April 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm #33560
Company Overview: Primark started as â€˜Penneysâ€™ in Dublin and 1969 and now has over 250 stores across the UK and Europe. Primark is a fashion retailer and also sells a range of home ware products. Itâ€™s well known for its value, offering customers great prices without compromising on fashion.
Primark takes its ethical responsibilities seriously and operates under the Associated British Foods (ABF) whose core values are: taking care of our people, being good neighbours and fostering ethical business relationships. They have also taken action on reducing waste by replacing their plastic bags with paper bags.
Primark works with a number of charities and community projects, and has plans to expand Primark on a large scale.
How to apply
The â€˜Careersâ€™ link at the bottom of their website http://www.primark.com takes you to some information about working for Primark on the left panel, and you can â€˜search and applyâ€™ for their latest vacancies. There is the option to register with the website, or you can simply view the latest vacancies. The â€˜search and applyâ€™ link will bring you to a number of search criteria such as job type and location. Entering nothing will bring you to a full list of their vacancies and their location together with contract type. Clicking on each job position ID will bring you to a job description and what they are looking for from applicants.
Do your research about Primark before the interview, and visit one of their stores so that you get a feel for their products and the fast paced working environment. Be enthusiastic at the interview and think of lots of examples of your previous experience in customer care, and what you learned from this.
Primark have produced some helpful advice about preparing for an interview with them on the left hand panel of their â€˜Careersâ€™ part of the website. They may conduct a telephone interview prior to a face to face interview, and they may also invite you to one of their selection events. Interviews will consist of competency based and motivational questions and they give examples of this on their website. Itâ€™s important to stress what your responsibilities were and how your actions led to a successful outcome. If asked about what you find difficult about your current role, be positive about the company you work for.
Lastly, Primark receives lots of job applications so think about what makes you stand out and how you will be a great addition to the company.
Salary ranges arenâ€™t specified on their jobs website, but think about this before the interview and let the interviewer bring up this topic first.
The benefits of working for Primark include:
- Salaries are reviewed annually
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Pension scheme
- Health insurance
- Bonus scheme
- Flexi-time for Head Office functions
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