Last year, across the 24 markets in which we operate around the world, over 1000 recent graduates joined the UNIQLO Management Candidate programme. This globally coordinated scheme was launched in 2000 to grow future retail business leaders. Today, hundreds of our leaders from Senior Managers to Executive level across functions are former graduates like you who started their journey on the UMC programme.
How far can you go?
Our size and expansion mean that your career opportunities depend on your own aspirations, hard work and abilities. Our evaluation and promotion system is here to ensure we understand your dream and work together on how to get you there over time.
The first milestone is to prove your business capability by independently managing a multi-million (£ / €) store.
Show us you can lead to win!
We are big fans of growing talent through geographic and functional rotations; these have proved to provide powerful opportunities to allow you to confront and resolve challenges with a new set of customers, stakeholders and team members. Former UMCs in Europe have gone on to undertake a variety of roles, such as managing our flagship stores, opening in new geographies/markets, or heading-up HQ departments.
Month 1 to 3: Customer Advisor
Month 4 to 6: Supervisor
Month 7 to 12: Assistant Manager
To be successful in this store management master class, you need to be willing to roll-up your sleeves and be determined to achieve results with your team.
To apply you will need to:
Throughout the 12-month UMC scheme, you will receive professional training at our head offices on topics ranging from company culture to store layout, buying, P&L, people management, and more.
Your store manager and trainers will monitor your individual performance through evaluation and feedback sessions.
You will gain exposure to senior leadership and get the opportunities to share your ideas of how to further accelerate our business and drive positive change in local communities during store walk-throughs, country strategy sessions and company conventions.
12 months to undertake several roles and involve yourself in various fields of expertise will go-by in a flash. These learnings will be the foundation of your exciting future at UNIQLO!
What are the benefits?
Sign your contract and start your exhilarating journey to become a business leader!