Global Stores

You’ll find WHSmith in over 20 countries worldwide.

Airports, shopping malls, hospitals, universities – we have over 180 sites in all kinds of places. Together, they give us exposure to over 1.6 billion people per year.

As in the UK, most stores focus on news, books and convenience products. However, we tailor each format for the country it’s in, to meet the needs of the local market. Store layouts, fixtures, product ranges – everything is chosen to reflect the location.

Stores may be run directly, through joint ventures or franchise partnerships.

As you’ll see from the map, our global hubs include Europe, Middle East/India, Asia Pacific & China and Australia. With our international businesses more successful than ever, there’s great scope for growth – and you can be part of it.

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WHSmith Global Store jobs

To gain an understanding of the types of roles we have in our stores across the globe, please see the selection of example job titles in the list below.

If you are interested in finding out more about the jobs we have available in a specific location, please click on the relevant region on the green panel below. Currently our internationally based jobs are not available via the main Job Search and Apply page on this website, so please use the relevant email address to contact one of our locally based colleagues.

If you let them know the type of job you are interested in and where you are based, they will be in touch to let you know about any relevant vacancies that we may have in your area.

  • Asia Pacific & China
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Middle East/India
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Asia Pacific & China

Fiji was the first country in Asia Pacific to have a WHSmith store. It was followed by Malaysia, Indonesia and most recently, the Philippines. Our partnership in China started in 2012. We now have five stores at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.

If you’d like to join us in one of our stores in Asia Pacific or China, please send your CV to recruitmentteam@whsmith.co.uk and tell us which store or country interests you. Our Recruitment team will soon be in touch.

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Australia

In 2010, we opened our first Australian store in Melbourne Airport. Since then, we’ve expanded rapidly, opening stores in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and across other parts of Queensland and New South Wales. As well as WHSmith branded stores based in Australian airports, stations and universities, we also operate under other brands - Zoodle (for the younger traveller) and Gadget Shop (electronic accessories, technology and gifts). Then there’s Fresh+, our hospital food outlets. Acquisitions make up another exciting part of our Australian business. Since 2010, we’ve bought the following brands which operate as franchises - Supanews, Wild Card & Gift and Kenny’s Cardiology.

Want to work with us down under? Send your CV to recruitment@whsmith.com.au and let us know which store or region interests you. Our Recruitment team will soon be in touch.
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Europe

Our first store outside of the UK, opened in Paris in 1903 and is still open today! Since then, we’ve set up shop in Denmark, Gibraltar, Ireland and Sweden too. And Germany, Spain, Norway and Malta joined the list in 2016. We now have over 35 stores in nine different countries.

Want to work in one of our European stores? Send your CV to recruitmentteam@whsmith.co.uk and tell us which store or country interests you. Our Recruitment team will soon be in touch.
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Middle East/India

In 2010, we got our first international franchise partner - a store in Muscat, Oman. We now have over 75 stores throughout the Middle East and India. Locations include Kuwait, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan.

If you’re keen to work in one of our stores in the Middle East or India, please send your CV to recruitmentteam@whsmith.co.uk and don’t forget to let us know which store or country interests you. Our Recruitment team will soon be in touch.