There aren’t many people in the United Kingdom, or indeed the world, who haven’t heard the name, Hamleys. Founder, William Hamley, grew up in the 1700s in Cornwall and dreamed of opening the best toy shop in the world. He made that dream a reality and by the time Queen Victoria was on the throne in 1837, Hamleys was already an established toy store and famous London landmark. Families loved to visit the store for the toys.
Hamleys is still in its famous location on London’s Regent Street where the aim is to create a world of joy and wonder for all who enter the store. These days, however, there are Hamleys toy stores all over the United Kingdom and around the world, too.
Hamleys jobs and careers are not like others you might come across. If you are looking for retail jobs within the stores, for example, it’s not just about selling toys. It’s a lot more than the average work experience, they like to think. Hamleys jobs are about Retail Theatre, so school leavers, students and graduates thinking about working in this environment need to be the type of people who are going to really relish getting into character to provide the ultimate Hamleys experience for customers, many of whom will be children.
Hamleys retail jobs, support centre jobs or working as part of the the events and demonstrations team will all require you to be a part of this theatre experience. For the right type of person, full time and part time jobs with Hamleys could be a fun and rewarding experience.
To continue the growth of Hamleys, jobs and careers with the company mean you will receive skills and competency training whichever department you want to work in. So whether it’s part time student jobs or full time graduate careers, there should be training to suit your future development with the company. Internal progression is encouraged so if you are hoping to build your career and gain promotion, Hamleys jobs could be ideal for you.
Other perks offered by the company include taking the day off for your birthday and discounts on Hamleys toys (amongst numerous other benefits). So, if you’re a child at heart, or you’ve got family you want to buy gifts for, this could be another reason to consider careers with Hamleys.
These days, Hamleys are leading retailer of toys on a worldwide scale. There are Hamleys toy stores around England, Scotland (Glasgow) and Wales (Cardiff) and there is also a store in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Hamleys is also represented in Europe, particularly in Scandinavia and Russia, but also in Turkey and Cyprus. There are numerous Hamleys stores in Asia and the Middle East and there are also two stores in South Africa. Hamleys jobs and careers mean you will be working for a truly international brand.
Hamleys current job vacancies are advertised in the careers section of the company website, including worldwide positions, too. All types of roles are available, from entry level retail jobs as a Hamleys Helper to retail management positions such as team leaders and store managers. If you think you have got what it takes to work at Hamleys and give customers the ultimate theatre experience, why not check out their vacancies right away to see if there are any roles in a store near you. If you aren’t sure where the Hamleys stores are located, you can view them here on their store finder.
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