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Careers at Apple - how to get corporate and retail jobs at Apple

Lewis Painter | Feb. 23, 2015
Apple boast a worldwide workforce with everyone from Salesmen to Software Engineers - but how do you get your foot in the door at Apple? Retail or corporate? What career should you choose? Well you're in luck, we've compiled all the information you need!

The Legal department helps Apple abide by the law around the world, confirming that every transaction is properly structured and all agreements are clear and effective. As a part of the team, you'll find yourself working in a variety of disciplines from Internet services and marketing communications to worldwide government affairs. Candidates must be extremely detail orientated and exhibit exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

The Operations team makes sure that Apple's products become industry leading, delivered on time and on spec. They support the development, manufacturing, procurement and fulfillment of all things Apple so that stock can be quickly and effectively replenished at the Apple Retail Stores. Hopeful applicants have to have analytical and negotiation skills, strategic and tactical thinking and the ability to adapt to fast moving situations.

Real Estate & Development
The Real Estate & Development team is responsible for securing the best locations for the company, worldwide. Once secure, they source the high quality materials that transform these ordinary spaces into Apple Retail Stores or corporate offices. Combined with the Facilities team that keeps the locations running with everything from shipping to food service, they provide the environment that Apple conducts all its business from! You'll need experience in real estate and development to get through the door so keep that in mind.

Sales teams operate from corporate, retail or field locations to sell Apple products to a wide range of people from students to businesses. You need a combination of skills to consistently close deals to do well in Sales! Apple is looking for field, channel and enterprise sales leaders as well as strategy experts for their retail business solutions team.

Admin might not be the most glamorous of jobs but it keeps Apple's huge workforce focused and organised. Apple describes its administrative career as one that's rewarding and challenging in an extremely fast paced environment, which explains why they want experienced candidates only. If you have experience as a receptionist, an executive or administrative assistant or a recruiting and project coordinator then you're what Apple is looking for.

The future of Apple
Apple is still growing - they're currently in the process of building its new campus in the US, and it's a big one measuring in at 2.8 million square foot (176 acres). Nicknamed the 'Spaceship', the new campus is more than a mile around and aims to house over 13,000 employees. The building was due for completion by mid 2015 but due to set backs, it should be ready to use in 2016! You can find out more facts about Apple's new spaceship HQ here.


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