Carpetright is one of the UK’s leading flooring and bed providers. Since our launch 30 years ago we have grown into an international retailer, operating in four territories the UK, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and Belgium. As an employer that promotes flexible working, we want to make the most of your ambition, passion and personality.
With a history spanning 30 years, everything you walk on or sleep on, we sell. From carpets to artificial grass, rugs and even beds, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is to deliver excellent customer service by making it easy for our customers to transform their homes.
We understand that every individual is unique and promote flexible working and equality in the workplace. There is plenty of opportunity to succeed and thrive at Carpetright; whether you’re a store colleague, a buyer, or part in the marketing department, there’s always a new idea just waiting to be developed by a talented member of staff.
Everything you want from a retail career and more can be found with us.
Our commitment to our customers and our colleagues is central to everything we do. We employ over 2,500 people across our organisation, including in our 320+ stores, who work hard to deliver excellent customer service.
We’re committed to taking the basic skills from everyone and transforming each into an unbeatable, knowledgeable and professional team member. Simply put, we want everyone to reach their full potential.
From before you begin – to day one and beyond – you will have access to our learning tools. This is just a taste of the kind of skills development, support and training you will receive from us, every day you work here.
The two most important things to us are our Customers and our Colleagues; these are what have made us the market leader in what we do. If you are passionate, friendly and put the customer at the heart of everything you do you’ll fit right in.
Our CEO, Wilf Walsh, is an ambassador for the Retail Week Be Inspired campaign, which is an initiative to inspire and promote the careers of successful female retail leaders. It’s also important to us that all colleagues are treated with the respect that they deserve and so we continually evaluate our HR policies – and we have recently strengthened our maternity and paternity payments. We invest in skills, develop people and reward well. We work hard, we play hard, we all pull together to help – it’s the people that make Carpetright!
With over 320 stores across the UK, we aim to create a culture where our employees can develop and be valued for their strengths.
Retail is changing, and we want to ensure we change with the times by offering flexible opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want to attract a diverse talent pool which reflects the communities we work in.
From flexible working hours to job sharing, Carpetright wants to ensure we continue to create an agile workforce. We already have many of our employees on flexible working patterns, with options such as part time working, or working at the weekend and having 2 days off during the week, if full time work is important to you.
We care about being a supportive place for our employees to work and a welcoming place for all our customers to invest. We’re proud that all our colleagues earn at least National Living Wage, regardless of their age and that we are out performing the retail sector when it comes to the gender pay gap. We’re not resting on our laurels though; it remains high on our agenda to keep closing the gap.
We’re not just about great salaries. We’ve also set out to offer the kind of benefits that show how much we care about our employee’s:
…to name but a few
We’d like to introduce you to Abbie Day who recently returned to Carpetright’s Store Support Office after a year of maternity leave. Abbie has been with us for five years and we caught up to see how she’s adjusting to working and being a new mum.
“One of my responsibilities is to make internal communications to the retail teams engaging; it’s our job to communicate everything that the stores need to know outside of marketing, whether that is sales, promotions, company news, policies or procedures. We also share business updates and encourage colleagues to engage with promotions.
“The best part about returning to work is that you get to feel like yourself again; I’m more than just a mummy. It’s also really refreshing to have something else to focus on, it’s a nice break from just thinking about my daughter and her needs! I was slightly apprehensive about coming back to new faces and getting back into the swing of things, but it’s been absolutely fine. I’m naturally very organised, so I do feel on top of my work-life balance.
“I have been really fortunate in that my manager, Jon, was really flexible with my working hours, which he let me choose. We trust each other and I feel really comfortable with how we’ve arranged everything. I’ve gone from working five days a week to three days.
“In my free time I enjoy spending time with my little family, as well as doing hair for friends and family, I used to work in a hairdressers when I was younger, so I’m always being asked for favours!
“If I had to choose another career, I think I’d quite like to be a Midwife. I am fascinated by babies and the labour process, or, I’d also like to work in social care.”