"The Graduate Development Program is designed to provide young, talented individuals an opportunity to fast-track their careers with DFS through a 12- to 18-month rotational program as Management Trainees. Learning occurs in both office and store environments where Trainees are assigned departmental responsibilities and interact with managers and mentors. By the end of the program, Management Trainees develop key skills essential to their chosen career paths.
DFS is a place where Management Trainees grow through on-the-job training. As you rotate through the store and office enviroments, you'll have the chance to take your ideas and passion to the next level, develop skills and get hands-on experience in your selected program."
The program is carefully curated to provide Management Trainees with cross-functional training in an accelerated learning environment to fast track their career progression. They will be assigned departmental responsibilities and be tasked with real-life business projects according to their background, aspirations and business needs.
Mentorship and Network Support
As a Management Trainee, you will have direct access to senior leadership at DFS and connections with LVMH Group. You will be assigned a mentor within our management team who will assist you in understanding the culture of DFS, evolving through our ecosystem successfully and making the right career choices.
“The DFS Graduate Development Program provides an opportunity to experience and understand different business functions amid a fast-paced and dynamic business environment. These different experiences will not only equip you with the knowledge and skillset to be an effective team member, but offer deep insight into understanding the role and importance of different departments across a global retailer.”
- Marcus Tay , Product Sales Manager
“The MT program shaped my journey at DFS from day one. It provided the foundation for my career in Merchandising and created opportunities and exposure for me to thrive within the organization.”
- Emily Carter , Director Fashion
“The Graduate Development Program has been the most rewarding journey for me personally. The attention, guidance and mentorship provided to me as a Management Trainee has had a long lasting impact on my career and showed me how committed the organization is towards people development. Eleven years in, I am now leading the Oceania division after having the opportunity to work in four different countries.”
- Prashant Mahboobani , Vice President Retail Operations Oceania