We are really proud to announce the launch of Chatty Café in our very own Gran Café in Selfridges Birmingham!
Every Wednesday we will designate one table to be a Chatter & Natter table. This means that customers who fancy a chat, feel a little lonely or want to have a cuppa with a stranger, have the space and opportunity to do so - who doesn't love a good natter every once in a while?
Further to this, Selfridges Birmingham are going to be replicating this in their team member canteen to encourage people to have a chat over lunch with someone they haven't met before.
Sometimes, simply talking, even if it's just a general chat, can really help to lift someone who might be feeling lonely or suffering with a problem in silence. We really look forward to seeing people make use of the space, so please feel welcome to do so next time you're in store on a Wednesday!
Organised by our Green Warriors, team members from across the business spent a full day cleaning the beach at Erith Yacht Club, and what an eye opening experience it was! They collected 286 plastic bottles along with hundreds more bottle tops and plastic straws. Some of their more unusual finds included: 1 full car bumper, 2 handbags and lots of coconuts (yes, coconuts!).
Our Green Warriors do so much to help us drive our sustainability agenda, Buying Better, Inspiring Change. Not only do they take part in regular beach cleans like the one you see here, they help us make changes as a business too. Did you know that it was our Green Warriors who came up with the idea of recycling coffee cups to create our iconic yellow Selfridges bags?
SELFRIDGES ALUMNI - WE WANT YOU! Yesterday we launched our very first Selfridges Alumni newsletter and we're really excited about it! We understand that your career is a journey, and our former team members are still very much a part of our story.
If you're a former team member and you'd like to be kept in the know, don't be shy - join the Selfridges Alumni Community today for quarterly updates on life inside the big yellow shop. To join our mailing list, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your details - remember to mention that you're interested in joining our Alumni Community. Once we've confirmed you're a former team member, we'll add you to our mailing list!
If you're interested in coming back to us, we've got some amazing opportunities available to rejoin our team! We have a number of returners making valuable contributions in roles business-wide and we'd love to welcome you back.
Did you know that as part of Project Ocean, our long-term partnership with the Zoological Society of London to help protect our precious oceans, we banned single-use plastic water and carbonated drinks bottles (part of the #OneLess pledge) from our stores and back of house areas? Well, you do now!
If you carry a reusable water bottle around with you, make sure you visit our water fountain at Selfridges London for a top up! You'll also find a bench here to sit and take a minute - something that's really important in today's hectic world.
Find out more about #sustainability at Selfridges here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM0x3
Go Green Week has arrived at #SelfridgesLondon today! This is our chance to shine the spotlight on sustainability and explore all things Buying Better, Inspiring Change (our business-wide sustainability initiative.)
We do a huge amount collectively as a business but this is an opportunity to take a moment to reflect on what we all do as individuals too. We bring reusable water bottles to work, cupcycle our hot drinks cups and make the most of our paid volunteering days, and this week gives team members a chance to discover more ways to live a green, sustainable lifestyle.
We're kicking off Go Green Week with a surprise for our team members - a complimentary fruit pot (in sustainable packaging) filled with British seasonal fruit to get Monday off to a great start. Perfect #MondayMotivation!
THE SECRET'S OUT - SELFRIDGES CINEMA IS COMING SOON
We are so excited to share that we are opening our first permanent cinema destination in our Oxford Street store at the end of November!
We will be the first department store in the world to house such a space, complete with three screens and the latest state-of-the-art sound and vision technologies. It will also feature an exciting food and beverage offer and a priority membership scheme. The cinema will operate all year round, showing the latest releases, including blockbusters as well as independent films.
The Selfridges Cinema is the result of an exclusive partnership with one of London’s favourite independent boutique cinemas, the Olympic Studios, and we’ll be sharing more exciting details as we get closer to launch in November.
HAPPY SWEET 16 SELFRIDGES BIRMINGHAM! 16 years since this iconic store joined the Selfridges family and we could not imagine life without it. What's your favourite thing about Selfridges Birmingham?
Want to create incredible in-store dining experiences at Selfridges? Then join our innovative restaurants team. With a whole host of eateries across the store, we have a mission to serve the best produce, deliver world-class customer service and focus on environmental sustainability.
From Sous Chef to Restaurant Manager, there’s a role for all creative-thinking and flexible individuals with a passion for food. Make it your goal to find new, unexpected ways of working to create individual (and exciting) experiences for each and every customer. Find out more about careers in Restaurants at Selfridges here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMl2i
When applying for a role at Selfridges, it’s not just about skills and experience, but about how you can live our values day in, day out. They’re the way we do things around here, so it’s important for us to hire people who have a real affinity with our brand.
We really do have our values here for a reason, they are not just a 'nice to have,' and they form a focal point for life at Selfridges for all of our team members. Find out more about life at Selfridges here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM4Tg
Dreaming about a career in Head Office at Selfridges? From Finance and IT, to B&M and Creative, we've got a home for you here!
Our head offices are located across four cities, cover over 15 teams, and employ around 850 amazing people. Our main offices are located in London, right next to the Oxford Street store, and we also have departments in Leicester, Birmingham and Manchester.
Discover more about each team and current opportunities here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM4NU