The Manager in Training (MIT) program is a ten week program that immerses a
manager in all aspects of running a multi-million dollar business for
Abercrombie & Fitch. Training takes place in our store locations. Each week
the program focuses on a different aspect of running the business. The program
trains the MIT on the necessary principles of management including creating the
best in-store experience, recruiting, diversity, human resources, store
operations, and visual merchandising. The program is structured and provides the
MIT with daily and weekly feedback from the Store Manager and District Manager.
The MIT completes daily readings and exercises, experiences and learns through
on-the-job training, and completes weekly assessments. The MIT must successfully
complete the training program to be moved into an Assistant Manager role.
Successful completion of this program is the first step for leadership. At
Abercrombie & Fitch, we strongly advocate a philosophy of promotion from
within. All of our District Managers, Regional Managers, Directors - even the
Senior Vice President of Stores - have gone through the MIT program. With the
growth of the company internationally, career opportunities for an MIT have
never been better.