French Connection (aka FCUK) is a huge clothes retailer of the UK high streets. The company also trades in the United States and Canada, and, through the franchise and wholesale arms of the business, has a presence in most other parts of the world. French Connection has revenues in the hundreds of millions of pounds and needs a team of around 3,000 staff to run its operations successfully.
The firm has been around for over 40 years but rapidly gained popularity at the end of the 1990s with the notorious and controversial use of the initials FCUK in its marketing efforts.
There are branches of French Connection all over the country - and they usually have a presence in the bigger student towns and cities - so there could be a retail job at FCUK waiting just around the corner from you.
A typical retail role for a student at French Connection would be as an in-store Sales Assistant. These positions can often be on a part time basis, meaning that you might be able to find a job with flexible hours at French Connection even during term time.
For many Sales Assistant vacancies, the company asks that you take your CV along to a local store to discuss any possible opportunities with the Store Management there. It’s worth noting that for some Sales Assistant positions at French Connection you will need to have some previous background in the retail world, but it’s always worth asking the question even if you are a blank sheet with regards to work experience. You can use the online FCUK Store Locator to check if there is a branch of the retailer not too far from where you are studying.
Explaining the sort of candidate that French Connection looks for in their Sales Assistants, the company’s website says:
“You will be friendly, well presented, enjoy working as a team and have a passion for fashion. Our Sales Assistants are responsible for day to day sales and customer service, working closely within their teams and with the Management team to achieve French Connection's goals.”
Does French Connection sound like the sort of place where you would like to work? Do you think that you could be a useful asset to their team? If so, then apply for any current full or part time vacancies below or glean more information from their social media channels to the left of this page. You can also find visit the FCUK Careers site to see if there is any more up-to-date info there.
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