Grad@Loblaw - Jan 2012 Openings Now Posted! - Oct 6 deadline
Grad@Loblaw is now accepting Applications until October 6, 2011
I have an interview this Friday with Loblaws for their new graduate program. Has anyone been through their program before? Is it any good? Anything I should know about the interview in particular?
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Try Different Things. Build New Skills. Gain Experience.
NEXT intake June 2010!
If you're a recent or soon to be university or college graduate who's ready for a new challenge, grad@Loblaw is for you.
Our 18-month, paid program lets you see our company from different angles. Once you've been hired, you'll rotate through various roles and get an up close and personal feel for our business. Your final placement may be in store management throughout Canada, or in a role in marketing, merchandising, supply chain, IT, human resources or finance in our store support or regional offices.
How does it work?
Rotation One - Stores:
First, you will spend six months working in the core of our business – our stores. You will learn what it takes to make a terrific customer experience. You will learn on the floor and in the class room. You will be responsible for getting involved, actively participating in all of your on the floor learning and working successfully with the store teams. This is a really key part of the program as the store is what we are all about so be prepared to jump right in from day one.
Rotation Two - Central Merchandising Operations:
From there, you spend three months in our central merchandising operation where you will learn the buy side of the business. You will experience different roles, work through projects and hear from those who make decisions about what products to carry in our stores and how best to service our customers.
Rotation Three - Destination Department:
Experience in stores and central merchandising will certainly demonstrate how dynamic our business is and help you in your final placement which may be in store management throughout Canada, or in a role in marketing, merchandising, supply chain, IT, human resources or finance in our store support or regional offices. You will get right into the mix; you will learn about jobs and how to do them and will be a part of a team. You will not be on the side lines in this rotation. You will be able to let us know what area you are interested in when you apply.
Commonly asked questions:
What if I’m interested in more than one area?
You know what you went to school for – and what your interests are – so you’ll likely have no problem narrowing your career choice to one area of our company. But if you can’t narrow it down to one, you can apply to a second area of interest.
What happens after my 18 months are over?
You’re hired as a permanent, full-time colleague from day one, so your employment status won’t change after your 18-month program is completed. Provided you’ve successfully completed each rotation, you’ll be placed in a role in your destination department based on your performance and interests and our business needs.
Will I have to relocate?
All grads will complete their store rotation at various locations across the country but the merchandising rotation takes place at our head office in Brampton, Ontario. All destination department positions – with the exception of store management and some supply chain and HR positions – will also be located at our head office in Brampton. Depending on where you live, you may have to relocate but Loblaw offers relocation support.
Who can join?
You can be part of this unique experience if:
• You're set to graduate soon or have graduated from an accredited university or college in or outside Canada within the past 24 months.
• You're a solid student who has a lot of other interests.
• You've worked with the public in a job or a volunteer position.
• You love food and are excited to work for a retail company.
• You've got a drive to win and a passion to make things happen.
• You're flexible about work location and can do one or more of your rotations in our store support office in Brampton, Ontario.
Deadline to apply for our June 2010 intake is February 25, 2010.
Job Postings for the next intake starting January 2010 starts tomorrow
Who is eligible and how do they apply?
• In order to be eligible, grads must have graduated within the past 36 months or are about to graduate from an accredited university or college in or outside of Canada prior to end of Dec. 2010
• Grad Program job postings will be open from September 1 – October 7, 2010