If you’re a recent college graduate looking for the next step in your career, the JCPenney Trainee program offers a unique postgraduate experience under the planning and allocation, finance, IT and digital merchandising departments within the Home Office. The 16-week paid trainee programs are offered at the JCPenney Home Office in Plano, Texas or our Salt Lake City Accounting Center, twice a year from February to May and again from August to November. The best part? Upon completion of the program, you will transition into a full-time position with JCPenney.
The first three weeks of the program consist of core curriculum, including a two-day store experience and tours of our logistics and fulfillment facilities. The rest of the program is filled with classroom courses, self-paced training modules, on-the-job training, executive meet-and-greets and a final presentation.
If you love working with others and have a passion for retail, our 16-week postgraduate Assistant Manager Merchandise (AMM) Trainee Program is designed to prepare you to be a successful AMM in a local JCPenney store. Under this program, you will work directly with a trainer, the store management team and leaders at the Home Office to gain hands-on, real-life experience that will prepare you for a career in retail. In addition to online courses, you will work with these mentors to receive on-the-floor sales experience and leadership training along with a holistic understanding of the retail industry.