Mission: Our people are our strength and they tell us that Boots is a great place to work. We aim to always be the employer of choice, attracting and retaining the most talented and passionate people.
Our fabulous 2017 Year In Industry students climbed Snowdon a couple of weeks ago and they raised a whopping £1,365!
Well done to all of you that were involved - what amazing work!
Mobeen worked for us for nearly 20 years as a Dispenser before following her dreams and becoming a Pharmacist! Have a read of this blog to find out about Mobeen's truly inspiring story! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQD07
As the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer and one of the country’s most trusted High Street names, we’re evolving in the ever changing world of retail and the future’s looking bright.
We have over 60,000* talented colleagues working across pharmacy, optometry, in our support and distribution teams and in our 2,500* stores, plus we develop future talent on our amazing graduate and apprenticeship programmes - as well as through our award winning work experience scheme.
To help us succeed and grow the business further, we’re always looking for the best people who love driving business performance by creating those “feel good” moments for our customers and their patients.
Most importantly, we believe that whatever field you're in and at whatever level, you should be able to take ownership of your own development and progression.
Our people put their hearts into their work. That's why we've put together a benefits package and development opportunities that truly recognises and rewards their contribution.
It’s not all work, work, work here either - we’re all really proud of our charity partnerships. For example we work closely with Macmillan Cancer Support to improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer. Through this brilliant partnership, we’ve introduced specialist training for our pharmacists, healthcare colleagues and No7 beauty advisors to help deliver more ways for people affected by cancer to get information and support on the high street, in local communities and online. It’s hugely rewarding.
We also support BBC Children in Need - a cause well recognised by our customers and colleagues alike. Its aim is to help make a positive difference to children and young people, so that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.
At the heart of our business is our commitment to our customers. With our rich heritage of experience helping people look and feel good, we have had the vision to push boundaries and seek new solutions. Today, it's this same spirit that powers our business, helping us make a real difference
Now with approximately 2,500* UK stores and over 60,000* people providing legendary customer care, there is so much we offer. With a range of community, High Street and airport stores, our colleagues always find the right fit for their career and development.
But don’t just take our word for it... To find out what it’s really like to work in our stores, listen to what some of our managers have to say here.
*Figures are approximations as at 31 March 2014, with the addition of Farmacias Ahumada data at the date of its acquisition on 11 August 2014, and include associates and joint ventures.
Boots UK’s Support office is located on a 280-acre site in Nottingham and has been our home since the mid nineteenth century. when John Boot started a new business in the mid-19th century. He opened a small herbalist store on Goose Gate in 1849, from which he prepared and sold herbal remedies. Today, over 8,000 colleagues in Nottingham support the stores in business areas such as technology, brand, buying & marketing, product development and customer care. Nottingham is also home to our world leading distribution centre.
To find out more about working for us in Nottingham visit our blog www.LifeatBoots.co.uk where some of our colleagues share their own stories of their careers with us.
We aim to be the first choice for healthcare, reaching our customers and patients in new ways and with real convenience. From our local pharmacies to our largest flagship stores, from care homes, through to prison services, we aim to provide a great pharmacy experience.
Healthcare in Boots is not just about dispensing prescriptions, but also about offering expert advice to people, ensuring they get top quality care in a location that is convenient to them.
There are so many great career opportunities within pharmacy – from a trainee dispenser to a fully qualified pharmacist – we offer you the chance to be part of something a bit different. You’ll help our customers feel good whilst you develop your career – from your professional expertise to your personal experience.
The care provided in our pharmacies is everything from finding out how a patient feels or offering a friendly word of advice, and our colleague’s passion is integral to this. We let customers know that we’re there for them, when they need us. Together these elements will play a big part in making us number one for customer care.
Boots Opticians is one of the leading opticians in the UK with around 633* practices in the UK, of which around 180* are franchise operated. Around 30% of practices are located in Boots stores with the balance being standalone optical practices.
We’re really going places – we are committed to enriching the lives of every person. We are a health-led Optician, yet care about a whole lot more.
Our colleagues tell us it's a fantastic place to work and there’s genuine career progression thanks to the diversity of our practices and the variety of roles here.
We have a great development programme to help people grow their career and achieve personal goals, plus a great working environment. We’re passionate about colleague development – whether it’s progressing through our NVQ programme for Optical Consultants, joining us in a clinical role, or working in our Support Office.
We aim to be thought leaders among the optical profession and we are totally dedicated to delivering excellent Customer Care and trusted advice and enriching each and every one of our customers’ lives.
* As at 28 February 2015 excluding equity method investments.
Boots Hearingcare is the leading private hearing care provider in the UK with hearingcare services in around 430 locations.
With over 40 years experience in providing expert hearing care, Boots Hearingcare offers a large range of products in varying styles and price, meaning people can find something that’s just right for them.
With as many as one in five people struggling with their hearing, Boots Hearingcare is leading the way in helping to raise awareness of hearing health through exciting national initiatives, innovative products and ongoing care service.
I have been working at Boots full-time (More than 8 years)
great place friendly staff good hours love job
don't really have any yet apart from employ more people
Advice to Management
speak to staff more
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boots (Liverpool, England) in October 2017.
I came to Boots and waited at the back of the store to be called in by a manager, who then took me to an interview room. She was very nice and put me at ease, first asking availability. The whole of the next part was a series of questions - which was quite intense! Definitely do your research/prepare! She asked a lot in a row- It was all about skills, experience, scenarios and how you would sell your chosen product. They try and catch you out by asking questions that basically ask the same thing but worded differently, so think of a few examples. Definitely try not to rehearse too much, comes across better being relaxed and confident. Strangely I did not have to go on the shop floor, this particular manager said she didn’t want to do this exercise, I think I just got lucky! Finally she went out to photocopy my passport and when she came back she offered me the job on the spot! She said I would hear back with all the relevant information within a week - very happy! Probably one of the hardest interviews I’ve done but preparation definitely helped.
- Another interview questions: A time you had to consider a problem from a different perspective and how did you solve this? What was the outcome?
- A time you faced with a problem, how did you overcome it?