“To join Team Next, you’ll need a degree level qualification (or equivalent) or relevant industry experience. If you are degree qualified, your passion and commitment for fashion are far more important to us than the subject you studied.
Application Timescales: Once you make it through the online application, there are four more stages to complete. The whole process typically takes between 3-4 months. However, due to their popularity, the Trainee Buyer schemes may take considerably longer.”
More info here: http://careers.next.co.uk/trainees/roles.aspx#link=tmb