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If you're looking for flexible working in a friendly environment Homebase stores may be the employer you are looking for. They have hundreds of stores across the UK and can offer, part-time, full-time, shift work, temporary or permanent employment. Follow this link for more information and help for people looking more Kent jobs. The aim of this page is to give you enough information to decide if you want to work for the business, the background information necessary to prepare a successful application and links to other relevant resources.
This company began life as a Sainsbury's branded venture in the early 1980s, its first store opening in Croydon. It has grown rapidly in the last 30 years, taking over other businesses and its ownership changing hands several times until the de merger of GUS created the Home Retail Group. The Home Retail Group also includes Argos; Homebase has 340 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Argos itself has over 700 stores so the Group is a relative retail giant with over 1,000 stores and about 10% share of their market sector.
Most Homebase employees work in-store with a number of jobs in corporate functions, central support, warehousing and distribution. The business offers over 37,000 products to an amazing one and a half million customers each week. There is a burgeoning online and mobile sales business. It takes just under 20,000 employees to run this UK household name retailer.
The corporate website emphasizes the fulfillment of individual and collective potential and this is one of the values you may wish to highlight in your application! If you are going to apply for a Homebase job in your local area you may wish to visit your nearest store in the first instance to get a feel for the place and ask informally about any vacancies, consider that some opportunities occur before the main Homebase website is updated. many jobs are filled through informal networks, so if you have friends or family working for the group this may be a great way to get a job! The company has been attracting accolades and awards for its focus on customer relations, this will also be another important box to tick on your application form.
Most vacancies at Homebase are filled from within, this means that once you start to work for the company you will have opportunities to move around and grow within the business.
If you want to make an application right now or search for the latest jobs visit the recruitment pages. For non-management positions at your local store, visit the Homebase website or contact your nearest outlet to enquire about current vacancies. As a guide the kind of jobs you'll find on the website, these were a selection from the 65 of the current Homebase vacancies published at the time of writing (Monday):
Homebase aim to make their stores friendly and helpful places, so it follows the people that work there should reflect these qualities. The in store jobs are about selling products and providing relevant advice and help.
The company stock in excess of thirty thousand items across its stores and opens its doors to an average of one and a half million every week! The workforce totals 17,000, this includes its stores, distribution centres and central offices. These employees fill a range of full and part-time jobs, and share in the benefits of the groups success.
Head Office job vacancies include:
Homebase stores in Kent include:
More details available from the main Homebase website.
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