The Retailer of the Year to recruit 1000 new sales consultants
September 18th, 2006
The Carphone Warehouse is looking for 1000 new full and part time sales consultants across the UK.
Despite the much-talked about retail gloom, The Carphone Warehouse has gone from strength to strength with unprecedented growth and the launch of it’s free TalkTalk broadband proposition - and is now looking for keen sales consultants in the city to join its retail frontline.
The recruitment drive comes as The Carphone Warehouse plans to build on its 675 store-base across the UK, opening a further 100 stores this year.
Andrew Harrison, UK chief executive for The Carphone Warehouse, said: “We are expanding aggressively, and in order to sustain that growth, we must ensure that we have the necessary number of employees to continue to offer our customers a better mobile life.”
The UK spends in excess of £1,500 million on mobile phones a year and in a market where over 150 tariffs are available from eight networks it is the responsibility of our sales consultants to provide our customers with independent advice.
The Carphone Warehouse is committed to developing its employees and to provide a happy working environment. With perks such as paid-for incentivised holidays, monthly beer nights and a “free” birthday day-off – The Carphone Warehouse was voted 6th in the Sunday Times 20 Best Big Companies to work for.
In May, more than 60 employees travelled to Borneo together, as part of a fundraising scheme to build a rehabilitation centre for endangered orang-utans and last year helped to renovate a primary school in Namibia. As a result The Carphone Warehouse has also won Innovative Employer of the Year in the Retail Week Awards 2006.
The Carphone Warehouse has enjoyed continued success in 2006 beating retail giants Tesco and Marks and Spencer to win Retailer of the Year at the Retail Week Awards and Mobile Retailer of the Year at the Mobile Awards. The company and its employees have also been commended for its focus on customer service when it won Best Customer Services in the Mobile News Awards, earlier this year.
Notes to Editors:
* Anyone wishing to apply for a retail position with The Carphone Warehouse should complete an application form. These can be downloaded from The Carphone Warehouse website at http://www.carphonewarehouse.com, or applicants can call The Carphone Warehouse’s recruitment hotline on 0845 351 0845 and an information pack and application form will be sent to them.
* All stores across the UK offer a Retail Management Share Option Plan as an incentive to existing managers and current sales consultants wishing to progress their careers, and to encourage new starters to join the team. The company is also offering the best career opportunities and recruitment conditions, including:
o Private healthcare
o Managers pension scheme
o BUPA and WPA dental plans
o Award winning recognition programmes delivering rewards from high street vouchers to overseas incentive trips
o A commitment to internal promotion
o Hardship loans
o Generous discounts on all products
o Fantastic training on a variety of products and skills
o Free beer every month!