The Recruitment Process
From CV to final assessment, it's vital we see you in your best light. So here are a few pointers:
- Evidence of what you have done is much more valuable than an idea of what you would do in a given situation. If you think it'll help get the point across, be prepared to bring samples of your work or proof of your achievements to your interview.
- Think about examples of your skills and experience that you can mention, to show how suitable you are for the job.
- You'll be assessed on how well you suit the role, so really think about what it is that makes you fit.
Applying by CV
Alternatively, you may be asked to complete a shorter application form and then attach your CV and covering letter so that we can look at your skills and experience in more detail. Please attach this in Microsoft Word (.doc format) or PDF only, as we are unable to consider other document types.
- All vacancies are listed on this site so you can see and apply for the full range of roles available.
- You can apply online for an advertised vacancy. Fill in the application form and attach your CV and covering letter if required.
What happens next?
We'll read through your application and decide whether we think you're a good match for the position. This depends on whether you have the right skills and experience for the job. If you do, we'll be in touch within 21 days to speak to you in more detail about your application.
If you're short-listed, we'll contact you to take you through our assessment process.
Depending on the role, this could involve a telephone interview, a face-to-face interview or a full assessment of your skills. The format of the assessment will be explained to you by the recruitment team but make sure you ask questions if you are unsure what to prepare.
Remember that it's really important to us that you've chosen Selfridges. As important as it should be to you that Selfridges has chosen you. We want you to really put in some effort.
Manchester Trafford Centre: report to Security at the Staff Entrance, located at the Regent Crescent Upper Level entrance to the Trafford Centre. If coming from inside the Centre please use the exit between Gap and Jane Norman and the staff entrance is on your right-hand side.
Manchester Exchange Square: report to the Team Entrance, located on Cross Street opposite WH Smith. Use the intercom button to contact Security and once inside, take the lift to the 3rd floor and report to Selfridges Reception.
Birmingham: report to the Team Entrance, on Moor Street opposite the entrance to the Moor Street Car Park.
What happens after that?
We aim to make our decision quickly. Feedback after telephone interview is normally within 7-10 working days. We'll let you know how long you can expect to wait after an in-store assessment. We will provide you with feedback by post, email or by phone.
Accepting our offer
If you accept the offer of a role with us, you will receive an offer pack from our recruitment team which includes your contracts and other documents. This is to make sure we have all the information we need for you to start work with us.
Complete the documents, sign and return them as soon as you can. This will mean you can start with us as soon as possible, and will also ensure that you are paid correctly.
The recruitment team member who makes the offer will be your point of contact until you start with us so you should feel free to call them with any questions, however small. You're part of the Selfridges team from now on. We want to make you feel welcome.