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Working at The Works Stores PLC

What we do

We’re the UK’s leading family friendly retailer of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery. With 534 stores nationwide together with a brilliant online store, we’re here to offer our customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality.

Our business
Our business model is all about high physical availability in high footfall areas. We focus on giving our customers what they want in today’s environment - a high volume and wide variety of great value products across multiple categories, supported by robust multichannel sales that meet and exceed expectations.

Our stores
You’ll find our stores in a huge and diverse range of locations; on high streets, in shopping centres, on retail parks, and as concessions (usually in garden centres).

On 10th May 2019, we reached a significant milestone in our growth journey when we opened our 500th store in the popular historic town of Winchester. We previously had a store there around 10 years earlier, and our return not only demonstrates that our business is a success, but also shows that we’re serious about bucking the trend and breathing new life into high streets across the UK.

Multichannel convenience
We’re one of the few value retailers with a full featured online store that helps our customers to shop how they want, when they want, 7 days a week.

Our website offers many exclusive products that are not available on the high street. And our popular click & collect service, which is used for more than one third of all online orders, means shopping with us is more convenient than ever.

Our working environment
It all means that we’ve built the kind of working environment that’s the perfect place for people who love our products to build a career. It’s somewhere you can put your proud and passionate, inclusive and accessible, confident and honest, fun and creative, and nimble and driven approach to work.

And if you can roll up your sleeves, get on with any job, and meet any challenge, it’s also somewhere you can thrive.


What you'll get

  • Career progressionCareer Progression
  • Deals & discounts25% discount on our products
  • Learning & developmentComprehensive training programme for all colleagues
  • FinancialLife cover
  • Holiday & travel25 Days Annual Leave, plus a holiday buy scheme
  • Corporate social responsibilityCancer Research UK Partner
  • Health & well-beingEmployee Assistant Programme

Who you'll work with

The Works is a unique place to… well… work.

We’re a proactive and hardworking bunch. We’ve built an environment that’s busy, fast-moving and full of energy. Our atmosphere is welcoming, friendly and inclusive. If you’re the kind of person who’s as crafty, caring and can-do as we are, then this is the kind of culture for you.

Our values are what drive us to be the kind of people who get on with the job, and meet any challenge we face. People who love to stretch and test ourselves, and make our mark - collectively on the high street and individually throughout our business.

And our behaviours are how we bring those values to life - whether that’s in our stores, or anywhere in our Store Support Centre or Distribution facility.

Discover the perfect role for you.

Our retail stores are the face of our business. But they’re not the only places where the magic happens. Our Store Support Centre and our Distribution Site are brilliant places to grow your skills and build your career, too.

Wherever you work at The Works, you’ll discover that there’s no average day. They’re all different, which means all of our roles are really exciting - and offer lots of career challenges for people who do.

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