Belfast Telegraph

Extra 825 jobs in store for Christmas

By Graham Bardgett

Marks & Spencer is aiming to recruit over 800 extra staff in Northern Ireland in the run-up to Christmas.

The push for new people is part of a recruitment drive to employ approximately 18,000 seasonal staff across its UK and Republic of Ireland stores.

Guy Farrant, Marks & Spencer's retail director, said: "We want to make sure that whichever M&S store our customers choose to shop in this Christmas they have a great experience.

"That's why we're looking for people who will enjoy giving our customers a warm welcome and can ensure they can find exactly what they need to celebrate Christmas in style."

M&S said it is aiming to hire 825 extra staff in the province - to bolster its existing staff of nearly 2,000 across 17 stores.

"We have an excellent benefits package, and all new recruits will receive a two-day induction training session and on-the-job coaching," he added. Applicants must be prepared to work at least 16 hours a week.

Belfast Telegraph