Theo Paphitis Retail Group

Theo Paphitis Retail Group

Theo Paphitis Retail Group

TPRG Graduate Programme 2016

Who we are and what we do

The Theo Paphitis Retail Group (Ryman, Boux Avenue and Robert Dyas) is a private group of businesses owned by its Chairman, Theo Paphitis, one of the UK’s most high profile business leaders.

The first Ryman store opened in London in 1893, and the business was purchased by Theo in 1995. He subsequently purchased Partners and Stationery Box to build a truly national stationery chain with over 200 stores from St Andrews to Penzance.

Boux Avenue launched from scratch in 2011 and offers a range of lingerie, nightwear and swimwear with a very strong focus on quality, excellent service and product expertise. We have 28 stores across the UK including our UK flagship store on Oxford Street, which opened in November 2015.

Robert Dyas has traded since 1872 and was acquired in 2012. The business has a strong Home, DIY & Garden brand with just under 100 stores in the South of England.

Theo’s life story, “Enter the Dragon” is published by Orion Books and gives a clear insight into his thoughts and aspirations. The Paphitis Charitable Trust distributes fees from the book, his TV appearances and speeches, and together with his colleagues in the Ryman Group, Theo has raised over £3m for Comic Relief.

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Why us?

As part of our plans to make our businesses even more successful we want to recruit commercially focussed graduates looking for a career in retail. We are “Passionate about Retail” so we want people who are passionate about what they do, but who are also resilient, flexible, good team players and good with detail. We’re also looking for a good mix of bright ideas and common sense.

In return we are offering a real job from day one, but with the support of a mentor, an externally accredited management development programme, and support and funding for a professional qualification in your chosen profession. Please take a few moments to review the opportunities we are offering this year, and then take your first step to a career with Theo Paphitis!


25 days holiday

Pension and Life Assurance

Diploma in Management

Fully funded professional study package

Our Values

Customer Focus

We are passionate about our customers and personally delivering great service. Our tasks, challenges and issues take a back seat to our customer needs. This is crucial to business success.

Energy and Enthusiasm

We are positive, energetic and enthusiastic in everything that we do.


We work together to improve service to our customers and our colleagues.

Pride in what we do

We are passionate about making a real contribution to our business and believe that “if there’s a job to be done it’s worth doing it really well”.

Common Sense

We are practical and down to earth, and are focussed on finding straightforward solutions to problems.

Dedication to Learning

We work hard to achieve results while constantly striving to develop and enhance our knowledge and skills.

Responsibility and Integrity

We take accountability for our own areas of responsibility and “do the right thing” when working with our colleagues, customers, suppliers and business partners. We respect those who make a contribution to our success.

Making money while having fun!

We believe that it is important to have fun while making money and to enjoy achieving great results