Primark Careers and Employment
- CEOPaul Marchant
- Company sizemore than 10,000
- Revenue£1bn to £5bn
- IndustryRetail & Wholesale
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I interviewed for the new store in Miton Keynes for a Retail Assistant position- I'm not sure if it being a new store opening made the interviewing process any different to how it's usually carried out. I was interviewed 1:1 by a supervisor from a different Primark store. In the room there was around 5 other people being interviewed at the same time as me by other people (I imagine they're having to recruit SO many people as it's a huge store). All the interviewers were reading the questions of a small booklet and my interviewer pick and chose which questions to ask me based on my experience and educational background. To start, she asked about my availability- I'd applied for a full time role (40 hours) and was told these hours take place Mon-Fri between 07:00-19:00. She then asked if I had any pre-booked holidays/days I wouldn't be able to work. She then told me about the salary (under 25s get the national minimum wage that applies to 21+, so £7.38 atm but going up to £7.70 next month and if you're over 25 you get the national living wage, so £7.83 but going up to £8.21 next month)- this is great if you're a 17 year old student because instead of £4.20 an hour you're put on £7.38 an hour! I was then asked the following: How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Why do you want to work for Primark? What attracted you to the role? Do you have experience of working in a fast-paced environment? Give an example of a time where you worked well in a team? How did you ensure that you worked well within this team? Give an example of a time where you went above and beyond to provide excellent customer service? Give an example of a time where you received positive feedback for your standard of work? Do you think your university studies will benefit you in this role? Give an example of a time where you have had to explain a complex procedure to a colleague or customer? How do you want your name to appear in your staff lanyard? She then proceeded to tell me all about the induction day- the next stage following the interview (if I am successful): a four hour session that will involve finalising contract, receiving uniform & lanyard, learning all about Primark and their procedures etc. After this there will then be a day in the new store spent training on the tills etc (I imagine you do this in your induction usually but the new store isn't yet finished) Very relaxed interview that will go well if you prepare for all the typical "give me an example of a time where you..." questions and just empathise how much you want to work in a fast-paced environment. Like I said earlier, she pick and chose which questions she asked me based on my experience. I'm guessing that if you don't have much/any experience you'd be asked more of the "what would you do if a customer wanted to try on an item but there was a large queue at the changing rooms?" scenario type questions so I definitely wouldn't worry at all if you don't have any work experience so can't necessarily give examples of working in a fast paced environment etc (although you can always use having to meet strict deadlines, working in groups for group presentations etc at school/college/uni)
Tell me about Primark? Why do you want to work here?
All the same things you was asked when you do the online Application. Why do you want to work at primark? What would you do if someone wanted the last top that’s on a manikin in the shop window? What do you think you can add to the company you working here?