Mission: We’re a diverse business, with a clear purpose – to be a world-class digital retailer.
We exist to make good things easily accessible to more people, our department store range provides everything from clothing and footwear, the latest gadgets and ...
We’re incredibly excited to announce that last night we were crowned best employer at the Retail Week Awards 2018! Empowering our teams, supporting development and encouraging young talent – always guided by our values.
The award means so much to us, we can’t stop smiling ☺
#together #proud #ambitious #trusted #innovative
The weather may be saying winter but we've only got eyes for summer after our press breakfast last week in London. Stylists, freelancers and social influencers checked out the showcase where we shared our latest homeware drop for the high summer season. Wishing for those 'tropical daze'…
Our story began in Liverpool in the 1930s with the Littlewoods catalogue. We gave our customers the choice of shopping from the comfort of their homes and the ability to buy the products they wanted by spreading the cost. Fast forward to 2003, Littlewoods joined forces with Great Universal Stores, a fellow catalogue retailer based in Manchester, to create Shop Direct.
Since then, our business has been transformed, old-fashioned catalogue brands were merged, processes were redesigned and customer shopping experiences reimagined - and that was just scratching the surface.
In the last five years alone, we've become one of the most successful, award winning online retailers in the industry, proud home to Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com and VeryExclusive.co.uk and we're looking for people just as ambitious to join us!
The culture of Shop Direct is something you really need to experience to believe; it’s tricky to contain such energy and spirit in a couple of paragraphs of text. But, we’ll give it our best shot!
Shop Direct is a business with ambitions to become a world class digital retailer. If you don’t know this before you walk through our Head Office doors, you’ll feel it and see it the minute you do. There’s a real buzz about the place. People walk with a purpose and talk at pace. There’s an undercurrent of excitement. Because everyone who works here, knows that they’re a part of an organisation that’s really special. And that feels good!
After all, where else are you likely to be invited to fabulous fashion shows; a fun fair in the car park; summer BBQs or Nintendo Wii competitions in the office?
You see we work hard at Shop Direct but we have a lot of fun doing it. Quite simply, we love what we do and it shows.
A competitive salary and bonus are just the beginning here at Shop Direct. Our working environment puts people first, and here’s a quick rundown of all the good stuff we offer in return…
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Underpinning our purpose are our clear set of values. Developed by our colleagues who told us what motivates them and how they think we should work together to achieve our purpose and ambitions, these values are authentic to us and the DNA of our business, uniting all 4,000 people together. They’re not a pick and mix, they’re all real and relevant to everyone no matter where they fit in to our business.
People joining us are assessed and hired against our values as they form part of every-day life here . They guide us in the way we reward colleagues and above else they help us create our unique culture and environment:
Trusted: we act fairly, honestly and responsibly
Ambitious: we are the best we can be
Proud: we are proud of the part we play in people’s lives
Innovative: we thrive on new ideas and learn from our mistakes
Together: we succeed together
We recently opened a data and tech hub right in the heart of London Victoria... just 10 steps away from the tube to be precise! The 25,000 sq ft space, opened July 2017 and has the capacity for up to 250 ambitious, talented colleagues.
Our goal? To create world class shopping experiences across our consumer brands, Very.co.uk, Littlewoods and Very Exclusive.
Based in Victoria, the space reflects everything we stand for as a business. Somewhere that gives our teams the tools and space they need to collaborate, somewhere we can continue to develop the kind of innovation that makes good things easily accessible to more people.
Dont believe us? Check it out for your self below!
I have been working at Shop Direct (More than a year)
Great people, great products, great leaders, great colleague discounts! Pay and benefits are great as is the flexibility to get the job done plus lead a full life outside of work .
Going through significant transformation and change which can leave some people unsettled. Resilience required and ability to work in modern collaborative ways.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Shop Direct (Liverpool, England) in March 2017.
Assessment day- Consisted of a few of the current colleagues giving talks about various roles within the company, followed by talks about the company background, history, ethos, values etc
This is then followed by a group task, which consisted of a scenario or question that is then discussed and everyone gets involved and then findings are discussed and put together and presented back to everyone, which isn't as daunting as it sounds.
This is then followed by tours of the office buildings and the spaces, between one on one interviews with staff from the selected role you have applied for, you should by this stage know who will be interviewing you, as everyone is in the cube with you throughout the day and there is ample time to go around and network and ask plenty of questions.