Poundworld is a family business and that’s how we like to
view everyone who works here - part of our wider family.
The family history of Poundworld stretches back to 1974 and Wakefield, where founder Chris Edwards first set up his market stall. His son joined him in 2004, straight after school. Together they built a network of stores spanning the length and breadth of the Country - a network that includes over 300 stores and employs over 6000 people.
Over two million customers are served every week, trusting us to provide reliable savings on a range of top brands and quality products including big name groceries, toiletries, cosmetics, pet care , DIY, toys, stationery and electricals.
In 2013 Poundworld Retail launched its first multi-price store Bargain Buys and the brand now trades from over 50 locations nationwide. The year after, Poundworld made the prestigious Sunday Times ‘Top Track 250’ list and was named one of the nation’s fastest growing companies of the year.
From strength to strength the brand continues to grow with plans for a further 200 new stores in the next 2 years. It’s a flourishing and dynamic environment with endless opportunities to enhance and develop your career!
We have a huge number of roles that keep a business like ours moving. These are just a selection of our most popular vacancies, what’s required and the kind of people we’re looking for to fill them:
Culture & Values
The Poundworld culture is what makes us such a great place to shop and most importantly - a great place to work.
Our culture is people-centric, it’s about the team, it’s about ensuring that we pull together to deliver a great shopping experience.
As a discount retailer we work on tight margins. This means we need our team to watch over every pound as if it were their own. To work with what we’ve got to maximise profit and to ensure that everyone is valued for the contribution they make, no matter how small, to our ongoing success.
Training & Development
Not everyone joins us as an experienced retailer! In fact it may have been your ‘potential’ that got you the job.
The potential, with the training and development programmes we have in-place means that we will ensure that in no time you have the skills and know-how to take your place within the team.
We like to promote from within, many of our best Managers have come from the shop floor and we consistently develop talented individuals with ambition, to become the managers and senior managers within our growing business.
Working at Poundworld
We love people who share our passion for retail!
So what does that mean?
It means going the extra mile for our customers, treating every pound as if it was your own and understanding that it’s all about teamwork, pulling together to make your Store and Poundworld, the best retailer on the high street.
And in return for your commitment and the vital part you play in our ongoing success, we offer excellent salaries, good holidays, benefits and a career that can take you as far as your ambition goes!