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Early careers

We offer some fantastic opportunities for those setting out on their career journeys, from apprenticeships designed to build skills in a practical way to internships suited to students looking to gain experience in a growing business.

Anne-Marie Day
Head of Talent and Engagement


Wondering where to get started with your career or looking to learn new skills? Our apprenticeships cover a wide range of different roles, allowing you to learn and earn on the job while studying for a recognised qualification.

Hear what our apprentices have to say…

More about our apprenticeship opportunities


Are you looking for a year in industry placement? We offer lots of very exciting opportunities for you if you are keen to gain paid work experience to enhance your employability, during your university studies.

Hear what our interns have to say…

More about our internship opportunities

Who do we look for?

Here at Paragon, we provide a wide range of early careers roles with opportunities to learn new skills and develop your career.

We look for people who are:

  • enthusiastic
  • inquisitive
  • motivated
  • quick learners

Rewards and benefits

All our apprenticeships and internships are paid positions and you will be entitled to a range of company benefits.

Some of the benefits we offer include:

  • flexible holiday allowance
  • profit related pay
  • retailer discounts
  • sports and social club

Ready for the next step?

We understand this may be your first time going through the job application process so we've put together a few tips to help you get started:

  • create a sensible email address
  • ensure you have an up-to-date CV that includes:
  • information about you and your strengths
  • work experiences including paid and unpaid
  • education and qualifications

Prepare yourself for interviews by:

  • familiarising yourself with the STAR interview technique
  • thinking about examples of positive outcomes reached from your key strengths
  • dressing appropriately
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Work experience

As well as working with local schools, we’re excited to support the future workforce with a variety of unpaid and short-term work experience placements.