Why WHSmith?

Develop your career in a global organisation that’s constantly innovating.

Everybody knows WHSmith. We’re one of the UK’s oldest retailers (established in 1792), and you more than likely grew up with a High Street store nearby. What you may not know is that we’re constantly innovating and expanding on an incredible global scale. Our Group profits and share prices have consistently increased over the last ten years, helping us to outperform most other major retailers.

Today, you’ll find us in many travel locations including railway and bus stations, airports and hospitals to name but a few, as well as locations worldwide. We serve hundreds of millions of customers every year and 59% of the UK population visit a WHSmith store each year. Our secret is simple – a progressive attitude.

We’re constantly exploring ways to improve and grow our operation, from partnerships (e.g. with the Post Office) to acquisitions (such as Funky Pigeon). This approach means our business is full of opportunities. Fast-paced and commercial, it suits hard-working creative thinkers. If you’re motivated and resilient, there’s no limit to how far you can go. We’ll give you the freedom and responsibility to make decisions that drive our business. Deliver results and your career can grow very quickly. That’s why so many people choose to stay with the business. With our belief in promoting from within, they can take on different roles and gain wide-ranging experience.

Join us, and you’ll have support and an amazing team behind you. In fact, in a survey of the UK’s ten friendliest companies, WHSmith came second. Our various training programmes help our people learn and develop more quickly.

Find out more information about our Retail Academy.

You’ll find our people live and breathe our values, which encourage Accountability, Drive for Results, Customer Focus and Valuing our People. At WHSmith we want everybody to be treated fairly, with respect and be given the opportunity to be involved in the business’s success. We believe peoples’ differences should be valued and recognised in everything that we do. So we attract and develop the best talent, with an aim of including the broadest range of people and perspectives within the organisation.

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