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Mothercare has been in the UK retail business for over five decades. The kids clothing and pregnant mothers specialist firm was born in 1961 when Selim Zilkha and Sir James Goldsmith opened the first store in Kingston, Surrey - but the company has since matured into a chain of more than 1,000 stores in over 45 different countries worldwide.

Obviously there are multiple opportunities for retail positions within the Mothercare family but there also tons of other roles up for grabs at the company too. A massive organisation like Mothercare needs a wealth of talent in support roles to help make sure that the retail element of the business keeps on performing to the best of its abilities.

That said, the most likely route into a temporary or part time job at Mothercare for students will be via an in-store role. You would typically start out in a retail role at a local Mothercare outlet as a Customer Service Advisor but the company are keen to promote strong, responsible talent upwards through the retail chain to more senior positions like Customer Service Supervisors, Assistant Managers, Store Managers and even Regional Managers. However, you would need to be able to spare a lot more time and commitment to Mothercare to be able to succeed in the upper levels of their retail structure.

If you are interested in securing a starting role as a Customer Service Advisor at Mothercare then the company advises that you call in to your local store to check with the management team about current vacancies. You can find the nearest Mothercare store to where you are studying by visiting the company’s store locator on their website here.

Explaining what sort of employees Mothercare holds in high opinion for there Customer Service Advisor positions, the company’s career site says: “We want to employ people who are genuinely passionate about delivering exceptional customer service so they can share their specialist knowledge with our customers.”

If retail isn’t the sector you are interested in but you would still love to work with a company like Mothercare then you can check out other full and part time vacancies throughout the organisation. Most support roles at Mothercare are based at Watford in Hertfordshire where the firm employs over 600 members of staff in departments including: Buying, Product Management, Contact Centre, Design Technology, E-Commerce, Finance, IT, Marketing, Merchandising, Property Management and Distribution.

But, no matter what role you enter the Mothercare ranks in, and no matter at what level you start out at, the company has a strong commitment to its staff and their training. As they say: “We understand that our people are the driving force behind our goals. People like you. It’s your enthusiasm and ideas that have brought us to where we are today and will make the difference to where we go tomorrow. And because we understand how important you are, we’ll not only invest in your development, we’ll also provide a welcoming environment in which you can build a successful career.”

Have we done enough to convince you that a job at Mothercare would be the perfect way to get yourself into work? If so, then you’d better get ahead of other applicants by checking out their careers website and by browsing the social media channels to the left of this page for clues about the sort of potential employees that would fit in snugly with Mothercare.

And, don’t forget that you can also find a whole host of other opportunities all over the UK in the E4S section of Retail Jobs For Students & Graduates.

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