about us

Our first store opened in 1990. It was a pretty unique idea, a shop where everything cost just a pound! Customers loved it! Great value, service with a smile and some amazing brands – it was a runaway success! Nearly 3 decades later and we’re one of the largest discount and value retail groups in Europe – there are now over 800 Poundland Stores.

In September 2016 Poundland was acquired by Steinhoff International, allowing us to expand our offer; we are now selling PEP&CO clothing in around 200 stores and our international footprint has grown, with stores now in Spain and Poland, under the Dealz brand.

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With well over 800 stores, we’re part of nearly every community. We’ve been very lucky – people love our products and people. So we feel, it’s just as important now to give something back.

We are proud to partner with three national children’s charities, Make-A-Wish UK, Tommy’s and Whizz-Kidz with an aim to collectively raise £1 million in the next year.

Our people are champions every day! And our business has had some pretty amazing milestones too:

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We have some amazing career choices. Opportunities to grow your career with us, show off your skills, your passion for retail and customer service and join a business that can give you the real chance to progress.

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We have some amazing career choices. Opportunities to grow your career with us, show off your skills, your passion for retail and customer service and join a business that can give you the real chance to progress.

distribution

The stock doesn’t stay on the shelves long! So we’re constantly replenishing our stores with all our latest offers and seasonal goodies. Covering the whole of the UK we have a warehouse and distribution network the envy of any retailer, huge storage facilities with a full complement of warehouse teams, plus a considerable fleet of HGV’s and drivers. Our current locations are Willenhall (West Mids), Springvale (West Mids), Harlow (Essex), and Wigan.

customer support centre

The emphasis at Head office is to support both our front-line teams and our customers. That’s why we call it our Support Centre – based in Willenhall, West Midlands. Here you’ll find a full complement of support teams, responsible for every aspect of running one of the UK’s favourite retailers.

Here is an example of our store managers receiving some of our fantastic rewards

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passion into fashion…

Pep&Co is one of the fastest growing fashion and retail brands. Having opened our first stores in 2015 we now have around 300 Shop in shop departments within our Sister company Poundland. Being in collaboration with Poundland has unlocked even more opportunities, closer associations with the group businesses and expansion.

welcome to watford

Our Head Office in Watford is where great ideas are born! It is here that we have a vibrant and can-do team, who specializes in the clothing area of our business. We have expertise in sourcing, buying, design, merchandising and quality, assuring that our product is on point and on trend. This passionate and dynamic team strive to provide our customers; the best service, best fashion and best prices. We work closely with our colleagues in store and our Sister company Poundland to help drive the success of the business.

Working at our Head Office is an exciting chance to be at the centre of a fast paced company who value individual ideas and encourage everyone to get stuck in and work together to make Pep&Co a success.

benefits

We expect 100% from our team and they can expect nothing less in return! We value everyone and have a highly competitive package that recognizes the hard work our teams put in.

We offer our specialized teams:

Attractive salaries, Sales related and KPI bonus schemes, generous employee discounts in our own and other group companies, 28 days Annual holiday (including Bank Holidays) (retail)

and 33 days (including Bank Holidays) for Head Office

My Staff shop providing generous discounts (High street stores, restaurants, cinemas, flights etc)

Access to the Retail Trust ERP scheme

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values

Our values are at the heart of our business, regardless of where you work. You will be expected to live and breathe the values every day.

We Put Customers First

Customers are our business; we always work hard to make them happy. When they and their families’ smile, we smile with them. So go on, give it a go... play your part in making their shopping experience the best in town!

Treat Every Pound As Your Own

We’re passionate about saving money! We keep costs low to create amazing value for our customers. We’re savvy investors and spend wisely, making sure that our money works hard and gives a great return- you know what they say, look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves.

Keep It Simple

Our business operates at warp speed so we have to keep things simple. We’re always improving what we do and growing without complicating things; we don’t want anything getting in the way of us doing our job. If you can see a better way, then shout about it and make it happen.

Recognise and Celebrate Success

Big stuff certainly counts, we love hearing about record numbers and our new store openings. Tip top displays, great customer service or going that extra mile to support a colleague all deserve celebration. So, let’s say it loud and say it proud, well done!

Respect Each Other

R.E.S.P.E.C.T, find out what it means to me... Aretha sang about it and we live it. Respect is like a mirror if you give it, you get it, so always treat people as you want to be treated – communicate, share, lead, involve. We are pretty down to earth with open doors and no politics, it just gets in the way.

