B&Q Overview

  • www.bandqcareers.com
  • Chandler's Ford, United Kingdom
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1969
  • Company - Private
  • Home Centres & Hardware/DIY Shops
  • $2 to $5 billion (USD)

CompetitorsTesco, Homebase Limited, Wickes
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Thanks for your interest in joining B&Q. Due to adopting new ways of working encompassing social distancing measures, we’re only recruiting in a few stores right now, If you’re interested in a temporary role as a Customer Advisor (hours and shifts will vary, store by store) ...
Mission: We believe anyone can improve their home to make life better.

B&Q Reviews

3.5
65%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
Approve of CEO
Graham Bell
Graham Bell
371 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 10 years

"Great company"

Nov 12, 2021 - Unit Manager in Nottingham, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Autonomy, engagement, variety and enjoyment of role.

Cons

Retail trading hours, great if you like flexibility and need to do things in the week. At best alternative weekends, but usually every other Sunday and 3out of 4 Saturdays.

Advice to Management

Keep supporting and developing our team so that we continue to be successful.
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Diversity & Inclusion at B&Q

3.8
(505 reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

We believe in creating an environment where our people can grow, thrive, and truly be themselves. We respect and celebrate differences. That’s what makes us stronger. We believe all our people should feel included and comfortable working here. And we do everything we can to make sure they do. To

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B&Q Interviews

Experience
Positive73%
Negative12%
Neutral15%
Getting an Interview
Applied online92%
In Person2%
Employee Referral2%
Difficulty
2.5
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  1. Trading Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at B&Q (United Kingdom)

    Interview

    First of all i completed a video interview, followed by an online questionnaire, I then attended a face to face interview. I was asked to prepare a swot analysis of my local store. This was then followed up with a 2nd face to face interview.
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Company Updates

January 21, 2022
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Working with our charity partner Shelter, we have launched our 'Break the Mould' campaign. Together we are highlighting the dangers of mould in the home and how to get rid of it. Designer and presenter Whinnie Williams explains what you can do tackle mould in your own home. As part of this campaign, B&Q and its suppliers will also be donating mould busting kits, complete with HG Mould Spray, Unibond Aero 360, Unibond ReNEW Sealant and Dulux Mould Shield paint, to help Shelter continue its important work at eight Shelter hubs across the country. #BreakTheMould #TogetherWeCan
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September 16, 2021
Last week, on behalf of B&Q, our People Director Andy Moat proudly accepted our Silver award as part of the MOD's Employer Recognition Scheme. The ceremony was attended by local employers, serving members of the armed forces and local Reservists, and held on HMS King Alfred in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Andy shared his thoughts about the event: "It was really quite humbling to receive this award, meet the serving members of our forces and reservists, listen to their experiences and hear how much the Armed Forces Covenant means to them. At B&Q we’re launching our new Armed Forces Colleague Network soon, so we’re excited to start doing more to support our forces communities and colleagues.” Huge thanks to all our B&Q armed-forces veterans, Reservists, Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers, and forces families. We couldn't have achieved this without you! Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant and Employer Recognition Scheme https://lnkd.in/d2RXu_4 #SilverERS21
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B&Q Awards & Accolades

  • Silver AwardArmed Forces Covenant2021
  • Bronze AwardUK Ministry of Defence2020

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