If you are looking for a career with one of the leading high street retailers then Wilkinson jobs may be ideal for you to consider.
There are over 370 Wilkinson Stores across the UK, offering a vast array of products from toiletries and cleaning products to home and garden furniture. This extensive range is supplied at affordable prices and deals in store change on a weekly basis.
Wilkinson has an aggressive expansion plan, and they aim to operate over 500 stores throughout the UK by 2025. They are also expanding product ranges and enhancing the shopping experience for customers by introducing features such as in-store cafes and self-service checkouts.
Wilkinson is a family-owned organisation and has been since it was founded in 1930. Despite its now colossal size, the company seeks to maintain a family environment, both in-store and at head office, where staff can contribute their ideas and have their voices heard.
The advice below tells you how to apply for a job vacancy at Wilkinson and what to expect when working for this employer.
Wilkinson Store Roles
The majority of staff employed by Wilkinson work within a store. It is likely that there is a Wilkinson store in a town or city close to you and you can usually find job vacancies advertised in-store. You should pay attention to the in-store notice boards and also any advertisements displayed in the shop window. Additionally, Wilkinson may decide to advertise in the local newspaper or recruit staff through the local Job Centre.
Typical jobs vacancies with Wilkinson are as follows:
Managerial positions also exist, and if you are looking for an exciting, fast-paced job in a retail environment then a Wilkinson store is ideal. Positions are available for General and Assistant Manager and Supervisor roles, which briefly involve:
- The Store Manager is responsible for managing and controlling the overall operation of the store in line with company policies and procedures.
- To manage all targets and cost elements, and achieve the necessary operating standards and customer service levels to secure required profitability.
- To ensure that the business strategy for exceeding customer expectations is consistently delivered.
- To manage the day-to-day operation of the store operation, driving sales, standards and customer service.
- Accountable for delivering the training and development strategy for the store.
Accountable for delivering the operation of a section of the store operation.
Whatever position you apply for, if recruited you will be rewarded with a range of benefits. Wilkinson prides itself on being a “friendly employer”. The Management Team are trained in motivation and know-how to get the best from their staff by motivating and educating them and appreciating their work.
- Wilko WOW
- BUPA contributions
- Loyalty awards
- Celebratory gifts
- Pension scheme
- Wilko team member discount
- Be better every day – reward
The following benefits are also provided:
- Competitive Salary
- Contribution Pension Scheme
- Staff Discounts
- Generous Holiday Allowance
- Savings on selected Insurance/Mortgages
- On-Going Training and Development
As stores open until late in the evening, and then re-stocked during the night, positions are available on a variety of contracts, from full and part-time day/night shifts to seasonal or temporary employment. You, therefore, do not necessarily need to work a typical 9-5 shift with a major retailer such as Wilkinson, and you may find the ideal shift/hours to suit your needs and the needs of your family.
Wilkinson Head Office and Distribution Centre Roles
Wilkinson’s head office and Distribution Centres are based in Worksop, near Nottingham. This base is ideally located in the centre of England, close to the M1 motorway.
To ensure the business continues to grow and expand, staff employed at this head office base are responsible for delivering new and existing ranges to the stores at competitive prices. The distribution centres are responsible for storing and delivering products to the network of stores across the UK in a safe and cost-effective manner.
A wide variety of roles operate within the head office of a busy high street retailer, from Purchasing to Marketing, Logistics and Finance, all these functions work from the Worksop site.
You can find details of these head office vacancies on the Wilkinson website and if there are any which are suitable for you, you can apply online and upload your CV.
If there are no vacancies which you feel are suitable then you could try applying speculatively. Send a cover note, stating why you would like to work at Wilkinson and the role you think you could undertake. Include your CV and salary expectations and send it to the following address:
Human Resources Manager
PO Box 20
How to apply
It couldn’t be easier to apply for a Wilko job in the UK. Just visit wilko.jobs and start searching for the latest vacancies that are suitable for you!