We are looking for applicants who are self-motivated and happy to work alone as you will be required to run the store independently. You will work 4 hour shifts with your shift crossing over with your colleagues during the day. We need you to be flexible as overtime will be available to cover holiday and sickness.
Due to this requirement to work independently, unfortunately for Health and Safety reasons, we are only able to accept applications from those who are 18 and over.
What you'll do
In our stores, you won't just work the tills and stock the shelves. Here at WHSmith, it's all about the customer. That means being helpful, listening and talking to them, no matter how busy you are. In fact, you'll be an all-round customer service superstar, who can understand exactly what each customer wants. That means product knowledge is very important too. Naturally, you'll have a great team there to help you. You'll need to work together to keep the store well stocked and tidy, even when it's busy.
What's in it for you
Join WHSmith as a Sales Assistant and you can expect a warm welcome from your team, plus the chance to launch a whole new career! With stores UK-wide there are plenty of opportunities to move around. We will reward you with some fantastic flexible benefits, including up to 50% discount in our High Street stores, and access to a range of discounts with other retailers. As well as flexible working, childcare vouchers, a pension and much more!
Who we're looking for
Perhaps surprisingly, what you don't need is bags of retail or customer service experience. We're looking for people who have a real desire to learn and to make our customers happy! You'll need to be a great listener, good to talk to and naturally helpful. The rest will come. If you can offer us some flexibility to help us cover peak times such as 'Back to School' all the better! In return, we'll try to be flexible too, by offering some part-time and weekend jobs, family-friendly hours and various other arrangements. At WHSmith, if you want to get on, we'll positively encourage you. As a Sales Assistant, there's nothing stopping you becoming a future Store Manager or working in one of our Head Offices!
You may know we operate on the high street, in rail and bus stations, airports, hospitals, universities and workplaces. But you may be surprised to learn we've been around since 1792 and have over 14,000 employees across the globe. We're continually growing by putting our customers at the heart of all we do and we grow our people too. At WHSmith there are No Limits to where your career can go!