Primark Jobs Application Form
Primark is a well known budget fashion retailer, with 157 stores in the UK (London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Wakefield, Cardiff, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Sunderlandand and many other locations.) Primark states that it offers a fast paced and dynamic working environment. Its staff describe the company culture as demanding, fun and friendly and say that hard work and effort are rewarded.
How to apply
Primark operates an online job search facility. To access it, you should visit primark.co.uk, click on the Recruitment section and then on the Jobs tab. You can then choose the type of role in which you are interested to find out more.
To submit an application, you should click on the vacancy and you will be taken to an online application process. At this point, you will be asked to provide some personal details, your education and work history and some information on why you would be an ideal candidate for the company.
You can also follow Primark careers on Twitter to be first to apply for the vacancies.
You may want to apply in person in that case you should visit the store where you wish to work and ask for an application form or ways to apply. You should have an example of your CV before going to to store along with a covering letter.
If you are invited to attend an interview, you should be ready to talk about how you communicate with team members and customers. You will also be asked to describe the kind of work you have done in the past and if you have worked in a busy team environment before. You should emphasise your customer services skills, your ability to work under pressure and how you pay attention to detail to get things right first time.
You may also be asked how you would see your career developing with Primark so make sure that have an answer prepared.
Primark generally pays its store staff at National Minimum Wage level. Other benefits offered by the company include a pension scheme, child care vouchers and structured training and development opportunities. If you climb to the management tiers, you can also receive health insurance and an annual bonus.
The company offers three career paths: retail store sales, retail management and head office. Its most common vacancy is in retail sales, where you would be expected to organise stock and provide an excellent customer service experience. For its permanent vacancies, the company generally asks for two years of experience, ideally within retail.
All new staff are provided with a full induction programme and will then receive tailored training in line with discussions on their desired career. As part of its development programme, Primark offers NVQs in administration, customer service, leading teams and management.
Primark states that it is committed to offering career opportunities and that it has plenty of examples of staff who have climbed the career ladder. The most popular career move is from retail assistant through to deputy and store manager for those with ambition and potential.
23 days’ holiday (increasing to 25 days after 3 years’ service)Health insurance (Assistant Manager level and above)Bonus scheme (Deputy Manager and above)Buying & Merchandising
20 days’ holiday (increasing to 23 days after 3 years’ service)Flexi-time schemeHealth insurance (Assistant Buyer level and above)Bonus scheme (Buyer level and above)Retail assistants
Variety of shift patterns available to suit your lifestyle.Competitive salaryClick here to download Primark job application form.