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Store Manager Designate - Southampton/Salisbury Area
Are you an experienced Coffee or Catering Manager? Could you be a future leader of one of the UK’s oldest retailers? As a Designate, you’ll be allocated to one of our top-performing High Street stores and fully trained before taking on a store of your own as soon as a role arises. With locations across the Southampton and Salisbury areas, it’s a great way to start your journey with us!Apply Now
Hear from our people
In every role I’ve had, it’s been a steep learning curve. However, I’ve learned so much, it’s made me want to stay. The opportunities are there for the taking if you work hard and have the right attitude.
I started in 2000 as a Junior Designer. Promotions followed, to Web Manager and then Head of Content & Web. There have been so many opportunities that have helped me progress.
WHSmith is a brand you can be proud to work for, with a great supporting structure. The business wants you to succeed and be the best you can be. There’s support there if you want to progress, but be prepared to push yourself.
Throughout my career, people have supported my progression. You don’t need qualifications to advance - you just need self-belief.
At WHSmith you are given huge autonomy, the opportunity to shape your career, make a difference and deal with any challenges head on.
The breadth of experience has helped me progress. If you push yourself, you’ll never get bored!
To succeed, you have to be capable of driving the WHSmith agenda. Take ownership. Make a difference. Think customer.