Cotton Traders is a well known clothing company based in the northwest of England in Altrincham near Manchester. The brand, which has become a household name, was founded in 1987 by Fran Cotton and Steve Smith. Both Fran Cotton and Steve Smith were members of the England rugby union team and so Cotton Traders is perhaps most famous for its rugby union clothing and quality t-shirts. Today, the company employs more than 1,000 staff. There are retail stores which also sell leisurewear and footwear and the company also has an online presence on social media as well as a mail order service for customers who are overseas. (Actually, we’ve listed the Facebook and Twitter pages of Cotton Traders to the left of the page so you can see what they’ve been saying there lately).
For students and young people who are looking for retail jobs, there could be a variety of options available. Cotton Traders operates retail stores so fashion retail jobs such as working as a sales assistant might suit those looking for entry level work. A successful mail order arm of the company means distribution and warehouse posts could also be available at the Cotton Traders distribution centre and also call centre work to deal with customer orders. Graduates and those with experience could find graduate careers in retail management with Cotton Traders.
Cotton Traders specialise in leisurewear so students and young people with an interest in this area of the fashion industry might benefit from Cotton Traders jobs. Sales assistants will need to be confident in dealing with customers, cash handling and general supervision of stores. Although Cotton Traders prefer to employ staff with previous experience, they do provide full training for the right candidates so entry level roles should be available.
Cotton Traders operate from their headquarters in Altrincham, Cheshire and they also have a distribution centre in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Nationwide, there are over 130 Cotton Traders stores so students looking for weekend jobs and part time work in fashion retail could well find a store close to where they live.
Cotton Traders recruit their staff as and when vacancies arise rather than having set recruitment dates for particular roles. They employ staff in a variety of roles from entry level jobs, such as sales assistants, through to retail management roles and logistics. Vacancies tend to be advertised but for student jobs such as weekend work and other part time jobs, it could be worth visiting your local Cotton Traders store to enquire about possible vacancies.
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