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Boots to hire 5,500 Christmas staff

Jobs will be available across the retailer’s stores, warehouses and customer support centres for the festive season

Boots has announced it will hire 5,500 seasonal roles as the retailer prepares for the busy Christmas shopping period.

The recruitment drive includes up to 4,000 Boots Christmas customer advisor roles available at stores across the UK, and over 1,000 roles available for Christmas warehouse operatives and picker packers at Boots’ distribution centre in Burton-on-Trent, and a further 250 at Beeston.

In addition, 300 roles are available at the customer support centre at Boots’ head office in Beeston, Nottingham.

Donna Hodgins, head of recruitment at Boots, said: “Christmas roles at Boots are perfect for people who are interested in exploring roles in the retail industry and gain valuable work experience at the same time.

“We’re looking for team players with a passion for customer service, whether they are helping customers in our stores or over the phone or picking and packing online orders. In return, we offer excellent training and development and meaningful benefits. Plus, a Christmas role can lead to a permanent position with us, so it could be the start of a new and exciting career path.”

Sam Maddocks, distribution centre supervisor at Boots’ Burton site, said: “I started at Boots as a Picker Packer at Burton in 2018 on a temporary Christmas contract. I really enjoyed the experience, so when a permanent role became available, I applied straight away and I’m now a supervisor with managerial responsibilities.”

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