Exciting products, beautiful design and exceptional quality are just three of the reasons why Next are one of the UK’s best loved retail brands, a mainstay on the FTSE 100 and one of the country’s leading retail employers. Whether it’s through our 500-plus UK retail stores, our pioneering online business or our 72 countries we reach internationally, customers all over the world are choosing, buying and loving everything from our clothing to our stunning homeware ranges.
We are committed to providing a realistic balance between work and life which will enable our employees to manage their ever-busy personal lives with their careers at Next. Our staggered hours approach allows employees to flex when the start and finish to accommodate commuting, family life and their social lives!
At NEXT we want to have a culture that promotes and enables us all to achieve positive mental wellbeing. When we talk about mental wellbeing we mean “where you are able to achieve your potential, cope with normal day to day pressures, thrive and be productive in all aspects of your life.”
We want you to feel able to be creative, productive and engaged. NEXT is an inspiring, exciting and rewarding place to work and by helping you to maintain positive mental wellbeing, we know you will also help us to be successful.
So we commit to:
Gemma Lumsden has been at Next for 2 months now, but her journey with us actually started nearly 12 months ago when she was 8 months pregnant.
We approached her to discuss a Head of Online Trade opportunity when she informed us of the good news, she was expecting!
We were delighted to hear how interested she was in next, so we got the ball rolling. Obviously her due date was fast approaching so Gemma wanted to get any interview done ASAP. We initially met her at out Head Office where she can in to meet our Online Director. Shortly afterwards there was a 2nd interview, however she was now only 2 week way form her due date! We decided to hold the 2nd interview at a store local to where Gemma lived to make the process as comfortable and possible.
The baby arrived! Happy, healthy baby Jude. Shortly following the birth we made her an offer of employment, which we’re so pleased to say she accepted!
Fast forward 7 months, Gemma joined us after her Maternity Leave and Jude is full-time at our onsite nursery. At Next we are totally committed to supporting parents in their milestones in life.
Gemma and Jude are both very happy at Next!