Founded back in 1888 as a family owned jewellery business, today, T. H. Baker is one of the leading independently owned jewellery businesses in the United Kingdom and the company is still owned by the same family. The company was founded in Wiltshire by watchmaker and jeweller, Thomas Henry Baker and the stores have his name to this day.
T. H. Baker values quality, value and service above all and believes these values are key to the company’s success. As a family owned business, T. H.Baker still retains traditional values but, at the same time, they are also a forward thinking company and are always looking at innovative ways to keep progressing the name of T. H. Baker in the jewellery retail industry.
Current chairman, Alan Higgs, is the great grandson of Thomas Henry Baker and Alan Higgs’ two sons, Philip and Andrew Higgs, also joined the company to work alongside their father. As the great great grandsons, they are the fifth generation of the family to be involved with T. H. Baker.
T. H. Baker jobs would suit students and graduates with a passion for jewellery and with a keen interest in retail, too. The teams at T. H. Baker live by family values whether that’s working in stores and dealing with customers or working behind the scenes in head office roles to support the company. Part time retail jobs that would suit students and young people could be working as a sales assistant in T. H. Baker or Pandora stores whilst those with more experience could move into retail management. Head office roles could be in administrative areas, finance, IT and marketing, for example.
Entry level retail jobs and full time retail management careers will see you dealing with customers on a daily basis so people in this type of work need be friendly, patient and confident when speaking with the general public. A genuine interest in jewellery will mean that you will be able to pass on your enthusiasm to customers so that they want to keep returning to the stores because of the memorable customer experience on previous visits. Some T. H. Baker shops are Pandora shops so a passion for this type of jewellery could be an advantage.
Under the current management, T. H. Baker are an expanding company so now could be the perfect time to look for T. H. Baker jobs and careers. Stores are located throughout the south of England and the Midlands on local high streets as well as shopping centres. There is also a successful online arm of T. H. Baker - The Watch Hut and Jewel Hut. Head office roles are based in Brierley Hill near Dudley in the West Midlands.
If you are a student, school leaver or graduate and you are interested in head office careers or retail jobs and careers with T. H. Baker then you will need to know that the company recruit new staff as and when vacancies apply. They recruit staff for full time, part time and temporary roles depending on the needs of the store. Current T. H. Baker vacancies are advertised on their website but it might also be worth keeping an eye out locally, too. To find out if there is a store close to where you live or where you are studying, type in your postcode to the company store finder.
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