Originally founded in 1872, Robert Dyas is a retail company which sells a variety of goods such as housewares, kitchenware, household electricals, gardening products and DIY equipment. These days, the company is owned by businessman, Theo Paphitis, well known for his appearances on the TV programme, Dragon’s Den, and under his ownership, the company has continued to grow. There are around 100 Robert Dyas stores across the country and over 1300 employees. Students and graduates looking for retail jobs might be able to find work at Robert Dyas stores.
As well as taking pride in all the quality and innovative products they sell, Robert Dyas also describe themselves as being home to some excellent career opportunities. Great news for those of you looking careers and jobs in retail and other areas. As you might expect, Robert Dyas have store jobs and they also employ people in their warehouse and head offices. Store jobs and warehouse work could suit those of you looking for part time student jobs whilst graduate careers and other positions could be in more senior roles and also in head office positions. Although the company has expanded rapidly over the years, they still pride themselves in working in a family atmosphere.
Robert Dyas jobs, whatever type of role you are working in, require you to be able to work in a fast-paced environment and to work hard. No two days are the same. With an unbeatable team spirit, however, there is lots of help and support so those of you who love teamwork could find work at Robert Dyas stores, warehouses and head office very rewarding. Robert Dyas favour on the job training so students and young people looking to get hands on work experience, could find this type of system ideal. For those who want to build a full time career in retail, Robert Dyas also prefer to train and promote staff from within so jobs with the company mean you get the chance to climb your career ladder.
Most of the Robert Dyas stores are situated in the south and southeast of England so student jobs and part time roles will suit those of you living in those areas. With around 100 stores in that area, chances are there is a store close to you. Robert Dyas headquarters are in Leatherhead in Surrey. The company emphasise a good work life balance and so recommend people do not apply for jobs at stores that are more than a one hour commute away.
For retail management and head office careers, current vacancies are advertised on the Robert Dyas careers website. For students and young people looking for full time and part time retail jobs as store assistants, you are encouraged to go and visit your local store to introduce yourself and let them know you are interested in working for Robert Dyas.
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