We had a chat with Jessica (Menswear Buyer), Louise (Menswear Buying Support Specialist) and Nikita (Graphic Designer) to discuss their collaboration and involvement in creating the ‘Back Country’ clothing range.
The Warehouse Group is committed to changing the perception of Retail as a career and making it a desirable and rewarding career choice for New Zealanders. In 2014, The Warehouse Group partnered with Massey University to develop and launch The Bachelor of Retail and Business Management, New Zealand’s first degree focused exclusively on the retail sector. The degree was created in response to the increasing demand in New Zealand for skilled individuals in retail and business management. The course consists of retail-focused papers, covering a broad range of areas including retail buying and planning, merchandising, strategy and business planning and retail operations, both in a store and online context.
Josh is a Sale Team Leader for our Palmerston North store and has been with The Warehouse for 5 years. He is currently studying the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management degree at Massey University.
Why did you want to complete the Massey University degree? The Massey Retail Degree is a big step in continuing my development within the business. It is relevant to my career pathway and has already helped me to improve in my current role.
Like many other students studying a BBus at AUT University, I needed to find a placement to complete my last paper and graduate. I took the paper requirements literally and wanted to find a position where I could actually use my learnings gained over the previous two and a half years and build on them professionally over the nine weeks. I sent my CV away to a number of different roles, got three interviews and in turn 3 job offers. It was a hard choice to make as these were the 3 options: