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Enderby, England
10000+ employees
1982
Company - Public (NXT)
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Shops
£2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
There’s a certain type of person that thrives at Next. The ones who are excited about what they can do with their creativity. What they can do with their work. And what they can do in a workplace that makes an impact by always asking what’s ... Read more

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  • Half Year Result for 2019 ��

    ⬆️Total group sales for the 6 months to the end of July, up 3.7% year-on-year to £2.06bn
    ��Brand sales, including markdowns, up 3.8%.
    ��Profit before tax, up 2.7% to £319mln.

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    Results for the Half Year Ending July 2019

    CASH FLOW STATEMENT NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 1. Basis of preparation The Group's interim results for the 26 weeks to 27 July 2019 (prior year 26 weeks to 28 July 2018) were approved by the Board of Directors on 19 September 2019 and have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 "Interim financial reporting", as adopted by the European Union.

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It starts with you. There's a certain type of person that thrives at Next.

The ones who are excited about what they can do with their creativity. What they can do with their work. And what they can do in a workplace that makes an impact by always asking what’s next.

We’re one of the UK’s best-known brands, but when it comes to working here, we’re the industry’s best-kept secret.

Because we’re a brand that knows we only progress if our people do. From day one, you’ll make an impact. Create something new. Own a trend. Start a season.You won’t let the department you’re in de ne your everyday.

And neither will we. We’re not only retail, we’re creative, we’re technology. We’ve made sure the only part of us that’s consistent, is that we’re constantly evolving.

We want to make you excited about both your future, and ours. Because we’ll never stop asking, ‘What’s next?’

Our People

Highlights

• NEXT employs over 40,000 people globally

• 44% of NEXT plc Board directors and 47% of our senior leadership team are female

• Around 19,000 employees participated in Company pension schemes

• Around 9,600 employees held options or awards in over 6.6 million NEXT plc shares

• New Mental Wellbeing programme launched in 2018


Our Approach

To encourage a successful business, it is important to create an environment that enables us to attract and retain the right people to work at every level throughout NEXT.

These are people who are committed to working together and who support our business approach of honesty, respect and encouragement. Our priority is to provide an environment where our workforce is:

• Supported and respected

• Treated fairly and taken care of

• Listened to

• Motivated to achieve their full potential

We are committed to achieving excellence in the areas of health and safety, wellbeing and the protection of our workforce in their working environment. Find out more here 

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING STRATEGY

The raw materials used in our products come from the world’s natural resources and we are committed to responsible sourcing. We believe it is important that the raw materials used in our products are sourced in a way that respects the people, animals and environment in our supply chain.

During 2018 we sourced over 200 million NEXT branded products from over 40 countries. We use a large variety of raw materials in our products and are committed to building full transparency to trace the raw materials we use back to source. The main raw materials used in our products are cotton, wool, manmade cellulosic (such as viscose), polyester, timber and leather.

We recognise these materials can have wide ranging environmental and social risks associated with their production and extraction. As part of our new strategy, we are training our product teams and we will work with our suppliers to help reduce the impact of manufacturing processes on the environment and on the health of those working and living in communities around our production sites.

Further details on our strategy can be found here.




Employee Wellbeing

In 2018 we launched a new Mental Wellbeing Charter aimed to improve the way we identify and help those suffering from mental ill health. In 2017 we partnered with experts in the field to help us develop and launch the Charter which was endorsed at Board level. 

Next Mental Wellbeing Charter

When we talk about mental wellbeing we mean ‘where you are able to achieve your potential, cope with normal day to day pressures, thrive and be productive in all aspects of your life’.

Find out more here.

Where we've come from... 

The Next retail was launched in February 1982 and the first store opened with an exclusive coordinated collection of stylish clothes, shoes and accessories for women. With collections for men, children and the home quickly following. 

Back in 1988 the groundbreaking mail order operation Next Directory launched with a hardback book containing 350 pages, creating the blueprint for catalogue retailing. Since then the brand has evolved and with the introduction of online shopping in 1999 and the entire book became available to shop from on the internet, page by page – another first in home shopping in the UK. Today Next have over 4.9 million active online customers in 74 countries across the globe. 

Over the last few years several larger format fashion and home stores have opened across the UK. In August 2011, Next opened its first combined fashion, home and garden store at Shoreham-by-Sea. 2014 saw the opening of 2 further large home and fashion stores which were built from the ground up. Today Next trades from more than 500 stores in the UK and Eire and around 200 stores in 40 countries overseas.

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  • Featured Review

    "Glad to be at NEXT. Top brand name. Exciting future"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Developer
    Recommends

    I have been working at next full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Induction was handled very well by a very competent HR team.
    A forward thinking organisation that is finding success by embracing modern technologies.
    Lack of red tape which is empowering (if handled with diligence and care).

    Cons

    Not very rich in system documentation. But adequately supported by colleagues with extensive and in-depth knowledge.

    The location is a bit remote. But adequate public transport connections and easy short commute.

    Advice to Management

    Please implement Work From Home sooner rather than later. This will improve staff throughput and retention.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at next (Leicester, England) in March 2019.

    Interview

    The interview process is a long process but you tend to get responses fairly quickly! The team are really friendly and each part of the process is really well explained.

    Interview Questions

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