about us

Since opening its first store in Burton-upon-Trent in 1990, Poundland has built a network of over 900 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, offering top brands and great quality own-brand products, that provide customers with amazing value every day.

Nominated by Retail Week as Value Discounter of the Year 2019, it now has c.18,000 colleagues serving over seven million customers every week from Wick to Weymouth, Londonderry Lowestoft and Holyhead to Hastings.

Poundland offers thousands of quality products in store with over 1,000 well-known brands in shopping categories including fresh and frozen food, drinks, health and beauty, household, Pep&co Home, gardening, DIY, Pet, Stationery, Books, DVDs and Toys. Around nine in ten items at Poundland are available at its original £1 price point. Over the last 12 months, it has built out new ranges by introducing items from 50p up to £10 underpinned by the same philosophy of simplicity and amazing value.

Poundland also trades internationally through the Dealz brand with a building store base in both Poland and Spain. Within the UK it has also rolled out its fashion brand PEP&CO to approximately 300 of its larger stores. PEP&CO offers customers a full range of women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion and bringing a new style to Poundland with simple low pricing on family fashion that’s hard to find on local high streets. PEP&CO was nominated in the 2019 Retail Week Awards as Private Label of The Year.

Poundland  is pressing ahead with a £25 million transformation programme launched in July 2020, including new store openings and relocations, store revamps and investment in its chilled and frozen food distribution network following the 2020 acquisition of Fultons Foods.

Poundland has created more than 400 new jobs in the current financial year and expects to create at least 250 more by the end of 2021.

Introducing the

Poundland Foundation

Since it was founded in 1990, Poundland, and its customers, have a long and proud history of giving back to communities. And because Poundland’s always cared about its responsibilities to the neighbourhoods it serves, it’s raised millions of pounds through charity partnerships to do what it can for those who need a helping hand. But it’s now time to do even more.

The Poundland Foundation brings together all Poundland’s charitable activity, including generous donations from customers, inspirational fundraising by colleagues, and support from suppliers.

We’re proud to support our three charity partners: Make A wish UK, Tommy’s and Whizz Kidz and a variety of smaller charities and organisations working hard to make a difference in their communities.

Find out more at Poundland Foundation.

 

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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 Customer Support Centre (CSC) – based in the heart of Walsall, 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.

Our new CSC is the latest milestone in our transformation programme, creating a stunning and energy-efficient new home for our colleagues to work from and do what they do best.

Click here to take a tour of the CSC

 

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 Poundland & Dealz stores.

welcome to watford

Our Head Office in Watford is where great ideas are born! Here, we have a vibrant team specialising in our business’s clothing area, 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, working closely with our colleagues in-store.

Working at our offices in Watford is an exciting chance to be part of a fast-paced business, which values individual ideas and encourages everyone to get stuck in and work together to make Pep&Co a success.

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our 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

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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we’ve a career near you

There’s a huge variety of roles here at Poundland & Dealz. 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 and benefits

Working here means access to a highly competitive package that recognises the hard work that our teams put in and offer a range of amazing benefits, such as:

  • The potential to earn bonus
  • A colleague discount card including a colleague discount portal providing savings with many high street retailers
  • Long service awards
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Learning and development

Our people make our business the success it is. Having the right skills to do the job is important, but having the right attitude is vital. That’s why we are committed to developing our colleagues; always looking for new opportunities to develop you and your career.

Join us, and you’ll find lots of opportunities to develop your skills, from practical job-based training, e-learning, leadership development or being coached by a more experienced colleague – we will do all we can to support you to fulfil your potential.

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apprenticeships

Poundland & Dealz has been offering apprenticeships since 2017 and since then has supported over 500 apprentices.

There is a range of apprenticeships available at Poundland; whether you want to work in a Store, in a Distribution Centre, in Pep & Co, or our Customer Support Centre. Poundland is an incredibly diverse business, and with that comes an amazing array of opportunities at your fingertips. It’s one of the things that makes us so unique and such a fun place to work.

An apprenticeship at Poundland is a work-based programme running alongside your employment. It’s a great way to get hands-on experience while achieving a nationally recognised qualification. We value and invest in our apprentices, recognising that you are our future talent.  You will have a secure job from day one, which includes all the benefits of being a colleague.

 

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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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Leanne Slater

HR Business Partner (Logistics)

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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David Raine

Apprenticeship Manager

I started with Poundland in December 2019; as the Apprenticeship Manager. My role is to support the business to understand, deliver and promote apprenticeships across our Retail, Distribution and Customer Support Centre. I work with managers within the company to see how we can support our internal employee base. To upskill and develop new knowledge, skills & behaviours and how we can recruit new apprentices to support future vacancies and our career pathway.

I am responsible for selecting our training and end point assessment providers. I work with our providers meeting Government priorities and our internal targets whilst ensuring all the schemes meet our learners’ needs.

What I like most about working for Poundland is the people I work with. Along with the freedom, I have to create a working way that works best for me and falls in-line with our leadership principle of “you are good enough”. It’s a company that genuinely values its employees.

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Jane Hood

Leadership Development Manager

I joined the Poundland family in October of 2020; I wanted to bring my passion for people and drive for developing existing and future leaders to Poundland.

Joining Poundland wasn’t an easy choice as I was happily working in my previous role. I wasn’t moving because I was unhappy. During the recruitment stage, I discovered the warmth and honesty and the willingness to learn and develop; I then knew it was the right opportunity.

I feel so lucky to help transform leaders and their teams’ mindsets and behaviours for sustainable performance and future growth. I thrive on building relationships and assisting colleagues to achieve their potential. There are such fabulous examples of ‘humble leadership’ demonstrating that everyone matters within Poundland, creating a unique environment and culture for everyone to thrive.

I feel like I’ve found my forever home as a ‘change’ ambassador for leadership, creating an exceptional learning environment for our colleagues.

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Mandy Fitzpatrick

Head of Profit Protection and Safety

I joined the Poundland family in January 2017, and I’ve never looked back. My journey started with our Recruitment team, who were so friendly and encouraged me along every step of the way.  From my first contact, I had found my new ‘home’ with Poundland.

In my time with Poundland, I have been lucky to hold several roles, starting with Regional Manager for the South of the country.  In this role, I led 159 stores and a team of 9 Area Managers. I learned about Poundland and how committed and hardworking all of our colleagues are.

Following my time in the South, I transferred to become the Regional Manager for London.  London brought a new challenge and opportunity. It was an experience that helped me utilise my leadership and coaching skills to develop the London team to beat our goals. My time in London helped map my future at Poundland. I am incredibly proud of my time and achievements with the London regions.

As Head of Profit Protection and Risk, I’m based in the Customer Service Centre.  This is entirely different from my previous experience. Still, with the belief shown in me and the support I received, I have truly developed a new skillset in a completely different field.  I love my role for its variety; supporting, challenging and driving the stores to achieve their shrink targets and profitability.

Poundland is a great place to work.  It is fast-paced, challenging but ultimately, lots of fun. You always feel part of the family at Poundland, and the opportunities for development and career progression are excellent.

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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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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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