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The Warehouse Group

4.5
  • #6 in Retail & consumer goods
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

The Warehouse Group Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Retail & Consumer Goods

The Warehouse Group (TWG) is a New Zealand success story, founded by Sir Stephen Tindall and evolved from a single The Warehouse store to become one of the largest retailing groups in New Zealand with $3 billion in sales.

TWG consists of six core retail brands: The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, Torpedo7, 1-day and the market. We have 260+ retail stores, online stores as well as distribution centres throughout New Zealand. We also have two overseas sourcing offices located in China and India. We are a people-centred business with more than 12,000 team employees across our locations.

TWG is known for being Here for Good - it's who we are and what keeps us focused to succeed. It represents our commitment to better living for all New Zealanders, through sustainable retail products and practices and the mission of contributing to the long-lasting health of our planet.

Over the years, we've raised over 50 million dollars for New Zealand communities and have contributed to countless community-focused initiatives. We were the first company in New Zealand to add a Shielded Site link to the Women's Refuge website to help protect those experiencing family violence and were a key supporter of the Government's Family Violence Victims' Protection Bill. We were New Zealand's first large company and the third major retailer in the world to go carbon neutral.

While we may be approaching 40 years old as a business, in many ways we feel we're just getting started

Recruitment Process

Application

Applications can be made through the careers site - www.twgcareers.co.nz. Please include an updated version of your CV, cover letter/note to the hiring manager and answer our pre-screening questions honestly. Your application will be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition team or the hiring manager directly. If they feel you are well suited for the position you will move through to a phone interview as the first stage. if you don't proceed further at this point, that is ok, we will have your details on file should something else arise. On this note, we suggest making a note to get job alert emails sent through to you to stay abreast of opportunities as they come up.

Phone Interview 

For our Support Office positions - you will speak with one of our Talent Acquisition Partners for around 15 - 30 mins answering questions about your experience and some of the details required for the position. The TA Partners will then present a shortlist of candidates to the Hiring Manager, who will then select who they would like to interview.

For our Store positions - you will speak with the store management hiring team for around 10-15min answering questions about your experience, availability on shifts and some of the details required for the position. From here, if all align, you will be invited in for a face to face interview.

In-person Interview

For our Support Office positions - You will meet with the Hiring Manager and any other important stakeholders where you will be asked a series of technical and behavioural questions to assess your suitability for the position. If successful, you will be asked back for a second interview and at times there may be a third interview required which may be more of a meet and greet with the team.

For our Store positions - you will meet with the hiring manager(s) for an interview individually or even through an assessment centre process.

Psychometric testing and references:

For our Support Office positions - you may be asked to complete Psychometric testing (verbal, numeric and abstract reasoning) and we will conduct 2 reference checks with previous managers.

Compliance

We complete criminal history checks on all hires at the offer/contract stage for all roles in the business.

Please also note that in order to meet our health and safety obligations, TWG is committed to taking all practicable steps to eliminate or minimise the risk of transmission and infection of COVID-19. We therefore now have a vaccination policy that mandates all team members to be fully vaccinated.

Remuneration & Career Growth

All of the remunerations are based on up-to-date market knowledge and are calculated on your contribution level. Graduate or entry-level roles normally start from $45,000 per annum.

We work hard to promote our talent internally and promotion timelines can vary, depending on the needs of the business as well as your performance.

Other benefits we offer include:

  • Team card - Your team card gives you savings at each of our brands, including The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7.
  • Lifestyle leave - If you'd like to spend more time at home, on holiday, or on your passion projects, you can apply to adjust your salary and take an extra 5 or 10 days leave each year.
  • Fully paid jury service - Jury service is an incredibly important part of our democracy, and we want our Team Members to participate. If you're called up, you'll be fully paid for your usual working hours, less the court fees you'll receive.
  • Long-service recognition - To celebrate and recognise 10 years of working with us, you'll get an extra four weeks leave, one-off, on top of your normal annual leave. You'll get another four weeks when you reach 20 and 30 years.
  • Career break - If you need to take up to 12 months of work – to travel, study, or spend time with your family for example – you'll still have a job to come back to.
  • Payroll giving - You can donate to charities and pay school fees through your pay – it's easy, instant, and gives you a 33% tax credit.
  • Birthday leave - To celebrate and recognise your special day, each year, you will be entitled to a day of paid leave to celebrate your birthday.
  • Sick leave - You have an annual sick leave entitlement of eight days, plus unlimited accumulation.
  • Family violence is not OK - You have access to up to 10 days of discretionary leave to deal with issues related to family violence.
  • Gender transition support- Up to 10 days additional leave for gender reassignment surgery.
  • Be there: For partners - If you're welcoming a newborn or adopted child into your family and aren't taking paid parental leave, Be There: For Partners lets, you spend up to five days additional paid leave at home.
  • Parental leave - continue accruing annual leave. If you come back to work after parental leave, you will have continued to accrue annual leave at the same dollar rate as when you were working.
  • Funeral cover - We cover a 10k payment and free cover for your children under 18.
  • Ease back to work - When returning to work after paid parental leave, we'll help you Ease Back to Work. For the first four weeks, you work four days a week and are paid for five.
  • Bereavement leave - From the moment you join, you'll be eligible for leave that will cover the loss of immediate family members.
  • Counselling - Through OCP, you and your family have access to free confidential counselling and advice.
  • Supporting those at risk - This policy ensures that the cost of an initial GP visit is not a barrier to accessing professional help. It also has provision for a team member (with the manager's approval) to take an immediate family member to see a GP as a suicide intervention during work hours, without loss of pay.

