By looking at Currys job vacancies you are looking at a big organisation with a big future. Currys is part of DSG International, along with other companies such as PC World, newly acquired Dixons and Pixmania.
Currys currently employ over 24,000 staff and have over 500 stores throughout the UK which cover out of town locations such as retail parks; this figure also includes the 109 high street stores named Currys.digital which were formally known as Dixons.
There are also currently nine Currys stores in Northern Ireland. Currys’digital stores can also be found in some of the UK’s larger airports, providing electrical equipment for travellers and holiday makers.
Currys is one of the UK’s largest electrical retailers with an extensive product range which includes appliances and equipment for home theatre (DVD’s, televisions, audio etc.), large home appliances (refrigeration, laundry, cooking etc.), small home appliances (cleaning, kitchen, laundry etc.), computing, photography, and communications.
They also have a distribution component which manages the stock going into stores every day of the week and also the delivery of purchased items to nearly two million homes each year.
In 2008/09 Currys electrical sales throughout the UK and Ireland were £2657.8 million.
Currys have an extensive range of job opportunities covering career areas such as store management, sales, warehousing, technical assistance, and customer service. They also have an appealing array of employee benefits which include the following:
Minimum of 21 days holiday per year for new starters which rises to a maximum of 28 days after ten years of employment.
Eligibility to join the company pension scheme as soon as you become a company employee, this also includes life insurance.
Career breaks are available for all permanent employees who have given 2 years service.
A medical benefits plan is available.
10% discount off eligible products.
Share scheme eligibility.
Tax-free childcare scheme.
Currys also offer an Employee Assistance programme which is a free confidential advice and counselling service available to employees 24 hours a day, 365 days a year covering issues of a professional or personal nature.
On commencing your employment with Currys they have a strong employee development programme which uses e-learning and workshop techniques to give you the full range of skills you need to do your job. They have dedicated internal training resources and also use external resources for their management development programmes.
Currys also have a graduate opportunities programme available to university graduates each year. The programme is tailored to a particular field of work, such as sales, finance, etc. and provides in-depth training and development to enhance promotion possibilities within the relevant business areas.