- Huw Hughes
Debenhams has filled 7,000 Christmas jobs across its 165 UK stores ahead
of the peak trading period and in time for Black Friday promotions on 29
The British retailer said its also mobilising volunteers from its
central functions, with 500 people from its London HQ helping at local
stores. It said it has taken a new approach to
its Christmas recruitment drive this year, focusing not only on hiring
people with retail experience but those with backgrounds in hospitality
The roles include working on the sales floor, in its beauty halls,
serving in restaurants and behind the scenes in stock management.
Darren Kay, regional manager for Debenhams said in a statement: “Our
current team of colleagues are a testament to the local workforce, and we
are delighted to welcome our new recruits.
“We have 109 new employees joining us this Christmas in our Oxford
Street store alone and many colleagues that work with us over this period
stay on as permanent members of staff, so it is a crucial time in our
recruitment calendar and a great opportunity for those seeking a career in
Last month, the company secured a 50 million pound cash
injection from its lenders ahead to prepare the retailer for the
important festive trading period.
Photo credit: Debenhams press centre