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Boots Overview

Nottingham, England
10000+ employees
1849
Company - Private
Pharmacies & Health Shops
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Here at Boots UK we’ve been looking and feeling good for 165 years.
We’re one of the oldest and most trusted names on the British High Street and our roots have been firmly based in Nottingham from day one – starting with a small store ... Read more

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.

Company Updates

  • Last month, we were delighted to host a special event to celebrate our longest serving colleagues, who have become members of our 50 Year Club.

    The eight new members along with their guests were invited to Nottingham for a tour of our Beeston site followed by an evening at the historic Boot family home to celebrate the new members of the club as well as recognising the continued commitment of its founding members. The club, now in its second year, has a total of 28 members from across the UK, ranging from pharmacy technicians to customer assistants and store managers.

    You can read the full story here - http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQGBg #LetsFeelGood

    Boots 50 Year Club 2018 - Boots Jobs - Career Opportunities with Boots

    "Celebrating 50 years of employment is an amazing achievement, especially when remaining loyal to one company throughout. Our colleagues are at the very heart of our business, and we know that our success is based on the care that each colleague demonstrates for each other and for their communities.

  • Are you 16+ and thinking about the next steps for your career? If you love to help people and want to make a difference within your community then a career in pharmacy could be the perfect prescription for you.

    Our Pharmacy Advisor Apprenticeship programme will help you work confidently across all dispensary and healthcare areas of the business, making a difference to our customers and patients and you'll come out with a Pharmacy Advisor qualification at the end!

    We have nationwide placements available, with more locations coming soon. Click here to apply - http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQpYk

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Boots – Why Work For Us?


Worker Privacy Policy

Privacy at Boots

As a Boots Worker , you already know the importance of protecting our customers’ privacy and personal information, but our responsibility doesn’t end there; it extends to your personal information too.

From your very first day as a Boots Worker to your last, and even after you’ve left, we use information about you to help us manage your employment and run our business. Without your personal information Boots couldn’t fulfil its duties as an employer so we can’t always give you the same choice we give our customers about their information. That makes it all the more important for us to give you confidence that your information is in safe hands and set clear expectations about privacy in the workplace.

This policy tells you the type of information we hold, how we use it and how that might affect your privacy.

Our Promise to You

We make the same promise to our Workers that we make to our customers: “Boots is committed to protecting your privacy. We believe in using your personal information to make things simpler and better for our Workers and our customers. We will always keep your personal information safe and will never sell it to third parties. We’ll be clear and open with you about why we collect your personal information and how we use it. Where you have choices, we’ll explain them to you and respect your wishes.”

Who’s in control of your information?

Throughout this Policy, ‘we’ or ‘Boots’ means companies within the Walgreens Boots Alliance group, including subsidiaries, affiliates, joint ventures and franchises, and we may share your personal information between those companies both within and outside Europe, for the purposes described in this policy.

Whenever and however we use your information, we keep in mind that first and foremost it is your personal information, and we aim to minimise any impact on your privacy. We only share your information where we genuinely need to do so and with appropriate protections in place, and we will never use it for marketing without your consent

A role within our Supply Chain can be truly rewarding. You'll be part of an operation that not only gets products on to our shelves in store but also services some vulnerable members of the community. 

Portia loves that she can make a real difference in her role in Supply Chain, especially when it combines her passion for the environment.

We asked Neeta why she's loved working in an airport store for 25 years.

Hands up if your team play a huge part in motivating you and helping you achieve your goals.

Boots Reviews

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    Pros

    I worked at Boots St Helens Merseyside between November 2017 and January 2018 and I had a really good time there. The staff were brilliant, friendly and helpful., including the Manager. I received a present on leaving and it was quite emotional. I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute. They all supported me with regards to my application for my current role with public services. I would definitely recommend working at Boots, St Helens ! One of the members of staff had been there for over 20 years and was still eager, loyal and really nice !

    Cons

    No cons whatsoever as there is nothing to improve

    Advice to Management

    Carry on the very good work

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Boots Photos

Boots photo of: Merry Christmas!
Boots photo of: The Recruitment Service Centre having some Halloween fancy dress fun today!
Boots photo of: Our Recruitment Team celebrating their Best Of The Best Award!
Boots photo of: Today we got to try out lots of tasty new food that might be appearing in our Nottingham Support Office canteen soon!
Boots photo of: The bareMinerals team joined us today in Nottingham Support Office and we got to try out their new BarePro foundation!
Boots photo of: Our lovely No7 team at their Support Office event to celebrate the launch of the No7 Lift and Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation.
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Boots Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Boots (Nottingham, England) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied direct with cv and covering letter after seeing vacancy advertised on Boots careers. Contacted by a recruiter, who suggested I consider a different vacant role instead of the one I'd applied for. Said I wanted a marketing role. Invited to a first round interview, which include a maths and competency test, as well as a competency based interview, and CV walk through. Invited to a second interview approximately 2 weeks later with a different, more senior manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of when you challenged the status quo at work   Answer Question
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Boots Awards & Accolades

  • Stars Awards, Retail Week Rising, 2014
  • RAD Awards Best use of social media in recruitment, RADs, 2014
  • Best use of social media in recruitment, CIPD, 2014
  • Innovation in Online Recruitment, Recruiter, 2014
  • Top 300 Graduate Employers, The Guardian, 2014
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