and unpredictable…. It certainly keeps you on your toes! So if variety is what you’re looking for look no further…you’ll see first-hand how quickly the retail market changes to adapt to the needs of our customers and you’ll be key in supporting these changes to ensure we stay competitive.
  • Fast Track Career Progression – Our established two year commercial scheme will provide you with the specialist skills and support you’ll need to drive your career forward. You’ll gain real ‘hands on’ experience, build your profile within the company and gain a strong understanding of how our business operates.
  • We’re proud to work at Halfords – and we want you to be too! - We truly value employee engagement. We believe if our colleagues feel valued, engaged and part of a fun and successful workplace, they in turn will look after our customers.
  • To top this off – We’ll give you a starting salary of £24,000 plus; performance related bonus, contributory pension scheme, 25 days' holiday per year (plus 8 statutory holidays), 25% colleague discount, the option to join our Share Save and Cycle 2 Work schemes as well as access to a range of shopping discounts at high street retailers.

What we look for in you...

It’s a competitive arena! If you’ve decided Halfords is for you – here’s what you’ll need to apply:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 degree –  We’re flexible on the discipline.
  • Bags of energy and enthusiasm – Personality is an essential requirement to be part of our team.
  • Determination – The resilience to overcome challenges and succeed in everything you do.
  • A genuine passion – For customer service and a career in Retail – and we need to see this!
  • A ‘hands on’ approach – To delivering results and inspiring others to do the same.
  • Communication skills – It’s a big part of the job. It’s about making the right impact
  • Commercial acumen – Your ‘business brain’ – Understanding what makes us so successful.
  • Team working mentality – Working collaboratively. Supporting others.  Team ethos, It’s vital! 

Ready for the challenge?

If you’ve got what it takes and you’re ready to step up to the challenge take the first step in our selection process.

What to expect from our selection process…

  • Step 1 – Complete our online application form
  • Step 2 – Take part in a Telephone Interview
  • Step 3 – Attend one of our Selection Centres (at our Support Centre in Redditch)
  • Step 4 – Accept our offer if you're successful

During our 3 step selection process we’ll find out more about your skills, attributes, experience and your personality! We’ll want you to show us you’re Halfords!

Find out about our selection process and apply.