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This is your chance to join an exciting Graduate Scheme at one of Europe's most dynamic online retail businesses. SportPursuit (part of Sportscape Group) is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment where ambitious self-starters can truly make a significant impact. We are a dedicated and passionate team of sports enthusiasts, striving to achieve exceptional results.

The role

During this 12-month programme, graduates will engage in rotational placements across three key departments. As a graduate, you will immerse yourself in the operations of a high-energy business, with ample opportunities to make meaningful contributions. The scheme is designed to develop essential skills necessary for a successful career, blending formal training with hands-on experience. We have a strong track record of our graduates securing permanent roles post-rotation, and we are confident this trend will continue.

Departments participating in the scheme encompass Buying, Marketing, Finance and Logistics. This offers all our graduates a unique opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the inner workings of a thriving online retail business.

Departmental overviews

  • Marketing - Learn how a high performance acquisition marketing team finds the best new members for the site using paid search and other similar channels. Support in building and optimising performance marketing campaigns whilst also analysing campaign data.
  • Finance – Learn how money works in an online retail business. Ensure suppliers get paid the right amount on time, help us stay compliant with our international and domestic reporting requirements and support the business in making great strategic and operational decisions.
  • Buying - As a graduate, you will learn how to present the SportPursuit brand in a strong and compelling manner to the thousands of exciting new brands that are not currently widely distributed in the UK. From sourcing brands to negotiating cost prices, you will perform an active role in the buying team which delivers 100s of exciting exclusive deals each month.
  • Logistics - As part of the logistics rotation you will be responsible for one of the most critical parts of the business: ensuring our customers get the right products in the quickest time possible. As a part of the team you will be central to the partnership between SportPursuit and our warehouses. On a daily basis you'll ensure potential problems are anticipated, solutions are implemented ahead of time and issues are spotted and solved quickly.

Please note, whilst we have a lovely basecamp in London (by Oval Cricket Ground!) which you are welcome to visit at any time, we’re mostly remote meaning that a big chunk of our work is conducted from home. Don’t worry we have regular office socials, office days and quarterly socials, including our Summer Sports Day and Christmas Curry (yes you heard right, curry - there’s a whole story behind that). Connection is still a big aim for us at SportPursuit but we want to make you aware that some of this will be done over Google Hangouts. This gives you the chance to enjoy #MyPursuit in the evenings and even work abroad for a bit if you’re keen to grab a bit of sun whilst working!

A bit about you

As a SportPursuit employee we assume you will have a problem-solving mindset, you will be able to respond to challenges with creative solutions. You will be a team player and will be willing to get stuck in, one of our key values at SportPursuit. We do however require a few specifics from you.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • A Bachelor's degree 2:1 or above (or equivalent). Graduated in the last 3 years
  • High attention to detail, finding satisfaction in getting things “right”
  • A logical and methodical approach to your work life/studies
  • Strong time management skills with a natural ability to multitask
  • A 'can do' attitude
  • Commercial thinking
  • Experience of using Microsoft Excel (we’ll test you in a selection of SUMIFS, COUNTIFS, String formulae, VLOOKUP, INDEX MATCH. If you don’t know how to do these now, there are some great excel tutorials online)

Nice to have but not essential:

  • An interest in online retail
  • A passion for sport
  • A degree in humanities or STEM subjects

​Benefits

  • Friendly and dynamic working environment with Core Hour working patterns!
  • Holiday – get stuck into your adventures! 25 days of holiday a year as standard with the opportunity to purchase an additional 5 days extra! Our Bank Holidays are flexible as well.
  • Work anywhere in the world for up to 30 working days a year!
  • Access to great quality kit with an awesome 25% staff discount
  • Learning and Development budget available.
  • Regular Lunch & Learn sessions.
  • Socials – A social budget which grows every time we hit budget, with a social team that just loves using it!
  • Hybrid working model where we are mostly remote. But don't worry, when you're in the office we'll have lots of free food and drink - help yourself to tea and coffee as well as healthy snacks and fresh fruit. Other treats are also on hand - Chocolate Hobnobs are an office favourite
  • Workplace pension - we're set up with The People's Pension to make sure we're contributing to help you save for retirement.
  • Raiys - our multi use wellbeing platform
  • Access to Sodexo and MyGym discounts so you can keep active wherever you are in the country

About the SportPursuit Team

SportPursuit, part of the Sportscape Group, fuels sporting adventure with affordable, great quality kit. Founded in 2011, we are an innovative online retailer with over 10 million members across the UK, Europe and beyond. We hunt down the best deals available online on a wide range of quality sports and outdoor brands and create an inspiring, personalised shopping experience for each customer. Everyone in the SportPursuit team has the opportunity to make a difference and help grow the business.

Our values

  • Surprise and Delight
  • Make a Difference
  • Make it Count
  • Get Stuck In #MyPursuit

Does this sound like the role for you? Please apply below and tell us why you believe you are suited for the scheme and what draws you to this role and SportPursuit in particular. Don’t forget to attach your CV.

With a start date of early September 2023 in mind we plan to hold an in-person assessment day on Tuesday, the 23rd of July.

Application closing day is 21st June.

Salary: £26,000 per annum on a 12-month fixed term contract. This is with the hope that you find a permanent position during this period or at the end of the 12 months. If you do, we'll put you on a permanent contract and give you £1,000 for joining!

What happens next?

Moving forward, the selection process will involve several stages, including a psychometric test, a video interview, an Excel test and some additional assessments at an in person assessment day on the 23rd July. We will review all applications and reach out to candidates in early July with further instructions for the next steps.

Diversity at SportPursuit

SportPursuit recruits, employs, trains and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender identity and/or expression, or any other protected status. SportPursuit are dedicated to nurturing an inclusive environment where employees can bring their full selves to work. We celebrate diversity of thought and recognise the strength and dynamism that comes with it.