International

Australia, Denmark, Russia - just three of the 20+ countries where you’ll find a WHSmith store.

In recent years, our International business has boomed. We now have over 180 overseas sites, with many more in the pipeline. You’ll find us at airports, stations, hospitals and shopping malls all over the world, with stores run directly, through joint ventures or via ‘Franchise Partnership’ models. It’s an exciting part of the company that’s very much open to growth. That makes it a great option for ambitious, go-getting folk.

The International team is based in our Travel Head Office in London. Here, they provide UK-based support for WHSmith stores around the globe. This involves getting the best from suppliers and using our brand and scale to secure the very best deals. The team also maintains relationships with a range of different stakeholders. They include franchisees, partners and wholesalers, based in the UK and abroad. Strong connections give us the best chance of scoping, negotiating and delivering new store opportunities.

The development process is another key task for the team. Our experts make sure it always goes smoothly, from market due diligence to the acquisition of retail sites. Challenges such as this – plus the fast-changing environment – mean our people have to be hard working and extremely motivated. Want to join us? Strong commercial acumen and a love of results will certainly help you thrive. Natural people skills will also go a long way to helping you make an impact. With the chance to travel abroad to work with our international partners, who knows where you could land next?

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There’s lots of reasons to join our team. If you’d like to get a better understanding of some of the benefits available to you or to learn more about our excellent training, please click on the quick links below. You can also take a shortcut to an overview of our application process.

Our benefits

Our
benefits

Our benefits include everything you’d expect and a few perks that might surprise you!

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Learning & Development

Learning &
Development

There are no limits to where your talent and drive can take you with our training programmes.

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Application process

Application
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WHSmith International jobs

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