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.

In 2020, Poundland completed the acquisition of Fultons Foods to accelerate the rollout of its chilled and frozen food range and extend the distribution network to serve stores.

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With well over 900 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.

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.

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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

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 varied benefits such as:

Competitive salary, potential to earn bonus, pension, colleague discount card, a colleague discount portal providing savings with many high street retailers, long service awards, Life Assurance and 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

We have 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. Apprenticeships offer the chance to learn while you earn, and are a great way to start your career with us!

We’re looking for apprentices with the drive to keep on learning and become a top performer. If you put customers at the heart of everything you do – this is the place for you. You’ll be supported by your own trainer, and we are proud to partner with Lifetime Training to deliver our Apprenticeships.

STARS OF THE FUTURE!

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 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!

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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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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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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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