Debenhams now recruiting for nearly 50 Christmas jobs at Sunderland store - here's how you can apply

Debenhams is looking for up to 48 new members of staff to work in its Sunderland store this Christmas.

Monday, 1st October 2018, 12:11 pm
Updated Monday, 1st October 2018, 12:17 pm
Debenhams is now recruiting staff for the busy Christmas period at it's Sunderand store in The Bridges

The retailer says the new staff are wanted at its store in The Bridges to "help deliver the perfect shopping experience and encourage shoppers to ‘do a bit of Debenhams’."

They will work on the sales floor during the store’s busiest times including Black Friday, Christmas and the Boxing Day sales. Successful applicants will start mid-November and work until the beginning of January.

Mike Booth, store manager at Debenhams Sunderland, said: "Christmas is our busiest time of year. We begin planning months before the festivities start to make sure we deliver the high level of service that customers expect from Debenhams.

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"Our sales colleagues play an important role in not only helping shoppers find the right item but also making sure that they have an enjoyable experience instore – they are a vital part of making sure that everyone has the best Debenhams experience possible."

The retailer says it is keen to hear from candidates who want to join a great team, have a strong ‘can-do’ approach and are eager to learn the ropes. Previous retail experience is not essential – Debenhams has in fact more recently looked to the hospitality industry for skills, experience and candidates that are fun, sociable and have a genuine love of shopping.

Mr Booth added: "Many colleagues who join us over this period stay on as permanent members of the team, so it’s a great opportunity for candidates to apply at this crucial time in the recruitment calendar."

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