Lakeland is an expanding company with stores all over Great Britain and Northern Ireland; there are over stores in total with more planned in the future. This could be good news for students, school leavers and graduates looking for retail jobs and other roles within a growing company. Lakeland was founded in 1956 by a farmer in Windermere in the Lake District. This area of northwest England is known as Lakeland and that’s where the name of the company comes from.
Originally supplying plastic freezer bags to poultry farmers from their shed in Windermere, Lakeland, founder Alan Rayner retired in 1974 and the business was taken over by his three sons. They have taken the company forward to become the company we see today; a company that specialises in the sale of high quality kitchenware and other home solutions, all sold with a no quibble guarantee. Goods are sold in retail stores and also via catalogues and the company website. Lakeland is still a family run business with Sam Rayner, one of three brother, as the managing director and the firm is still based in Windermere.
Due to the nature of the business, various types of jobs with Lakeland could be available. Head office jobs in administration, marketing, buying and finance for example. Head office jobs would be based in the northwest of England in Windermere while distribution jobs could be at the Lakeland distribution centre which is slightly further south in the town of Kendal. For students and young people based elsewhere in the United Kingdom, entry level retail assistant jobs could be available with Lakeland. Lakeland employ staff for part time jobs and also weekend jobs so these types of roles couple be ideal for students.
Lakeland are all about high quality kitchenware and home solutions and that’s exactly what customers expect from the company whether they are shopping by catalogue, online or in one of Lakeland’s 60 plus stores. Indeed, Lakeland have won various awards for their services. Buyers, for example, put all goods through rigorous testing before those products are put on sale to customers. As a member of the team doing Lakeland jobs, you are part of this culture whatever type of role you are doing. Retail assistants in store, for example, will be expected to give all customers and warm and friendly welcome because customer service is at the heart of everything Lakeland aim to do.
Lakeland are based in Windermere with their distribution centre in Kendal, in the northwest of England. The company’s flagship store is in Windermere but there are over 60 stores throughout the United Kingdom with more on the way. This means there could be a Lakeland stores close to where you are studying or where you live. Internationally, there is also Lakeland Germany, Lakeland GCC and Lakeland India.
Lakeland recruit staff on an ongoing basis, as and when vacancies arise. Particularly for students and young people who might be looking for part time retail assistant jobs such as weekend work, these types of roles are advertised within your local store. If you live close to a Lakeland store, why not drop by with your CV to see if there are any jobs available which might suit you.
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