Stores recruiting in time for Christmas
Scores of vacancies as retailers prepare for festive season
Job vacancies are being created at stores in Peterborough’s Queensgate shopping centre.
Vacancies are opening up at many stores as students give up part-time jobs to return to their studies and as retailers prepare for Christmas.
Centre director Mark Broadhead said: “If you’re looking for part-time work or a career in retail, now is the crucial time to get in touch with Queensgate Shopping Centre’s retailers.
“Gaps form as students move away from the city and an increase in the impending trade over Christmas means ‘open season’ for job hunters.”
Among the job creating retailers is Argos, which is looking to fill positions over Christmas.
The retailer will beholding a recruitment event at The Bull Hotel, in Peterborough, later this month.
Fashion chain Next is one of the biggest recruiters over Christmas and is expected to take more than 80 staff this year.
Primark says it has a constant paperless recruitment policy with jobs available online weekly.
Topman and Topshop will also join the recruiting period this month and have also taken on several BHS staff, following the brand’ s closure.
Later this month, M&S begins its partnership with The Prince’s Trust programme, which will see 20 to 30 individuals enrol in work experience at the Queensgate store.
Over four weeks, several will progress into part time roles over the festival period and further positions will become available for the general public.
Pandora and HMV are also recruiting for Christmas.
Retailers in Queensgate shopping centre are recruting for Christmas.