Boots Jobs In Kent

Information and helpful tips for Boots jobs on this page. Boots UK Limited, as the company is know today, is regarded as the UK's leading pharmacy chain, the business has been in operation since 1849. The retail concept today is in some respects the same traditional niche that Boots has always occupied, that of the high street chemist. This link for more Kent jobs.

Boots are experts in the sale of; pharmaceuticals, health care and beauty as well as a number of other lines like photography. The present company has formed when Alliance UniChem and Boots merged in 2006. The parent company is in fact Alliance Boots. It was announced last year that Walgreens (a US drugstore group) was going to purchase a significant stake in Alliance Boots. In the UK today Boots have 110,000 employees meeting the needs of their clients through 3,075 retail stores, almost all of which has a pharmacy.

At Yourcounty we have been publishing recruitment guides for over ten years and in that time we've discovered that research is a key factor in making a successful application at every level. If you want a Boots job, visit your nearest store, take a good look at the website before you start your application. You'll get a feel for the place and be in a better position when you complete the application and hopefully attend the interview.

A quick word about completing online or paper application forms - if you want a job treat them seriously, the employer will!

About The Boots Group

In 2006, Boots Group PLC and Alliance UniChem plc merged to create Alliance Boots- Europe's leading pharmacy-led health and beauty group. To search and apply for a job right now visit the main Boots Recruitment website, details through our retail recruitment portal. If you want a local in-store vacancy we recommend you visit your local store and take a look around before you apply.

The Opticians business is well placed in The Sunday Times Best 25 Big Companies to Work For list. In 2011 Boots UK was placed 19th. Boots are the UK's leading health & beauty retailer and are one of the best known stores in the country. They employ 57,000 staff, own world famous brands and sell their products in over 130 countries. They have approximately 2,500 stores in the UK and Irish Republic where they serve around 8 million customers every week. Boots develop and sell own-brand health and beauty products, a number of which are leaders in their respective markets.

If you can't find a store local to your home, you might be interested to know that you can also:

  • Place a telephone order with the company - just call 0845 1219088 - the line is manned during office hours Monday to Sunday (open until 7pm Monday to Friday) you can also use this number to find out where your nearest store is (but you'll need your post code).
  • Order online or through your mobile - Boots have an mobile optimized website ( m.boots.com )
  • If your order meets the minimum threshold (currently £20) you can pick up your order in a store of your choice.
  • You can ask for a free home delivery if your order meets the minimum threshold (currently £40)

Recruitment

Recruitment can be divided into several core areas:

  • Head Office - Recruitment areas in the head office are Administration / Secretarial, boots.com (website related), Brand & Marketing, Buying, Central Customer Care, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, New Product Development, Pharmacy, Retail & Operations, Store Development, Supply Chain & Logistics. Most Head Office jobs are based in Nottingham.
  • Pharmacy - Pharmacists, Pharmacist Store Managers, Dispensers, Technicians, Pharmacy Graduates.
  • Store - Store Colleagues, Store Management, Pharmacist Store Managers, Team and Sales Managers, Pharmacy Delivery and Collection.
  • Optician - Optometrists, Contact Lens Opticians, Dispensing Opticians, Clinical Practice Managers Clinical, Practice Managers, Assistant Practice Managers, Divisional and Regional Managers, Optical Consultants.
  • Graduate Opportunities - Brand, Buying and Marketing Programme, Retail Management, Finance Programme, Technology Leadership Programme, Boots Pharmacy Programme
Managerial opportunities: graduate and head office vacancies published on the corporate website (including Kent vacancies).

Other specific training programmes:

  • Summer Placement Programme - Eight weeks working in a community pharmacy where you'll be able to take much of what you've learnt at university and put it into practice.
  • Support Office Apprenticeship Programme - A new programme, offering up to 20 placements a year in various functions throughout the Boots Nottingham Support Office. Applications now closed for 2012.
  • The BABM Programme - You'll spend two years of a three-year degree course at Nottingham undertaking four different placements at Boots.
  • SIPS - The Nottingham University Summer Internship Programme offers 2nd year students, studying for a BA, and about to start their 3rd and final year at Nottingham University, the chance to get some invaluable working experience.

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