Edinburgh Woollen Mill is a good option for students and graduates who are interested in retail jobs as a career option.
Although based in Langholm, Scotland, Edinburgh Woollen Mill has operations throughout the United Kingdom and their group as a whole also includes the Jane Norman, Peacocks, Proquip, Pondon Home and Rosebys brand names.
Edinburgh Woollen Mill has been around for a long time in one form or another. The company actually started out in 1946 as a dyer of wool rather than as the clothing and gift retailer it is now famous for. In those early days, the company, founded by Drew Stevenson, was known as the Langholm Dyeing and Finishing Company. During the 1970s, Drew’s son David opened the company’s first retail store in Edinburgh and branched out into England with a first outlet at Carlisle, just south of the border.
In recent times, Edinburgh Woollen Mill has been carrying out an expansion of its outlets and now encompasses around 700 stores in the UK under the banner of their various brands. To check if there is an Edinburgh Woollen Mill situated somewhere near where you are studying you can make use of their store finder.
Full or part time retail jobs that you might be able to find at an Edinburgh Woollen Mill outlet include positions as retail sales assistants, assistant store managers and full on store managers.
At Head Office in Langholm a range of permanent support roles to the retail industry could be available to graduates who want to work in Scotland.
For all roles at Edinburgh Woollen Mill, you will need a strong sense of customer service and a real passion for retail.
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