Corporate Retail Development Program Overview
We’re excited to work with talented, ambitious recent graduates across multiple areas of our business. The Retail Development Program (RDP) is a fast-paced, three-month program designed to prepare recent college graduates for a full-time role at Belk. We offer opportunities in several of our business functions including Merchandising, Allocation & Planning, eCommerce and more! This program focuses on key development areas, including education, experience, exposure, innovation and results.
Through our hands-on learning approach, participants take on job responsibilities quickly while completing a robust learning curriculum, helping them master important skills for success. In addition to on-the-job learning, participants engage with a variety of senior leaders across the company, attend several fun networking events and learn from top talent in our businesses. They also visit our fulfillment center and take part in our “Store Experience Week” to learn even more about how we operate.
Throughout the program, we make sure participants receive the guidance and support they need from their manager, mentor and program alumni “buddy.” Upon successful completion of the program, participants take on full-time roles in their function. Our learning philosophy for this program is based on a simple model: Understand the Why -> Learn -> Apply, which occurs through the key program components below. Note that some program details vary by business function track.