store support CAREERS
Across our two UK Store Support Centres you'll find opportunities within our many departments offering a variety of specialisms all dedicated to supporting the smooth running of our 450 stores.
From Trainee to Professional
We don’t just sell the finest jewellery and watches, we also provide the world’s finest aftercare and repair, through skilled professionals at either our Birmingham Repairs Service Centre or at one of our in-store Design Service Centres throughout the UK.
Birmingham Service Centre
Design and Service Centres
To enhance the level of service we provide our customers and offer skilled Jewellers the opportunity to work at a location that is convenient - we have developed a number of in-store workshops. With state-of-the-art equipment, training, support and teamwork, they are superb environments in your skills will flourish as you work alongside like-minded professionals.
Each unit has up to 4 jewellers and administrative support and provides a wide range of services from repair, custom fit and stone setting - all to the highest standards of workmanship.
We’re constantly growing this amazing team of professionals and have structured career paths and entry levels for everyone - from new starters, to those who are highly skilled and want to work on exciting products, challenges and possibly a management role.
Our training is outstanding and the working environment - second to none! With all the tools, information, support and technical know-how, to perform some of the finest workmanship seen in this field.
Jewellery retail is quite often one of those career paths that fly under the graduate radar. But think about it… What other career involves you in the emotion, passion, and decision making of buying a ring for a loved one, parting with thousands on one of the finest watches, choosing a gift that says more than words? It’s not simply ‘retail’.
This is clearly a career path that takes an special individual - one that understands how our customers work and who can also work with some of the most respected brands in the World. We love initiative. We offer one of the finest training and development programmes there is. We’re the World's leading retail Jeweller - are you ready for Signet?
Graduate Opportunities in Buying & Merchandising
Here at Signet we’re really proud of our internal learning & development offer, particularly that available to Graduates who join our Buying & Merchandising teams. Our Buying & Merchandising Academy provides a development framework for our team members to progress their skills, knowledge and ultimately their careers. If you are numerate, analytical and looking for your next career move keep reading to find out how a career in our Buying & Merchandising teams could help your skills flourish.
Jeweller Skills required
We’re always looking for new skills - individuals who are absolutely at the top of their profession and can add significant qualities to the team. As a guide, we look for the following
Cleaning and Polishing
Ring sizing (up and down)
Half shanking rings (ladies & gents)
Channel setting & re-building ring channels
Re-tipping/re-building claws and re-setting any replacement stones in claws
Chain repairing and findings
OUR BUYING DEPARTMENT
Fashion focused and perfectly in tune with our customer, the Signet buying team seeks out the brands and products that will entice people through our doors and on to our websites. But sourcing must-have brands and spotting trending styles is only part of the story - our buyers are commercially savvy negotiators too. They agree the best rates with our suppliers and then work closely with our merchandising teams to ensure stock of our products is delivered and available within our business at the right time. Entry into our Buying department is typically as a Buyer’s Administrator with potential progression into Assistant Buyer and Buyer roles in the longer term.
OUR MERCHANDISING, PLANNING & INVENTORY DEPARTMENT
With new ranges arriving in stores every season, our highly skilled team of Merchandisers are busy making sure our products are in the right place at the right time. Combining creativity with astute commercial flair, they ensure the variety and mix of products we sell and how they are displayed entices customers to make a purchase. This enables us to achieve the figures and calculations driving a product range. Usual entry into our Merchandising team would be as an Allocator with a clear path available to progress as an Assistant Merchandiser and eventually a Merchandiser managing your own product based team.
OUR INTERNAL BUYING & MERCHANDISING ACADEMY
Signet’s Buying & Merchandising Academy (the Academy) is our in-house development programme designed to ensure each and every one of our Buying & Merchandising team can perform at their very best and work towards meeting their career goals.
Created specifically for the unique demands of first-class jewellery retail, the Academy is structured, practical, relevant and rewarding.
Focused on developing technical knowledge, personal effectiveness, commercial acumen and management capability, there’s a clear framework which ensures that for every role there are appropriate development goals.
You’re in control – when you think you’re ready you request a sign off meeting with your manager to discuss your development and capability. This means you develop and progress at your own pace using on-the-job training, workshops, tests and quizzes. You’re not expected to demonstrate what brilliant management potential you have on day one, but there’s every opportunity and encouragement to do so once you reach the appropriate level.
And, as we take development seriously, for every stage that’s signed off, there are associated pay rises to reward the increased contribution you make. When the opportunity arises, if you’ve completed the relevant development levels you can apply for the next step on the career ladder. So it’s not just a piece of paper or a tick box exercise. It’s an essential and genuinely rewarding part of your career at Signet.
"One of the best things about working in the Merchandising and Buying teams is the in-house training Academy and workbook training plan. As soon as you enter you get a clear pathway of your next job, the next promotion level and how you are going to get there - and your manager will support you throughout"
Birmingham, B19 1DS
Departments based at our Birmingham office include:
Signet Connect Customer Contact Centre
Facilities and Security
3 Imperial Place
Hertfordshire, WD6 1JN
Departments based at our Borehamwood office include:
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