With over 150 stores in the United Kingdom, Debenhams is a great prospect for students and graduates who are interested in retail jobs with a respected company. From part time jobs in store, to distribution facility jobs to graduate careers in many different business roles, Debenhams should always be on your student job hunt shortlist.
Debenhams started out in business in the second half of the 18th century as a single shop outfit called Flint & Clark in London. After a number of partnership changes it emerged as Debenhams Limited early in the 1900s and has added new stores and acquisitions along the way to become a FTSE250 company.
In the UK, Debenhams is a huge name in designer clothes for men, women and children - and a leader in the premium health and beauty sectors.
Worldwide, as a franchise business, Debenhams also has a presence in more than 25 other countries and is looking to double the number of its overseas business before 2018.
With many Debenhams stores in the UK being located in major student towns and cities, there is always the chance of a part time vacancy in your local area. Typical Debenhams jobs which students might be able to find, either part time or during the holidays, include sales advisers, food service advisers, wedding & other gift advisers, maintenance and personal shoppers.
What starts out as a part time jobs at Debenhams during your study time could also turn into a long term management role once your name is known at the company.
If you are studying near the main Debenhams’ distribution centres in the Midlands then you might also be able to find some warehouse work or logistics jobs with the company.
Permanent roles at Debenhams can be found at their head offices in London and Taunton. Students and graduates who are interested in a retail career in buying, marketing, design, merchandising, IT, finance or HR are all catered for at Debenhams.
Graduates have the choice of working in a singular role at one of the head offices or joining the Debenhams Store Management Trainee Programme and getting an overall understanding of the business. If you haven’t yet graduates but are an undergraduate in the third year of your degree then you could also find a head office business placement with Debenhams.
The UK retailer looks for applicants who have ambition, a passion for fashion and a creative nature.
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