Period product access at work - We provide free period products (pads) in team member bathrooms across all stores, distribution centres and support office locations. This is part of our commitment to period product access - we give our team members pads just as we would any other basic bathroom necessity.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.5
Overall score based on 6 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.0
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.7
Culture
8.8
Sustainability
8.8
Work Hours
9.0
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.7
Culture
8.8
Sustainability
8.8
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Great culture! So many amazing people to talk to and connect with. So many opportunities to participate and do new things. There are always things going on in the workplace and lots of freebies!!
  • Great culture and opportunities to grow and move into different roles/areas.
  • Big company so can sometimes take a bit of time to find answers for things/get in contact with people.
  • Being agile, it is hard to find your place in the beginning and get up to speed with how everything works

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • All across New Zealand
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

upto 2 days WFH, office based the rest
Fantastic roles for grads looking to kick off their careers & grow their analytical expertise, & gain exposure to the world of retail & supply chain!
Applications Close
26 Apr 2024
Start Date
ASAP
Salary
NZD 50,000 - 52,000 / Year

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is the autonomy I have. Even as an intern I have control over my daily schedule. I can choose if I’m working at the office or from home. I can choose what tasks I prioritise and control the flow of my work.

Mitchell Diggs

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is the autonomy I have. Even as an intern I have control over my daily schedule. I can choose if I’m working at the office or from home. I can choose what tasks I prioritise and control the flow of my work.

Mitchell Diggs

  • Graduate stories
That you are actually making a positive impact on this planet, and the positive response you receive. When you implement a circular solution or cut down emissions by xx tonnes, you feel like you are on top of the world.

Nea Steiner Stroemgren

  • Graduate stories
That you are actually making a positive impact on this planet, and the positive response you receive. When you implement a circular solution or cut down emissions by xx tonnes, you feel like you are on top of the world.

Nea Steiner Stroemgren

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is the autonomy I have. Even as an intern I have control over my daily schedule. I can choose if I’m working at the office or from home. I can choose what tasks I prioritise and control the flow of my work.

Mitchell Diggs

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is the autonomy I have. Even as an intern I have control over my daily schedule. I can choose if I’m working at the office or from home. I can choose what tasks I prioritise and control the flow of my work.

Mitchell Diggs

  • Graduate stories
That you are actually making a positive impact on this planet, and the positive response you receive. When you implement a circular solution or cut down emissions by xx tonnes, you feel like you are on top of the world.

Nea Steiner Stroemgren

  • Graduate stories
That you are actually making a positive impact on this planet, and the positive response you receive. When you implement a circular solution or cut down emissions by xx tonnes, you feel like you are on top of the world.

Nea Steiner Stroemgren


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Naai

My mentor was really patient and puts in the effort to explain everything in a way for me to understand.
  • Day in the life

Naai

My mentor was really patient and puts in the effort to explain everything in a way for me to understand.
  • Day in the life

Olivia

Every Monday morning, we have a team meeting, this is where we discuss our 3 w’s; our wins from the last week, our worries for the coming week and what we are going to do for our well-being this week
  • Day in the life

Olivia

Every Monday morning, we have a team meeting, this is where we discuss our 3 w’s; our wins from the last week, our worries for the coming week and what we are going to do for our well-being this week
  • Day in the life

Naai

My mentor was really patient and puts in the effort to explain everything in a way for me to understand.
  • Day in the life

Naai

My mentor was really patient and puts in the effort to explain everything in a way for me to understand.
  • Day in the life

Olivia

Every Monday morning, we have a team meeting, this is where we discuss our 3 w’s; our wins from the last week, our worries for the coming week and what we are going to do for our well-being this week
  • Day in the life

Olivia

Every Monday morning, we have a team meeting, this is where we discuss our 3 w’s; our wins from the last week, our worries for the coming week and what we are going to do for our well-being this week

Videos


2022 Māori & Pasifika Job & Internship Super Fair | The Warehouse Group

Watch The Warehouse Group reps talk about how their graduate program and how to succeed in the Retail, Sales & Consumer Goods sector!

The Warehouse Group Values

Our purpose is to "Help Kiwis live better every day" and to do this we all live our 3 values of: Think Customer / Do Good / Own It

2022 Māori & Pasifika Job & Internship Super Fair | The Warehouse Group

Watch The Warehouse Group reps talk about how their graduate program and how to succeed in the Retail, Sales & Consumer Goods sector!

The Warehouse Group Values

Our purpose is to "Help Kiwis live better every day" and to do this we all live our 3 values of: Think Customer / Do Good / Own It