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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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  • We recently closed our stores temporarily and to ensure the safety of all our staff we have now closed our Online, Warehouse and Distribution operations until further notice. We know you will understand why we have had to close at this time and we want to say a huge Thank You to our NEXT family - we hope you all remain safe and healthy. #lifeatnext

  • Although we are experiencing times of uncertainty, we wanted to share our Full Year Results from January 2019 - January 2020 📊 We are very proud of what our people have achieved and how they are adapting in these challenging times. Headlines: NEXT Brand full price sales were up +4.0% ⬆️ Brand total sales were up +3.5% on last year ✅ Group profit before tax was up +0.8% 👍 Earnings Per Share (EPS) were up +5.6% on last year. ✍️ Group profit of £728.5m was just ahead of the guidance of £727m 📰 In the months ahead there will be many challenges to the way we work as the pandemic develops and we are putting plans in place to protect our employees, comply with differing levels of Government restrictions and cope with illness throughout the business. To see the full report, follow the link here - https://www.nextplc.co.uk/

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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.

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 

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.

TECH AT NEXT

 

You could help us make Next the most innovative, digital and profitable retailer in the world.

 

Technology drives what we do. Plain and simple. We have a dedicated team of over 700 people in our IT teams and they've helped us create one of the most viewed retail websites in Europe.

 

We're committed to staying ahead, which means all our IT solutions are developed in-house. And that’s where you come in! The environment is always changing, it’s a fast-paced industry and we want brilliant people to combine with the latest technology to help us define what's next.

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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    Pros

    Great varied work in a fast paced environment with challenges and recognition for hard work.
    Forward thinking business looking to innovate both in technologies and in working practices.
    There is always something going on at head office such as Christmas markets, charity days, bake sales, product launches and themed days (peppa pig visited the nursery a few months ago).
    On site nursery
    Flexible working hours
    Additional holiday available to buy
    Share schemes
    Continual investment into head office - refurb of already impressive restaurant, additional parking being added, joining offices by building bridges to connect departments to aid collaboration (

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day to work on all the innovative projects.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in technologies and working practices, these improvements are making a great place to work an amazing place to work.

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    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at next (Enderby, England) in January 2019.

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