Careers by design with Wickes

Think you know Wickes? Think again! With a passion for growing their own people and actively supporting the development of talent on a local and national basis, Wickes is as much about the people as it is about the products.

Wickes jobs are all about teamwork.

Every member of the team – from support centre to stores – works in harmony with everyone else. But on top of this, Wickes jobs give you a wide range of choices about what you do and how you do it - choices about how wide you make your role, and how far you want to go. In fact, it's all up to you!

We asked two colleagues, Store Manager Elaine and Chief Operating Officer Mike, for some inside tips on how you can make your application stand out from the crowd...
 

Mike's tips for working with Wickes

What three words describe the perfect Wickes employee?
Engaged, ambitious, people and customer focused.
Choose two: Qualifications, experience or enthusiasm?
Experience and enthusiasm all the way! We have fantastic on-boarding, induction and development programmes that give our colleagues the skills to do their job but you can’t teach experience and enthusiasm!

What do you expect from a candidate you’re interviewing?
A great candidate is someone who has energy and enthusiasm, wants to work as part of a great team and has real passion for customers.

What is the number one thing a candidate can do that will impress you at interview?
Be themselves!
 

Elaine's tips for working with Wickes

What do you expect from a candidate you’re interviewing?
I look for Candidates who are open and honest, Candidates who have passion, drive, enthusiasm and a can-do spirit. Candidates who want to be here not Candidates just after a job.

What is the number one thing a candidate can do that will impress you when it comes to interview?
Be authentic!

Have you got any interview horror stories?
I had a candidate that answered her phone while she was being interviewed! The candidate then told me that it was her mum asking if she had put on the washing machine on for her before she left…I didn't offer the job.

Choose two: Qualifications, experience or enthusiasm?
Experience and enthusiasm every time. Wickes offers an excellent induction programme and being part of the Travis Perkins group gives colleagues a great opportunity to develop and grow using the training department to support.

Beth Troake

Friday, 22 January 2016 at 12:43pm

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