Turn left, turn right; no matter which way you turn (or which way you voted) there’s no escaping it – Brexit is here, there and (still) everywhere. What happens next? Peter Burgess addresses the campaigns and likely outcomes in this month’s issue.
Feeling worried by your place in the world and within your company as a result? We also break down how to get the most out of your performance reviews, how to handle them and how to show your ambition to your line manager. We know they can be scary - fingers crossed!
We also bring you all the information on what the new national living wage will really mean.
Now, are you sitting comfortably? Here come the advertised roles.
Just to lighten the mood a little, we bring you Lego on our front cover; the endlessly playful and extremely successful retailer have joined us this month to showcase their flagship roles in one of their most exciting stores to date. Would you want to work in a high tempo, energetic atmosphere, bringing delight to the faces of children and adults alike? We certainly would.
Also joining us is a retail brand renowned for some of the high street’s most in-demand collaborations; do you walk, talk, live and breathe fashion? How would you want to work for one of the UK’s most innovative fashion brands? You guessed it – it’s River Island. They’re here to give you the inside scoop on what it is really like to work for them in their Ecommerce and Merchandising departments – it looks good to us.
“What if the beauty industry is more my thing” you cry? Not to worry – we’ve got you covered. Not one, not two but three of the UK’s biggest, brightest and best beauty companies are vying for your vote – Sally Salons, Benefit Cosmetics and Liz Earle. Each of these wonderful companies offers a unique environment; all offer incredible career potential.
For those of you more used to a head office environment, one of the UK’s leading fashion houses are also advertising for a Senior Buyer – this is one of those opportunities that doesn’t come by often. In an autonomous yet collaborative role, you will be working closely with Julien MacDonald himself to deliver ranges fit for their reputation – and the catwalk.
Hot on their heels are Ernest Jones, one of the leading lights of the high-end jewellery industry; they are looking for store management gems whose customer service is just as polished as their product. In return, they offer leading jewellery-market progression with one of the UK’s most beautiful, high-end working environments. Their roles – they sparkle.
For those of you with a flair for being suited and booted, look no further – Charles Tyrwhitt are advertising. A family company that holds true to its roots (now firmly planted across the globe from Paris to New York), you’ll be handling classic, premium product; British heritage for the modern market. Meanwhile, you’ll have a big focus on the motivation of your team – seriously, just look at how team-oriented the advert is (page 16). Its ok, we’ll wait.
Back now? Great, next up is the Style Group. Formerly Jacques Vert, the group specialise in confident and stylish wear for all occasions; quality and sophistication the is name of the game. An exceptionally friendly company that are the UK’s biggest womenswear concession retailer, they have opportunities for you to develop your experience in many different ways.
For those whose raison d’etre is visual communication, who specialise in maximising the look, feel and commercial impact of a store; the doors of Selfridges are open. The world’s best department store three years running, Selfridges is not just a destination; it’s an experience. That is, naturally, where Selfridges’ renowned visual teams come in; if you’re able to charm and delight to provide an unforgettable (not to mention truly world-class) experience in store, take a look on page 19.
You’ve seen the adverts (we love them) – next it’s Paddy Power. A company with a fantastic sense of humour (not to mention the generous remuneration packages), the company is all about providing top-class entertainment in store. Driving a multi-channel business from the driving seat is not always easy we know but at Paddy Power the ride is second to none; both for you and your customers.
Now we know everyone loves pizza – golden, warm, the melted cheese covering a thick tomato sauce topped with – sorry, where was I? Well, have we got a treat for you. Two of the UK’s leading restaurant brands – that is to say, Pizza Hut and Pizza Express – are hiring. Both companies packed with personality, both offer incredible training and personal development in truly vibrant environments. Which will it be? The famous American or that Stuffed Crust? Both? (Ok, both).
Last but not least, this is not just a vacancy…. one of the UK’s most successful international retailers have vacancies for Section Managers to head up one of the busiest, most dynamic departments in the market. With unparalleled, well-renowned training and development, as well as the chance to hone your skills at the forefront of customer service, say yes to M&S.