We want our associates to dream big and achieve their greatest professional goals and aspirations. Our approach to associate development is guided by a 70-20-10 model: 70% of knowledge gained from job-related experiences, 20% from interactions with others and 10% from formal educational events.

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Our immersion program welcomes and grounds new associates in our corporate strategy, business objectives, brand purpose, values and core competencies.

Express University

This is where all formal immersion, functional, manager and leadership development takes place. This program includes three learning tracks—Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Leaders—with content relevant to each role and level.

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We believe that success at Express starts with each one of us. From goal setting and performance feedback to professional development plans and rewards planning, our Success@Express program contributes to an environment in which associates are empowered and accountable to drive their growth, development and career journeys.


“At Express I'm really fortunate to have leaders who listen to what I want from my career and support it.”

—Adina E., Assistant Art Director, Social Media


“Express has allowed me to sharpen my skills and add to a legacy that will live beyond my time.”

—Rob S., Director of Production and Sourcing at UpWest


“If you're hungry for learning new skills, Express is the place to be.”

—Veena R., Manager of Technology Applications


“Express takes employee development to the next level with a number of opportunities for growth and success.”

—Zak P., Styling Coordinator