Individual Responsibility, Team Delivery

We all work hard to reach our individual goals but we are one big team- you have great colleagues around you to help and support. Individually we’re strong, as a collective we’re unbeatable, achieving the impossible every day. So remember, ask for help when you need it and pull together.

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amazing value. amazing people.

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careers

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new store:

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we’ve a career near you

There’s a huge variety of roles here at Poundland. From our stores across the UK and Ireland to our support centre and warehouses, we know it’s our people who make the difference and that are why we’re passionate about Poundland and delivering amazing value to our customers, we’ll support you to build your career progression plan and create amazing opportunities for yourself.

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rewards, benefits

& development

We expect 100% from our team and they can expect nothing less in return! We value everyone and have a highly competitive package that recognises the hard work our teams put in. We offer our respected teams: Competitive salary/hourly rates, Bonus, Pension, Discounts and Healthcare* *for certain roles.

training and development

Having the right skills to do the job properly is important, but having the right attitude is key. That’s why we have great opportunities to train and develop both on the job, in classroom sessions and via e-learning. We want our teams to feel they can face every situation with a positive and skilful approach. Whether it’s a customer query in-store or working in the warehouse, empowerment and capability are central to our ways of working.

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apprenticeships

We invest a lot in our Apprentices, as we want you to be the future of our business. That’s why the Poundland Retail Apprenticeship programme is called “Stars of the Future” and offers you the chance to complete a Retail specific Apprenticeship, at Level 2, 3 or 4. But that’s not the best bit! If you complete the programme and gain a distinction, whilst living our values, you will be guaranteed a Store Manager position! Apprenticeships offer the chance to learn while you earn, and are a great way to start your career with us.

We are proud to partner with Lifetime Training to deliver our Apprenticeships to our Retail Superstars.

Interested in an Apprenticeship in our Head Office or Distribution Centres? We are soon to launch a great Apprenticeship offer here too, so watch this space!

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robert green

warehouse manager

I enjoy working for Poundland because It’s a fun, fast paced working environment with a lot of opportunities for individuals to grow and thrive. I have a good relationship with colleagues on my site and in the wider Distribution network; there’s always a project or a challenge to get stuck into, and an opportunity to make a difference.

I’m in my third role in the time I’ve been at Poundland. It’s a company where, if you deliver strong performance, or stand out in your field, it will open doors. I joined as Stock Control Manager at Springvale Distribution Centre. I was seconded to the Warehouse Manager role to cover absence, and subsequently took that position full time. More recently I moved to Wellmans Road Distribution Centre to take over the site.

There’s a good sense of fun and workplace satisfaction, and progression does happen – not everyone will get the opportunities they want, but I’ve seen numerous internal promotions within Distribution in my time.

The most rewarding part about working for Poundland is the knowledge that I’m making a difference, not just in terms of financial performance or store service but feedback that I’ve made a positive impact to the teams that work for me is very rewarding. I also really like the ‘fun’ culture within the business, I think I fit with the culture here much better than any previous employer; I can just be myself.

There’s usually something to challenge us in Distribution – weather, large volume fluctuations to plan, delivering strong service whilst retaining our principles of low cost, Christmas trees that are too tall to fit on trailers, short notice and unusual requests from various departments, inventory levels – but really, they’re just part of the job.

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alan smallman

head of facilities and store development

I love working for Poundland as it’s a down to earth organisation with good values and a great team of people that care about the business. Everyone gets a voice and you are given a good level of autonomy and encouragement to do your job. My team and I have made many changes to help us deliver a better output and our business has supported our ideas and expertise along the way.

I have worked here for just short of 4 years and have grown in my role giving me more breadth and responsibility. I have also had the opportunity to develop others in my team and have several colleagues that I have helped progress further within our business which is something I’m proud of.

Being a value led retailer it’s important to keep our costs to do business down and my team and I are challenged with delivering good quality work at good value prices. This can be a challenge on a large multi-site estate but one my team and I embrace. I think having fun and working together to common goals is important and something we encourage across our business.

I’d recommend Poundland as a good place to work if you are looking for a challenge and being part of a team that works hard and works together.

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tanya bond

area manager

Amazing opportunities exist but it’s about chasing your goal. I’d recommend working for Poundland, it’s exhilarating!

I’m a country girl who always dreamed of living in the big city… Now I get to visit loads of them on a daily basis!

