Founded in 1974, the Early Learning Centre first started off as a mail order business specialising in the sale of high quality children’s toys with a focus on education. The first retail store opened later in the same year in Reading, England. In the United Kingdom, there are now well over 200 Early Learning Centre stores and there are also stores in 19 further countries around the world, including Canada and Australia. Early Learning Centre toys are all about developing key skills in children but are also fun at the same time and help children stretch their imagination. Students with an interest in child development or in working with children could find Early Learning Centre jobs both interesting and rewarding.
Student jobs and jobs for young people with the Early Learning Centre are via Mothercare Plc who acquired Chelsea Stores Holdings Ltd (the owner of the Early Learning Centre brand) in 2007. There are various full time careers for those who want to work in this field, from buying and product management to finance, from merchandising to retail operations. For those looking for student jobs working within the Early Learning Centre, there could be part time jobs available as a customer service assistant where the focus is on helping parents to help their children grow into happy, self-confident people.
Early Learning Centre jobs as a customer service assistant means you will be dealing directly with the general public and, in particular, new parents and parents with young children. This type of work will suit students and young people who are confident and outgoing with an ability to reassure and inspire customers in the choices they make. Product knowledge is important because parents will want to know about the safety of the toys they are purchasing and Early Learning Centre toys are all made to safety standards above those set by the United Kingdom and the European Union. If you think you can deliver an exceptional level of customer service then student jobs with the Early Learning Centre could be for you. Mothercare provide an induction and continuous training for all their retail staff.
Early Learning Centres are based all over the United Kingdom both as standalone stores and also as departments within other stores, especially Mothercare stores. In this way, Mothercare have increased the number of stores in the UK which means there is a chance there is an Early Learning Centre close to where you live or study. Early Learning Centre also have internet shopping so student jobs could be available with their online presence - distribution, for example. Early Learning Centre has over 80 stores in 19 other countries around the world, too.
Students looking for part time jobs such as evening and weekend work with the Early Learning Centre will probably find that recruitment is done as and when vacancies arise in individual stores. If there are stores close to where you live (you can check on the Early Learning Centre store finder page to see where your nearest one is) you could drop in to introduce yourself and leave your CV. ELC jobs are with Mothercare who advertise individual vacancies for sales assistants and also other roles such as head office jobs on their careers site.
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