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Ikea To Create 1,300 Retail Jobs In Sheffield, Exeter & London

18 May 2017

Ikea To Create 1,300 Retail Jobs In Sheffield, Exeter & London

Ikea is to create over 1,300 new retail jobs in Sheffield, Exeter and London with three new stores before the end of next year.

Most of the new retail jobs will be at the new Greenwich store, with around 500 vacancies to be advertised by Ikea. Getting almost as many jobs will be Sheffield which will have 480 positions up for grabs. Finally, the new Exeter Ikea will create around 350 retail jobs.

The Sheffield store is set to open before the end of the year, whilst the Greenwich and Exeter outlets will open during 2018.

Ikea currently employs just over 10,000 staff in the UK so the recruitment drive will see the firm growing its headcount by more than 10 per cent during 2017 and 2018. The retailer expects to have 11,700 members of staff once the three new stores are up and running.

A wide variety of roles will be on offer in Sheffield, Exeter and London, with sales jobs, HR vacancies, IT opportunities and interior design vacancies all to be filled over the coming months.

Some positions are expected to have starting salaries of more than £30,000 per year.

Commenting on the expansion which will see the Swedish company’s chain grow from 19 current UK stores to 22 over the next twelve months, Ikea’s retail manager, Gillian Drakeford, said: "This year we are celebrating Ikea's 30th anniversary in the UK, and we are seeing more demand from customers for more stores in areas closer to where they live.”

“We're pleased that our three new stores opening in 2017 and 2018 will make us more accessible to many people and continue to offer our inspirational home furnishing solutions at affordable prices,” added Ms Drakeford.

Living in any of these three cities? Then you might want to apply for some of the jobs on the following pages:

Retail Work In London

Exeter Retail Vacancies

Sheffield Retail Jobs

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