Fat Face has been a presence of the UK’s retail scene since the early 1990s when co-founders ex-copper Tim Slade and business graduate Jules Leaver opened their first store in Fulham Road, London.
The pair had actually started the company on a much smaller scale five years when the two of them were skiing in France. Messrs Slade and Leaver would buy loads of plain T-shirts and have them printed up with scenes from French ski resorts like Méribel. The two would then sell on the T-shirts to other guests of the pistes to pay for their own skiing and travel costs.
The Fat Face name was actually inspired by the Face de Bellevarde ski slope in Val-d'Isère (which had hosted some events of the Winter Olympics the year before the Fulham Road store opened its doors). Just seven years later, Slade and Leaver sold 40% of their lifestyle clothing retail business for a cool £5 million.
There are now over 200 Fat Face stores in the UK and Ireland, and the company offers a number of full and part time job opportunities which would be perfect for students and graduates looking to enter the retail game. The company’s flexible approach to work is reflected in its refrain of ‘Embrace life outside the 9 to 5...’
If you would like to find an in-store retail role at a nearby Fat Face outlet but you aren’t exactly sure if you’ve seen one in your local shopping centre or high street then you can check the company’s Store Locator for your closest opportunities.
In-store retail roles as sales assistants, assistant managers and store managers are just part of the story at Fat Face though. The company obviously looks for talented staff to help them succeed in all areas of their business, so there are also opportunities at Fat Face for support roles like design, sourcing & buying, merchandising, marketing, E-Commerce, customer services, finance, human resources and IT.
So, what can Fat Face offer you for your talents - and what do they expect in return? Well, the Fat Face website says:
“As part of a growing, successful business we can offer you a fulfilling role with excellent career development opportunities, in an informal environment where everyone is listened to. We encourage an environment where we learn from our mistakes as well as our successes, meaning you'll be empowered to make your own decisions so you can focus on what's really important; our customers...”
And, for a whole range of other full time, part time and temporary opportunities all across the nation, you can visit our complete section of UK Retail Jobs For Students & Graduates.
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