Before I joined H&M, I was already working within Retail in Germany for several years and knew that I wanted to continue working in that industry. When I then moved to Stockholm for my Master’s degree, I heard about the ITP at a recruiting event and was impressed by the opportunities this program would offer.
I was lucky to get accepted to the program and started the ITP in September 2014. After a 2 month introduction period in Stockholm I had the chance to spend one great year in New York, where I had my first placement in Store Development and the second in Leasing.
After the ITP, I joined the French Expansion Team in Paris and am now responsible to analyze, steer and follow-up the department’s results towards the expansion’s overall goals for profitable growth within new and existing stores. I work together with the Expansion manager, Country controller and other departments to enable the expansion through the optimization of profitability, quality and efficiency.
Why I would recommend the ITP to someone else?
I highly recommend the ITP to everyone with an interest in retail! You have the opportunity to try out two different departments at one of the largest retailers and really learn a lot from great colleagues and managers in a fun, team-oriented and value-based environment. On top of that, you have the chance to move to exciting countries and great cities which will give you unforgettable experiences, during and after the ITP!