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Retail and Logistics Placement

Decathlon UK is expanding rapidly, with a view to open another 100 stores within the next three years. That being so, we are on the lookout for people who can bring energy, creativity and passion to our business.

Our Aim

At Decathlon we understand that it is difficult for students to choose the right career path after University.

Let us help, with our Placement Scheme we aim to give you:

  • Concrete work experience in the fields of Retail and Logistics. We want you to have the power to decide your future.
  • A real flavour of what it is like to become a Decathlete. We are investors in people.
  • An opportunity to live our unique company culture and to breathe sport by sharing your passion with both our customers and your colleagues.

With our shared passion for sport, you will have the perfect environment to build strong and lasting networks with your fellow Decathletes. They say “It isn’t what you know, it is who you know”.

How does it work?

The Decathlon Placement will span over a 12 month period. You will spend 6 months training to be a Retail Department Manager in one of the UK’s biggest stores, locations include: Nottingham, Sheffield, London and Manchester, followed by a 6 month period learning all about the logistics and operations of the business in our central UK Logistics Center, Northampton.

What can I expect?

As a Department Manager you are on a mission to guarantee that your sport’s products are communicated and available for your customers to purchase; in store, online and in your local area. Your commercial and entrepreneurial flair will come into play as you begin to build your sporting offer for your customer. You will learn how to recruit and manage a team of likeminded sport lovers and together your will form new ways to boost commerce for your business.

As a Logistics Manager, you will be taking decisions from day one to optimise the operations of your department. You will recruit, train and coach your team of up to 15-20 people. Your challenge is to organise your department and team to provide the best service to our stores in terms of lead-time, quality, safety and cost.

Salary and Benefits

The annual salary for our Decathlon Placement is £16,000. Once you have joined the team you will be able to reap all of the Decathlon benefits including;

  • Monthly bonus.
  • 30% discount on Decathlon Products.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

“Please send all placement applications with a CV and covering letter to