Truworths Trainee Planner Internship 2022

About Truworths

Truworths is a clothing retailer that sells dresses, shoes, and other accessories like perfumes and bags through its chain of stores. Founded in 1917, it currently has 728 stores in South Africa and 49 stores in other African countries. The company prides itself in bringing the freshest clothing line of high quality to the African consumer. The company works with multiple fashion designers who craft the latest design.

Being a large and reputed organisation in the country, Truworths puts a great emphasis on sustainability. Besides that, it is involved in various Corporate Social Investment schemes to help the community.

Truworths Trainee Planner Internship

Truworths Trainee Planner Internship 2022

Truworths has several programmes in place to upskill its employees and the African youth. One of them is the Truworths Trainee Programme that is meant for recent graduates. The programme is designed to expose the students to the work environment of the fashion industry. By gaining relevant experience, they can increase their chances of getting employed within the sector.

The Truworths Trainee Planner programme (Ref – TRU210721-8) is for recent graduates who want to work as trainee Fashion planners. As Fashion planners, the graduates will be involved in Truworths’s purchasing environment.

The key responsibilities of a Fashion planner trainee are:

  • Perform business analysis and provide insights and recommend solutions
  • Conduct sales forecasting for the team
  • Manage the current stocks
  • Manage the margin and markdown
  • Develop and monitor financial plans and ensure they support product ranges
  • Provide strategic input on products
  • Optimise merchandise performance
  • Work on different projects on an ad-hoc basis

The trainee programme is for the Western Cape location only. You’ll have to work at the head office located in Western Cape. Trainees will receive a monthly stipend for their contribution. The company will not cover other costs like accommodation, meals, or transportation unless otherwise stated. Shortlisted candidates will get more information regarding these topics via email.

After the completion of the trainee programme, all participants will receive experience certificates.

Who should apply?

There are specific eligibility criteria for the trainee programme. These are laid out by Truworths to select the candidates. Since there are a limited number of seats on offer, it cannot accept everyone applying. As the first round of selection, it rejects the applications that do not fulfill all of the criteria. Therefore, always cross-check before applying.

The eligibility requirements for Truworths Trainee Planner Internship 2022 are:

  • A South African citizen
  • A recent graduate in B.Com, B.SC, or other numerate tertiary qualification (like Degree/Diploma in Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Accounting, and Finance)
  • Have a strong academic track record
  • Currently employed
  • Willing to work out of Truworths headquarters at Western Cape for a specified period of time
  • Hold strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Systems and technology-oriented
  • Interested in making a career in the fashion retail industry

This is a merit-based programme. Those with superior academic performance will get priority over others.

How do I apply?

To apply for the Truworths Trainee Planner Internship programme, you need to go through a short application process and submit your candidature. It’s all done online, and you don’t have to send in any hard copies to the company.

The first step of the process is to complete an online application at the Truworths recruitment page. Click on the ‘Apply’ button to get started. You’ll be prompted to either log in (if you have an account) or Sign up and create an account. You can log in/signup with your Google, Facebook, LinkedIn account as well.

Fill out all the necessary details and complete your profile. Make sure you provide the updated contact information and academic details. Incorrect submissions might get rejected in further rounds.

You may also have to submit a few documents. Some of them are:

  • ID documents
  • Certificates of all qualifications
  • Academic records and transcripts
  • Updated CV
  • A motivational letter supporting your application

Review the details and submit your application.

Please note that Truworths has an Employment Equity policy in place. It promotes applications from within the company. So internal applicants will be considered first before considering external applicants.

Application Deadline?

The last date of application is 28 February 2022.

Contact Information

For more details regarding the trainee programme, contact Truworths on their contact us page.

If this internship has already been closed, please do not make any queries. View our other graduate internships open for application.

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