Dixons Retail is an electronics company which runs Currys, PC World and many other brand names worldwide. The company employs over 35,000 people and has revenues which run into the billions of pounds.
As well as in the United Kingdom, brands under the Dixons Retail fold trade in Ireland, Northern Europe and Southern Europe. With over 1,000 stores in 12 countries, in addition to a strong online presence, Dixons Retail plc is one of the biggest specialist electrical retailing and services company in Europe.
Dixons, in its first ever inception in 1937, was actually a photographic studio in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. The owners, Charles Kalms and Micheal Mindel, chose the name of the studio somewhat randomly by picking something that looked short enough to fit above the entrance door from the telephone directory.
Dixons moved into the retail business in the 1950s when it started to sell cameras and increased its products range over the years to include computers, audio equipment, video gadgetry, communication products and a host of other electronic items.
In-store jobs for Dixons Retail might mean a full or part time position at Currys, PC World, Dixons Travel. With over 500 outlets in the UK, there is no shortage of stores which could be offering a job as a sales advisor,
Obviously, the most important quality you can bring to an in-store role for Dixons Retail is fantastic customer service, so make sure you highlight your strengths in that area in your application. If you outperform your colleagues and can spare the extra hours then you could be promoted to an assistant manager, or even store manager given enough time.
If you are studying in Sheffield then a job at Dixons’ KNOWHOW customer contact centre might also be of interest to you. Around 1,400 people are employed at the Yorkshire base, providing customer service advice and technical support to customers of Dixons Retail.
The company also has a distribution facility at Newark, so that could also throw up some opportunities for students in Nottinghamshire. A role as a Warehouse Operative for Dixons could be flexible enough to fit around your study commitments if you are studying nearby.
Graduates and students should also consider careers within one of Dixons’ head offices or Retail Support Centres at Hemel Hempstead, Newark and Sheffield. Over 20,000 staff are employed in full and part time support roles for Dixons Retail’s Commercial, Marketing, e-Commerce, Finance, HR and Information Systems departments.
Dixons’ brands hire all through the year, but, like lots of other big name retailers, they step up recruitment in the run up to busy periods and often announce as many as 3,000 Christmas jobs from September onwards. The majority of those temporary Christmas positions come on the high street at Currys, Currys Digital and PC World outlets.
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