Halfords Graduate Placement Scheme

Graduate Scheme

About the Graduate Scheme

At Halfords, we've crafted a two year programme perfect for graduates who want to learn and progress fast. Our graduate scheme offers real opportunities to gain experience in our Commercial and Marketing teams. As part of your induction, you'll spend time working at the heart of our business - our stores. The rest of your time with us will be spent gaining experience in Trading, Marketing and Digital teams.


In the Trading team, you'll get to really understand our product through its complete life cycle. From product development and sourcing to forecasting sales, to merchandising the product in store and creating promotions, you will get an insight every step of the way.

You'll also get the chance to build strong relationships and networks with our suppliers and be entrusted to give our customers the very best products at great value.


Our Promotions team works closely with our Category and Store teams to develop, implement and manage our entire in store promotional activities.

If you have the opportunity to work within our Promotions team, you'll play a key role in managing the entire promotional process - from creating ideas in the drawing room to signing off to maintaining point of sale designs.

Our Brand team manages the Halfords own brand packaging process, in-store customer communications and a whole host of other branding applications across our business. When working in the Brand team, you'll be responsible for our own brand packaging and in-store communication, whilst liaising with a number of functions across the business.


We're all about making sure our customers have a great shopping experience - whether that's in-store or on our website, Halfords.com. During a placement in Digital you'll work closely with our category teams to implement promotions and push sales. You'll get stuck in cutting edge projects that are integral to Halfords' growth in today's frantic online market, whilst also protecting our heritage as one of Britain's most trusted retailers.

From social media to online marketing techniques to search engine traffic, your time with the Digital team will leave you will skills that will be beneficial throughout your career. Your work will have a clear and measurable impact on sales, meaning you'll need a sharp commercial mind. A key part of your role will involve analysing internal and competitor performance, and you'll be at the forefront of acting on such information to help push Halfords forward as a major online retailer.

The time spent in Trading, Marketing or Digital provides our graduates with a wealth of experience across very different disciplines. This means, that by the end of the scheme, you can make an informed decision about the path you want to take your career on.


  • Starting salary of £24,000
  • Performance Related Bonus
  • 25 days holiday per year (plus 8 statutory holidays)
  • Staff discount at Halfords and Halfords Autocentres
  • Share Save scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Other voluntary benefits
  • Great training and development
  • All graduates will be taken on as permanent members of staff once the two year scheme is finished.

Support Office (Head Office)

Our Support Office is awesome. As soon as you step through our doors, you'll know that you're in an enthusiastic, friendly and open environment. With our open plan design, you'll hear ideas being shared and teams working together. If you're ever in need of some quiet thinking space, we have spacious meeting rooms dotted around the building.

Bureaucracy is not something we believe in, so if you have a great idea that will help our customers - we want to hear it, and help make it happen.

All in all, we're positive that you too will find Halfords a great place to work.