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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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  • Come see what the new world of Next IT is like during Covid-19 and how our people all over the country are adapting their work and life at Next. In this series we will take you behind the scenes, show you how our teams are evolving and their experience is on working remotely and in lockdown. Tune in every Saturday evening on our YouTube channel as we'll be bringing you a NEW episode of the IT Lockdown Chat. And don't forget to SUBSCRIBE why you are there! https://www.youtube.com/lifeatnext

  • Pride Month 2020, is going to very different from any other year because of the the global pandemic of Covid-19. But that's not going to stop Next celebrating with it's LGBT+ employees! We're still going to be celebrating and supporting the LGBT+ community throughout June 2020 in a safe and fun way. Next will not be able to physically celebrate Pride events in 2020 but will still want people to bring their whole selves to Next so they can build stronger relationships and grow! Pride at Next was launched back in 2019 and the purpose is to empower LGBT Plus individuals to collaborate and share experiences to ensure that they can be the very best they can and achieve their full potential in a positive and supportive working environment. For more information on how we support our LGBT+ communities and to gets support yourself, visit: https://pride.go.next

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Proud to be a Developer

Next IT is growing! And we want .Net and Mainframe Developers to come grow with us. And here's the really exciting bit... Next are now offering flexible working options including home working.

We already have a dedicated team of over 700 people in our IT department - designing, developing and supporting all of our business applications and infrastructure in house, making us quite unusual for the retail sector.

Our IT teams work with different technologies and programming languages. We’re going through a huge change and we need the best team with us who are committed to driving our systems forward.

We have teams based at our Head Office in Enderby, Leicester and in our distribution hubs in Elmsall and Doncaster. But like we said we're offering lots more flexibility so you can work and have a lifestyle that works for you. 

You'll support the different exciting areas of the business from building one of the biggest retail websites in Europe to writing the code that runs our warehouse systems that deliver all over the globe. Each team looks for a slightly different skill set depending on what projects we are running and tech we are using!

Proud of our People.

Here are some stats and how we want the right people in order to grow the business and themselves. 

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.

We launched our 'Wellbeing at Home' hub to help support our people with their mental wellbeing during Covid-19 and beyond.

https://wellbeing.go.next/

It's a big part of our culture at Next and of course we don’t want this to stop because everyone is at home.

The hub is somewhere that our employees and families can access lots of different guides, videos, hints and tips. It will keep on growing, full of employee recommendations and is free. 

Our Wellebing Journey

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.

Life in Distribution

We’ve reworked our warehouses to create even safer spaces for our people to work in during Covid-19.

We've been working tirelessly to implement lots of new measures for our staff that want to come and work. It's important to us... and we know that it's important to you.

We want our people to feel safe, work safe and are safe. We've put additional social distancing measures in our warehouses to ensure that are staff are always 2 metres apart.

This includes staggered entry and a mone way system in warehouse aisles to ensure there's no crossover of staff. We've made sure there's extra sanitiser for all our warehouse people, we have installed new sinks so people can frequently wash their hands and extra seating in the staff rest areas that are at least 2 metres apart.

For a closer look click here: https://www.next.co.uk/covid-19

Students and Graduates Walk this Way!

We’re growing and want you to be part of our Trainee and Graduate teams in Buying, Merchandising, IT and Design.

We want people who have a real passion and pride for their work and aren’t fazed by a fast paced and agile environment.

It’s not all one sided, we help people find and develop their skills in an environment where they can flourish.

You’ll be a huge part of the team, someone that will have input right from day one. You’ll be able to learn from some of the best minds in their industry, while meeting some pretty cool people who all have a voice and want to see you achieve. Based in the heart of the UK at our Leicester Head Office campus, you’ll help to shape one of the countries best known retailers.

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    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Enderby, England
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    I have been working at next full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, home working, flexibility, childcare, staff discount.
    Really good bunch of people with a positive attitude in a positive team environment. Really enjoyed working here, had to leave due to family circumstances. Would go back given the opportunity.

    Cons

    No real negatives, if your good at your job & have a positive attitude towards the work.

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    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at next (Leicester, England) in March 2020.

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    I had a telephone conversation with the Senior Development Project Manager and Development Project Manager. As I had previously already worked for the company and the department, the phone conversation was about how the department had changed in the time I had been away.

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