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INSPIRING, CREATIVE, FASHION
Sportsgirl is more than just a store – the stripes are a part of modern Australian culture.
Whether you are in one of our 123 stores or connecting with our rapidly expanding online community, you will know that Sportsgirl is at the forefront of Australian fashion and culture.
We collaborate with some of the best and brightest creative talent both in Australia and across the globe.
Here at Sportsgirl we’re more than a fashion retailer – we’re a community of passionate, dynamic and innovative team members dedicated to creating the latest fashion and bringing it direct to you.
We are proud to partner with the Butterfly Foundation and were the first Australian retailer to commit to positive body image. We have raised over $2.2 million dollars for the Foundation to support their programs. Working with us means that you will play a role in actively helping this very important cause.
As a team member with us you will be joining a business that is committed to supporting and developing you in your career, wherever it may take you.
We support our awesome team members in developing skills, experience and confidence they need to take on the world.
Whatever your goal – Sportsgirl is more than a job, it’s your dream career.
- Amazing staff discounts
- Flexible work hours
- Event participation
- Great store incentives and bonus program
- Career progression
- Coaching and development
- Management Development Program
- Conferences and season launches
- Inspirational talks by guest speakers
- Team member referral incentives
- Corporate discounted health insurance
Whatever your goal – Sportsgirl is more than a job; it's your dream career!
When you start a career with us we will support and develop you all the way to your career goal.
How? We’re glad you asked…
We support our awesome team members in developing the skills, experience and confidence they need to take on the world. We regularly have positions in a range of diverse roles within fashion areas from our shop floor to head office.
We’ve listed some key positions you can expect to find within each of the areas below:
- Retail Operations (Sales Team Member/ASM/Store Manager/Business Manager)
- Buying (Buying Assistant/Trainee Buyer/Buyer)
- Planning (Merchandise Assistant/Trainee Planner/Planner)
- Visual Merchandsing (In-store VM, State VM, State VM Manager)
- Marketing (Graphic Designer/Marketing & PR Co-ordinator)
- Digital (Digital Co-ordinator/Etail Co-ordinator/Digital Manager)
- Finance (Accounts Payable Officer/Assistant Accountant/Financial Accountant)
- People & Development (State Recruitment Co-ordinator, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor/Recruitment Manager/Learning & Development Specialist)
You’ll be trained and developed by our successful leaders. We offer mentoring, group and online training programs that are just like us – fun, inspiring and innovative.
All our new Team Members will go through an initial training plan – supported by regular catch ups and ongoing training and development with your Manager. As your career progresses, you will be invited to take part in our Management Development training, state meetings and conferences to support and develop you in achieving your goals.
HOW TO APPLY
You can do this in two ways – either applying directly to a job vacancy, or, if you can’t seem to find your dream job you can fill in an online ‘expression of interest’ so that you are at least listed on our database with your job preferences.
Once you have done either of the above, your own career profile will be automatically created you will now be set up with a login and password so you can keep checking back to see where your application is at.
Once that’s done, you’ll be able to use these details on the Applicant Login page to apply for future positions or update your details.
You can also sign up for tailored Job Alerts, which means you’ll never miss that dream opportunity and we'll never miss out on you. After you have clicked through to the ‘Job search’ page, be sure to select ‘subscribe to job alerts’ to be in the know.
WHAT TO EXPECT
If you meet the requirements of the role, you can expect to hear from us shortly via phone – stay tuned!
Unfortunately we can’t take everyone to the next stage of the recruitment process and therefore will always take the key selection criteria into account when reviewing your application.
If you are not successful this time around, don’t give up! Think of it as an opportunity to start thinking about what your key strengths and core skill-set are so that you can hone in on these in your next application. You also might be able to identify some further development you might be able to undertake to support you in your next job application.
HINTS & TIPS
What are we looking for?
We are always on the lookout for passionate team members who genuinely love working with people and customers. If fashion is your thing and you think you could see yourself building your dream career with us, then we’d love to hear from you.
Preparing for an interview
Always do your homework! Review the job advert and make sure you understand what the role is all about.
Think about why you would be the best person for the role and what you can bring to our team.
Be yourself and don’t forget to smile – after all, we may be looking for someone exactly like you!
What to wear?
We love fashion, and so do you - right? So just bring your stylish self along to the interview and you can’t go wrong. A Sportsgirl piece thrown into your outfit would definitely make us smile!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What do we do with your information?
This information is being collected solely for the purpose of recruitment and assessing your application for employment. The information will not be used for any other purpose or disclosed to any organisation during the recruitment process, unless required by or authorised by law.
Need to know more? Be sure to check out our full terms and conditions here.
2. What can I expect once I reach the interview stage?
So you’ve secured an interview…Congratulations!
If you’ve applied to a store-based role, you will generally be asked to attend the interview at the store. We will ask you a variety of different questions ranging from what you’re employment history has been to what you feel you can bring to the role. We will be in touch again after the interview to let you know how you did and where you stand in the process. If we think you are perfect for our team, we will conduct reference checks and then make our final decision.
If you’ve applied for a head office based role, you will most likely attend a number of interviews. As above, if you are our top candidate we will conduct reference checks and then make our final decision.
3. I’ve been invited to a group interview. What should I expect?
We think our group interviews are a little more of a relaxed affair where you get to mingle and meet other like-minded fashion lovers. You will be placed on a table with a group of other applicants and be asked to answer various questions collectively as a group. This is the best way for us to see how you interact in a team environment.
4. What is the minimum age accepted to apply for a job?
The minimum age is dependent on the state legislation as outlined by Fairwork Australia. Click here to find out more.
5. Do you offer work experience/internships?
Sportsgirl only provides work experience and Internship opportunities within our Head Office environment to ensure a valuable learning experience is provided. We unfortunately don’t provide work experience in our state offices or stores.
6. How often should I update my information online?
It’s really important to ensure you details are always up to date with regards to things like your availability, your location preferences, even if you change address. We are constantly searching our database for new team members so be sure to log into your account an update any key changes to your information.
7. Do you have a graduate program?
We don’t currently offer a graduate program, however we do recruit for a number of entry level roles across our business and encourage you to develop your skills and experience to progress your career.
Examples of our head office entry level positions include: Buying Assistant, Planning Assistant, VM Communications Co-ordinator, Accounts Payable Officer.
8. Can I move between stores and head office?
We promote succession planning within our business as part of all our team member’s development. Where possible, all of our vacancies are advertised internally first.
We often consider transfers between our stores, this is another way to develop your career within Retail Management. Transfers to head office are also a possibility, often we have our store team members coming in to assist the Head Office team when required.
9. Who do I list as my referees?
Generally we’re looking to speak to a minimum of two professional referees, they do need to be people that you have recently reported into. We understand that it may not be appropriate to include your current Manager, however as long as it’s someone that you have recently reported into, that should be fine!
Is this your first job application? Well you won’t have any professional referees just yet, so you can list two personal referees. Think of people like your course co-ordinator, careers advisor, sports coach.. Or maybe you’ve completed some voluntary work and there is someone we can speak to about you in that environment.
10. How do I get into Buying?
Buying is a much sort after career in the fashion industry and at Sportsgirl. To gain an entry level position within our Buying team, you will need to have studied a fashion related qualification and preferably have some experience within a head office Buying team (many fashion courses now offer work placements). If you don’t have a fashion related qualification, we highly recommend looking into external courses for example; RMIT and the Gordon Institute of Tafe.