I’ve worked for Poundland for 4 years now and started as Store Manager in a new phase of Retail Park stores and progressed to Area Manager 16 months ago. Somewhere in between that I ran 2 Poundland stores!

Success in Poundland is not an accident nor is it luck. It’s hard work, perseverance, learning and most of all living what you are doing. If you’re a curious person then Poundland is an amazing place to work, as there are always lots of new and exciting challenges that stretch the heart, mind and soul. Every day I feel inspired in my work and so everything seems to fall into place.

I don’t feel like a number I feel like a key player in the success of the company. It’s not for the feint hearted though, the pace the business moves at is as fast as the service at the tills! in our stores and you have got to be proactive, timely and detail orientated.

Like any job it has its ups and downs, mostly it’s the frustrations of not achieving what you needed to do or getting the results you wanted as quickly as you want. But every day is new day; My motto is “You should never give up trying to do what you love to!”

I’m always speaking to people from different customer facing backgrounds to come and join the Poundland Team, even recommending to my brother in Ireland to come and join the DEALZ team!

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Leanne Slater

HR Manager (Midlands)

I have worked for the business now for 10 years and started in 2008 when the Company was considerably smaller than it is now. Through my time with the business I have seen a number of changes with take overs and changes of leadership which in turn led to a number of opportunities for colleagues within the business.

Through all of these changes the business has continued to operate a fun and friendly culture that has presented a number of opportunities for me within the business. Especially given that I started with this business as a temp and have worked my way up to the role of HR Manager within the Distribution team where I am still learning and being given development opportunities.

As with all business there have been times where I have become frustrated by events or changes however, there has always been a sense of support that meant frustrations could be aired and dealt with accordingly. We are a single priced retailer that means money is tight and we do not always have all of the systems other Company’s have the luxury of but whilst this is frustrating we work together as a team to use each others skills to achieve the same as any other business and I think we do it well.

I would and have recommended this business to many of my now colleagues as I feel the environment we work in allows you to learn and develop in a fast-paced growing business.

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Sam Fullwood

Inventory Manager, Supply Chain

I’ve worked for Poundland for almost 7 years, I started in store, and after finishing my degree I was promoted to a role within Head Office.

The progression at Poundland has been second to none – Poundland offers great opportunities to progress your career and I also feel the business offers fantastic cross funtional movement, so allows you to develop not only in your current area, but in alternate areas too.

I enjoy working for Poundland because I feel it’s such a great place to express yourself personally, and there is a strong development programme that I really admire. The working culture at Poundland is extremely friendly.

I would highly recommend working for Poundland because it’s a fast paced working environment, and every day is different. My favourite thing about working for Poundland are the people and the culture.

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Richard Fullard

Transport Team Manager

I started off nearly 10 years ago at Springvale as a picker through Tudor Employment. I then took my FLT licence and came onto Poundlands books on 01/11/2011. Originally as a sole Reach FLT operator and picker during busy times, the company offered various different tasks and the accompanying training to grow into. This involved admin, loading, Counterbalance, and goods in experience. During this time I have had the pleasure of working alongside some great individuals who have helped push me to go to the next level. I then progressed as a Warehouse Team Manager after someone saw my pontential and I have enjoyed working with some brilliant managers with who helped and encouraged my growth. I then took the leap from Warehouse to Transport in March 2017, with little Transport knowledge but a whole host of transferrable skills was given the chance to be a Transport Team Manager. I have enjoyed the challenges getting to where I am and are now looking to progress to the next level as Transport Manager as I work towards my CPC, which the company is encouraging.

During my time with Poundland, I can definitely say there is chance to progress for anybody who has the right determination and hard work to put in. The company has always been supporting, offering the training and guidance to excel at the path you choose.

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hoio

I love working for Poundland as it’s a down to earth organisation with good values and a great team of people that care about the business. Everyone gets a voice and you are given a good level of autonomy and encouragement to do your job. My team and I have made many changes to help us deliver a better output and our business has supported our ideas and expertise along the way.

I have worked here for just short of 4 years and have grown in my role giving me more breadth and responsibility. I have also had the opportunity to develop others in my team and have several colleagues that I have helped progress further within our business which is something I’m proud of.

Being a value led retailer it’s important to keep our costs to do business down and my team and I are challenged with delivering good quality work at good value prices. This can be a challenge on a large multi-site estate but one my team and I embrace. I think having fun and working together to common goals is important and something we encourage across our business.

I’d recommend Poundland as a good place to work if you are looking for a challenge and being part of a team that works hard and works together.

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