12 month Placement - Marketing


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


National Minimum Wage for 21-24 year olds plus benefits

Closing Date

21/12/2018 23:45

Why Matalan?

Matalan are a £1bn multi-channel retail business with huge ambitions, and it’s these ambitions and the people behind us that make us who we are.  We’re committed to supporting those at the start of their career in Fashion and with our 12 month Marketing placement you’ll work closely with the Sample Manager to oversee and manage the co-ordinator of all product samples across Ladies, Mens, Kids & Home.

With the benefits of a dedicated on-boarding & training programme, it won’t be long before you’re involved in every step of the process and your opinion will really count – something that sets us apart from other placement opportunities.

The Role

Each day is different, you’re continuously faced with new and exciting challenges, giving you the opportunity to develop and progress on your placement, and gaining knowledge to help in your future Marketing career.

As a Marketing Placement Student, you’ll manage the entire sampling process for Matalan’s Marketing team, preparing samples for external use, including ‘The Show’ and national press, and internal use by the eCommerce team.

You’ll work closely with the Buying teams to ensure the sample ordering and delivery is in line with the critical path deadlines and will receive all new samples, preparing them for storage and updating the tracking system accordingly.

By participating in strategy meetings, you’ll gain an understanding of range direction and customer requirements and will share sample deadline dates, ensuring the information is up to date and accurate.


  • 25 days holiday
  • 20% discount
  • Our Family Extras Scheme
  • Pension Scheme

About You

To find the best students for our Marketing team, we’d like you to have the following....

  • Currently a 2nd year student, ideally studying a marketing or business related course that requires you to complete a 12 month placement. Start date - July 2019.
  • Previous retail work experience would be advantageous
  • Fabric knowledge would be beneficial
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Self-motivated and committed to developing your skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage own workload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels

This is your opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.



Your place in our world

Sample Manager
12 month Placement - Marketing