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We’re looking for a fabulous Apprenticeship & Development Manager to join our Learning & Development team and play a key role in delivering The Perfume Shops apprenticeship strategy.

You’ll be responsible for developing initiatives that attract, grow, and retain future talent such as graduate schemes and work placements.


  • Act as the main point of contact for all apprenticeship queries for The Perfume Shop, managing and growing The Perfume Shop’s Apprenticeship Programme, ensuring the Apprentice experience is always exceptional.
  • Identify and work with Apprenticeship providers to create, secure and deliver exciting Apprenticeship programmes, making sure that all will support the development, attraction, retention and engagement of our existing teams and external candidates.
  • Oversee the induction of Apprentices, making sure they have a warm welcome, complete their training and are settled into their roles, whilst regularly communicating with their line managers and providing support where needed.
  • Work with the Internal Communications Team to promote the apprenticeship programmes, sharing regular insights with the wider business whilst also working with the Head of Learning & Development and the Talent Team to support the recruitment of Apprentices within the business. Attending events and interviews when needed.
  • Network on a regular basis with the wider AS Watson Group to share updates, key focuses for the future and to collaborate on projects.


  • A passion and belief in growing our own talent, you’re also passionate about proactively promoting diversity and inclusion at all levels.
  • Knowledge of apprenticeship programmes and schemes, the ability to coach and mentor others whilst building strong working relationships at all levels.
  • A full driving license! So you’re able to visit our teams and stores!
  • Strong prioritisation, organisational and project management skills.
  • Experience gained within a similar role.


  • Hybrid Working! 3 days office and 2 days off-site.
  • Discretionary Bonus – We love to share our success with you! 
  • Access to our ‘Benefits Bottled’ platform full of scentsational benefits.
  • Buy & Sell Holiday scheme, Life Assurance, and beneficiary’s programme.
  • 30% staff discount, as well as discounts at Superdrug and Three Mobile.
  • Round the clock support from our partnership with RetailTrust.
  • Cycle to work scheme for those who don’t mind riding up the hills of High Wycombe.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays with the option to buy additional days.


  1. You find or get sent this job advert, read it, and feel like you’re the perfect person.
  2. You send in your application to let us know you’re interested.
  3. We see your application, get excited, and give you a call.
  4. You’ll meet us twice, and we’ll get to know each other
  5. You’ll begin your journey with us and let everyone know how great your new job is.

“We’re a sociable bunch of down-to-earth people, who enjoy our work and each other’s company”


Agencies: We are not accepting speculative CV’s or profiles and kindly request that you refrain from contacting us.  

The Perfume Shop does not, under any circumstances, make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of any prohibited ground, including but not limited to race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law or prohibited by Company policy. The Perfume Shop is committed to a healthy, safe and inviting work environment where harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.



Cypress House,Coronation Road,Cressex Business Park,HIGH WYCOMBE,HP12 3SU


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