Are you an AUT student nearing graduation? Are you looking for a Cooperative Education role that is challenging, rewarding and exciting? Then consider an internship at The Warehouse Group! We pride ourselves on being a customer-led, frontline-focused and people-centred business.
I began my journey with The Warehouse at the beginning of this year, when I interviewed with the Executive General Manager of Clothing for a co-op placement within the Head to Toe merchandise team. While discussing my background in Economics and International Business, we quickly realised retail planning was a great environment for me to bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace.
I joined the planning team in the Footwear Department where my role was merchandise support. On my first day I was a little nervous and apprehensive. I had no idea merchandise planning was even a job before Co-op so I was very unsure of how the next 9 weeks was going to go.
A lot of people say that landing a foot in your dream career is not about what you know but who you know. As a recent communications graduate, with very few connections, little real world experience, and a large student loan, you can imagine how little this comforted me!
After graduating I applied for jobs and internships almost everywhere, only to receive a lot of disappointing responses. Little did I know at the time, The Warehouse, my current employer, could offer me the chance to further my career in communications.