Last week, representatives for PVH, the American clothing company, home to heritage designer brands Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, visited both Falmouth and Penryn Campus to promote their graduate scheme and paid internship programme. The event took the style of a presentation and Q&A session. Lead by PVH’s talent acquisition manager, Lucy Salter, it was the first time the spotlight event had been held at the university and was open to students on all courses.
Assisting Lucy was current graduate in the programme and PVH ambassador, Karolyn, who told me: “I applied for the role at PVH because it’s two prestigious brands — Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger — I get to gain experience in both those brands and I get to move fluidly around them.”
The PVH Amsterdam office houses over 100 interns every year in marketing, design, communications, sportswear design, fashion, e-commerce, business and retail.
Its fully immersive graduate scheme sets you up for an integral role either away from or within the company; its development programme equating to five years worth of experience although the programme stretches across two.
“I’ve learnt new skills in new software, new skills in dealing with different cultures, how to communicate myself better, how to present better, and it encourages me to speak my mind, so I can give my opinions on a project to my director and I’m heard.
“I’m not given some side projects to do, they’re not trying to make work up out of nowhere, I have a role within the company in each rotation.”
Benefits of the graduate programme include a full relocation package consisting of a relocation bonus, one-way flight to Amsterdam, one month temporary housing, and PVH also offers assistance with setting up a bank account and registering in the Netherlands.
For news on when applications next open, keep an eye on the PVH careers website (https://pvh.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PVH_Careers/jobs). You can hear more from Karolyn below: