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Welcome to our B&Q job feature. Here you will find; full time and part time recruitment details, tips about getting a job and helpful employment information below. B&Q is present throughout the UK and is a well known and instantly recognizable brand. It holds the leading position in it's sector within Europe. This employer has a track record of employing mature staff, so if you are in your 50's, 60's and 70's they will judge your application based on your ability and experience not just date of birth. 1 in 4 of their employees are over 50, their oldest apprentice is 70 and believe it or not their oldest member of staff is over 90.
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In case you didn't realise it, B&Q stores often advertise local jobs at the branch where the vacancy is available. If you look for a board at the entrance or exit you are likely to find some general recruitment details and information about 'in store' jobs where they occur. If you can't see any such board ask in store or give the branch a call and ask for more information.
Like most other parts of the retail sector B&Q have been struggling to keep costs down and create an organisation better able to meet customer need in the current trading environment. There were over 200 Head Office redundancies last October and a wholesale restructuring of the management structure at Chandlers Ford in Eastleigh.
In common with most of the UK's large employers B&Q have ongoing recruitment needs at all levels in their organisation. Their first store opened nearly 45 years ago and now more than 30,000 people work for B&Q in the UK, helping to run over 350 stores. Their business in the Republic of Ireland has eight stores. To work in-store relevant experience and a knowledge of the products and services they offer is an advantage.
If you're confused over the domain to search for when looking for B&Q work it might help if we explain that it's not possible to use www.b&q.co.uk or www.b&q.com as a domain. It is possible to use www.bandq.co.uk and if you follow this domain it will lead you to www.diy.com. So effectively www.diy.com is the actual website.
In the financial year ending 29 January 2011 retail sales stood at £3.9 billion with profit of £215 million. B&Q is part of the Kingfisher group. Advice For Getting A Job
If you're seeking a store based job we suggest you visit your local outlet in the first instance. If you wish to apply for a job now or search for a current B&Q vacancy visit the main recruitment website at http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/corporate/content/careers/index.jsp. Our advice would be to do a little research before you complete your application, it will make a differences to your chances of success. Enthusiasm for the organisation and what they do will be invaluable to you in helping you get the job you want. The corporate website sums up the personality of the company and it's employees thus: Customer First, Down to Earth, Respect for People, We Can Do It, Nobody Does It Better. Having an appreciation of these core values will help you at both the application and interview stage of the B&Q recruitment process.
Benefits for UK store employees at the time of writing may include:
At the time of writing B&Q were looking to fill nearly 250 vacancies including those below, if you would like to access the current job vacancies visit: http://www.diy.com
We make every effort to ensure that our content is both relevant and up to date but things do change so if you discover old content or a broken link do let us know. We welcome feedback from users who have recent experience of working for B&Q or their recruitment process. If you have an information or anecdotes likely to be of use to people looking for work with this retailer we'd be delighted to hear from you. We publish feedback whenever possible. Please see our disclaimer.
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