Opening its first store in 1997, Card Factory is a company which specialise in selling greetings cards and gifts within its outlets. The company was founded by husband and wife team, Dean and Janet Hoyle, and its headquarters are in the north of England in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Card Factory now employs over 6,500 staff throughout the United Kingdom and most of these staff work in one of Card Factory’s 600 + stores. This could be good news for school leavers and students who might be looking for part time retail jobs and other types of roles within Card Factory stores.
If it is student jobs you are looking for, entry level jobs such as working as a sales assistant could be available in your local store. Card Factory pride themselves on being able to provide local jobs so there could be part time work or seasonal jobs close to where you live or close to where you are studying. Retail jobs are one area to consider when thinking about Card Factory jobs. However, there are also other options. Seasonal jobs or part time and full time positions could come up in Card Factory’s distribution centre. This is in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, so would obviously suit those looking for student jobs in this region. The head office is in the same area so if its graduate jobs or other full time careers you are looking for, Card Factory jobs will be in this area of the UK.
Card Factory is a forward thinking company and operates within a fast moving environment so staff who work for the company need to be able to thrive in this type of environment and work under pressure. People want to buy cards and gifts throughout the year but there are going to be busy seasons such as Christmas for example.
Confidence and friendliness in dealing with the general public in these busy situations is essential in retail jobs. Card Factory also require those in retail jobs to be able to take delivery of stock and stack shelves so you need to relatively fit. Whatever type of role you work in with Card Factory jobs, the company has development and training for staff so your student jobs or part time work could result in a full time career with the company.
Card Factory has over 600 stores around the United Kingdom so those looking for student jobs and part time work could well find they have a store local to where they are based. This could be near where you live or close to your university accommodation. Card Factory try to open stores within localities so even if you have no transport of your own, you could find shops are easily accessible, reducing your transport costs.
There are many students who have had Card Factory jobs so this is good news for those of you looking for student jobs and part time work because you know the company is willing to invest in young people. Particularly for seasonal jobs or weekend work, Card Factory employ people in their stores as vacancies arise. Those of you interested in retail jobs of this type could drop by your local Card Factory store and ask for an application form or give them your CV. For retail management jobs and other types of roles such as head office jobs, current job vacancies are listed on the Card Factory website (link at the side of the page).
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