English - Sport & Retail Management Traineeship

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English - Sport & Retail Management Traineeship

Are you looking for a job where you can continue to learn and develop? And not unimportant: are you an absolute sportsfan? Then you are at the right place at Decathlon! As a teamleader in one of our stores, you start our sports & retail management traineeship, with the aim of being trained to become one of our new storeleaders.

You can apply at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Paloma - paloma.vanrijswijk@decathlon.com

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With the sports & retail traineeship we prepare you in three years to become a storeleader in one of our (22) stores in the Netherlands.

Step 1: Teamleader (corresponding starting salary €2450 - €2610)

Welcome to Decathlon! As a teamleader you take your first steps within our organization. You are responsible for a department in the store, which consists of different sports.

Your responsibilities:

- The composition and recruitment of your team

- The personnel planning

- Financial analysis of the sports in your department

- Determining the right product range in your department

- Developing your team's skills and talents

- Conducting monthly conversations with your staff

- Frequently organizing team meetings

Of course we do not expect you to just do all this without a helping hand: you follow at least 10 training courses in one year to quickly develop yourself in these responsibilities.

Step 2: Operations or HR leader (corresponding starting salary €2920)

If you have mastered everything as a teamleader, then it is time for a new step at Decathlon. You will then take on the challenge in the role of operations or HR leader within a (other) store. If you work well according to plan and you like to switch between different parties, then the operations role is often something for you. If human topics appeal to you more, such as increasing job satisfaction or reducing absenteeism, the HR role will appeal to you more. Together with the storeleader you form the leading team of the store. In brief:

Operations leader

As operations leader you are responsible for keeping the store safe for staff and customers. You ensure that everything is maintained and inspected on time by our external parties, so that we comply with our six-monthly safety audits. You also know everything about our goods flows, you organize an annual tax inventory and you train the store team to minimize loose.

HR leader

As an HR leader you are the face of the store when it comes to our people. You ensure that the local area runs smoothly in terms of recruitment, personnel planning, personnel costs, training and absenteeism interviews. You will also, together with the team, translate our internal job satisfaction surveys into local action plans.

To ensure that you can work autonomously in this new role, we offer various training courses for both technical and personal development via our Decathlon Academy platform.

Step 3: Store leader in training (corresponding starting salary €3225)

This is the last step in the journey to storeleader. In this position you take care of a large part of the tasks of the current storeleader, for example recruiting new teamleaders (see function step 1), conducting individual conversations with these teamleaders, developing the local vision or strategy and determining the right store layout.

Did you go through the steps? Then your career as a storeleader starts at one of the stores at Decathlon. The corresponding starting salary is €3840.


  • You have a clear passion for sports!
  • A work permit is required, we can not provide one
  • Bachelor thinking level
  • The right drive to work in retail: you want to become a storeleader
  • You are available for 38 hours, of which one day a week at the weekend
  • Passion for entrepreneurship, roll up your sleeves and take initiative
  • Serviceminded
  • You have a high sense of responsibility
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Good command of the Dutch or English language

                                           WHAT DOES DECATHLON OFFER YOU?

  • Starting salary of €2450 - €2610 gross based on 38 hours
  • 20% discount on our own brands
  • 24 vacation days (based on 1 FTE contract)
  • Surcharges on Sundays and public holidays
  • Holiday bonus

  • Travel allowance
  • Possible profit sharing
  • Shareholders
  • Pension plan
  • Decathlon Academy training sessions


  • Decathlon started in 1976 and is originally a French family business
  • Our mission at Decathlon is to make sport accessible, in a sustainable way, for as many people as possible. That's why we want you to be as passionate about sports as we are
  • Our four core values ​​are: vitality, responsibility, generosity and authenticity
  • We are active in 60 countries worldwide with more than 100,000 employees and more than 1700 stores
  • In the Netherlands we have 22 stores, a head office (Amsterdam) and warehouse (Tilburg). We now have more than 1500 employees in the Netherlands


  1. Application via your resume, motivation letter is of course welcome
  2. Phone call for a short acquaintance
  3. First conversation
  4. Second conversation
  5. Contract proposal
  6. Welcome to Decathlon!

If you want to apply, you can do so via this form. Do not apply via the email address.