Mission: We create good homes by making home improvement accessible for everyone.
Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#41)
I have been working at B&Q full-time (More than 8 years)
Plenty of opportunity to develop yourself, welcoming and friendly staff atmosphere, loads of learning material for those who wish to read it, very encouraging team briefs, great support from certain management, all employees are like a big family.
Working 3 saturdays out of 4, 9pm finishes for half the year, Christmas rota allowances change every year, holidays for following year are open to book from previous October ( can be hard to plan so far in advance).
Advice to Management
Staff will land the plan if you look after the staff but over all management is very supportive.
I applied online. I interviewed at B&Q (Sheffield, England) in September 2017.
Had a brief phone interview, followed by a group assessment in shop. The latter involved everyone introducing themselves, a team building exercise (a tower out of straws, paper and sellotape), speaking to customers under supervision and then practicing product selling with the group. The hardest out of these was the product selling as I was nervous and didn't know much about the item. Approaching customers on the shop floor was quite daunting but not as bad as I thought it would be. The successful people went on to have one-on-two interviews.