SEARCH IS ON FOR AROUND 400 SEASONAL WORKERS THIS CHRISTMAS

High street retailer Argos is looking for around 400 seasonal workers in the West Midlands to help serve customers during the peak Christmas shopping season.

Extra customer advisors will be on hand to ensure thousands of wish lists are fulfilled in time for the big day. With toys, video games, tablets and phones expected to be popular with customers this year.

Roles are available across all of our stores in the UK, including over 30 of Argos’ new digital stores in different formats, which combine the benefits of online shopping with a physical store.

Initial contracts for the store roles are for around three months, with the potential for some roles to become permanent at the end of the season, where vacancies exist.

Paul O’Neil, Regional General Manager, Argos said:

“As we approach our busiest shopping period of the year, we need the extra support in our stores. We are looking for people who are customer focussed, energetic and enthusiastic to join our teams to ensure we continue to deliver brilliant customer service.

“People are at the heart of our transformation as a business and we are excited to welcome new people at this key time for us. We can offer fantastic, flexible training that will also benefit colleagues for the long term.

“Argos has been a traditional part of the UK Christmas for forty years. Our ability to deliver a choice of 43,000 products for the whole family within easy reach is why millions of people visit our stores over the festive period.”

Argos serves more than 123 million customers throughout its 734 stores every year, with 95 per cent of the population living less than 10 miles from an Argos store.

New team members will receive competitive rates of pay and immediate benefits of 10 per cent staff discount at Argos and 20 per cent discount at sister company Homebase. The ‘My Benefits’ scheme gives all staff exclusive savings and local discounts both online and in a variety of other high street retailers.

Successful applicants can gain valuable and transferable skills via Argos’ Open Door training system. This enables them to work through retail training modules at work, on the move or from the comfort of their own home using their smartphone, tablet or PC.

For the first time ever, colleagues will also be able to play an active role in supporting Argos’ official charity partners – Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer Scotland and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland – by undertaking training to become a Dementia Friend.

By 2015, there will be 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, with this number expected to hit two million by 2051 if no action is taken. Becoming a Dementia Friend is about understanding more about dementia, and being aware of the small things you can do to help people with the condition.

For the third consecutive year, Argos will be continuing its successful partnership with TUI UK, parent company of Thomson and First Choice, under which summer seasonal workers with the travel company can apply for roles in their local Argos store for the winter season.

Recruitment adverts are instore now. All applications must be made by visiting www.argoschristmaspresent.com