The graduate scheme has exceeded my expectations. I’m doing the job I really want to do and enjoy lots of support and development on top.
There are around 50 of us in the Nutmeg team here in Leicestershire. The worlds of fashion and retail are very fast-paced, so there’s lots to learn and I’m always busy.
I started as a buying assistant and have helped to buy swimwear, Girl’s Wear and footwear and accessories for our Essentials range. I’ve even helped to licence characters like Peppa Pig for nightwear and socks!
In my job, you need to stay on top of the latest trends and also be aware of sales performance and the commercial side of things. I have lots of meetings with our suppliers, learning about their products and negotiating with them to keep our ranges fresh.
My managers are really supportive and the graduate scheme is brilliant in terms of developing your work and life skills. I’m now an assistant buyer looking after my own area. I see my long-term career here at Nutmeg. I feel valued. I make a big contribution. And we’re a growing brand with big potential.