Job Details

Management Trainee

Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird Kids
26A Kinnaird Shopping Park
EH15 3RD

Full-Time NEW!

About the role

schuh Kids

You do you, and we do shoes.

Sure, we’re all about shoes and sneakers but we’re also about the people wearing them.

Our vision is People.Purpose.Progress and central to this is our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities and want you to express yourself every day, no matter who you are.

To support an inclusive environment, our purpose groups – racial equality, LGBTQ+ equality, disability equality, mental wellness and sustainability - are employee led and give different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds to fuel innovation and celebrate diverse voices. Find out more here Our Purpose | schuh

schuh stepped on the footwear scene in Edinburgh in 1981. We aren’t just a ‘shoe shop', but a destination where people can express their individuality, style and attitude for over 40 years. Be part of it.

Are you hard working and keen to learn? This Management Trainee role will allow you to kick-start your retail management career with the opportunity to become a future leader! For this role you will need to demonstrate outstanding people skills - as well as being a natural with our 'little customers'.

Our comprehensive training program will develop you in all aspects of retail and people management, providing you with all the tools you will need to take your next step into one of our Deputy Manager roles!

About the role/responsibilities:

  • Learn to coach and develop your team to exceed every expectation
  • Making our little shoppers and their parents/guardians feel like they have had the best shopping journey from start to finish
  • Help recruit and train new talent
  • Setting goals, achieving targets and driving KPIs
  • Striving for operational excellence
  • Celebrating achievements
  • Promote the schuh brand through our core service values
  • Gain confidence in making commercial decisions within our visual merchandising guidelines
  • Adhering to company policies and guidelines


About the person:

  • Enthusiastic, incredibly ambitious and ready for anything
  • Optimistic and energetic
  • Prepared to work hard
  • Act as a role model in store
  • Passionate about retail/customer service/footwear
  • Target driven
  • Keen eye for detail and knowledge of trends


Fast paced and varied role where no two days the same, hard work is rewarded – development opportunities, investment in people with a wide range of perks and benefits including our commitment to investing in our people offering various progression and development opportunities as well as the below:

Perks of the job include:

  • Up to 40% product discount for those amazing sneaks you want. You can also share this with your loved ones.
  • Up to 29 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 34 when you have been with us three years
  • Your birthday off to celebrate you
  • Flexible working hours / contracts to work when suits you
  • Annual £30/€40 gift card to use alongside 40% discount for shoes to wear to work
  • Perk platform for hundreds of discounts
  • Stream your wages as you earn them to get paid your way
  • Employee assistance programme with the retail trust to support your wellbeing through resources, helplines and access to a Virtual GP service.
  • A pension scheme to help you save for the future

What’s next

Our Recruitment Team will work as quickly as possible to review your application. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like any additional information at all, please contact



About the location

In the east of Edinburgh, in Newcraighall, our children’s shoe shop is open seven days a week, all year round*, because those growing feet need new shoes no matter the occasion! 

At schuh Fort Kinnaird, you’ll find all the latest styles of the moment to keep your little ones in check when it comes to footwear fashion.  

Our collection stocks trainers, boots, sandals and school shoes with big name brands, including adidas and Nike 

On the Crocs trend yet? How about that first pair of Converse? From baby to teen, we’ve got a range of sizes in many colours so they can nail that mini-me aesthetic!   

Picking the right size can be difficult, particularly with growing feet, so we offer a FREE in-store fitting service, ensuring they’re not just fashionable but comfy too! And while you’re in, why not try our Too Big For Your Boots scheme for £5 off your next purchase?  

We can’t wait to see you in store at schuh Kids Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird soon! 


schuh Social Stories

Our social stories have been created with the autistic community in mind and they show what to expect from an in-store shopping experience at schuh. Download our social stories for adults and social stories for kids.