Austin Reed has been around since the turn of the 20th Century and have always been a decent provider of retail jobs in the UK.
Austin Leonard Reed opened his first ever store in 1900 on Fenchurch Street in London and a second one on Regent’s Street just over ten years later. The clothing retailer steadily increased his presence to other parts of the UK and the modern day Austin Reed now trades in over 100 countries at over 1,000 locations worldwide. The company also runs the CC and Viyella brands these days too.
In the UK, there are now six Austin Reed stores in London alone. Students in other parts of England can find branches of the retailer in Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, York and many other places. There are Austin Reed stores at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow in Scotland and at Cardiff and Bridgend in Wales. For a full list of Austin Reed stores in the UK you can check the company’s store locator to see where your nearest opportunity for retail jobs are with the firm.
A typical retail role for students who want to work part time at Austin Reed - or even full time during the Christmas, Easter and summer holidays - will usually take the form of sales consultant vacancies. Hours can range from anything as low as 5 hours a week to full time positions of 39 hours a week.
If you want to apply for sales consultant jobs at Austin Reed then pepper your application with plenty of examples of how you can bring great customer service skills to the people who visit their stores. If you excel in a retail role at Austin Reed then the company might even ask you to take on more responsibility and move into a supervisory role. If you are thinking of making a career at Austin Reed then you could even work towards store management or even area management at the retailer.
Another option for work at Austin Reed is to work in a support role at their head offices in London or at Thirsk in Yorkshire. Positions for students and graduates at Austin Reed head offices include everything from finance and HR to buying, design and IT.
You might want to check out the careers section of the Austin Reed website to get a deeper insight into what working with the British retailer might be like - or you can apply for any current jobs that we are listing below right now. And you might be able to glean some further information about what’s going on at Austin Reed from their Facebook and Twitter profiles which we’ve served up to the left side of the page.
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