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About Primark

Primark, or Penneys in the Republic of Ireland, is the UK's second-largest clothing retailer with over 200 stores spread across Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Belgium. Although based in Ireland, the chain is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods (ABF) and is controlled by the Weston family through Wittington Investments. – 

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We are Primark!

We’re Primark – one of the biggest names in fashion retail! Adored by fashion fans for 50 years, our aim is to bring affordable fashion to everyone around the world. We offer a wide range of products, stocking everything from baby to menswear, home to womenswear. Our Head Office is in Dublin, where we opened our first store in 1969 under the name Penneys. Over the years we’ve improved our business from a small one, into a global, international organisation. We currently have more than 73000 employees who work in over 380 stores and Regional Head Offices across 12 countries in Europe and US. And we’re still growing as we’re about to open in our 13th market – Poland! Despite this, we’ve never lost our people approach, and with our global presence growing stronger and stronger, opportunities for our people are even stronger too. Who we are? We are a big company that strongly believes in its values. Our colleagues are first of all Primark people and are excellent team players, enthusiastic to work in large teams, in a dynamic, fast-paced yet informal work environment. Being part of the Primark team, your ambition, enthusiasm and customer attitude are the crucial ingredients to make all our stores a success story! Wherever you work in Primark, it’s an exciting and amazing place to work. Our fast pace means that no two days are the same and with that comes great opportunity for personal growth and development. Joining Primark, you will also receive the salary, benefits and development opportunities you would expect from a fast-growing international retailer. Prove yourself in Primark… Find your amazing!

Our retail roles

Working in our stores isn’t for the faint hearted! You have to be positive, resilient and genuinely willing to ensure our customers have a great experience every time. Many of our Retail management team began their Primark careers as Retail Assistants so if you have the determination and motivation, there’s always opportunity for progression. The people who work for us in our stores also need to reflect our company culture and values. They need to be enthusiastic and always helpful, to customers and other members of their team. If that describes you, we definitely want to hear from you!

Our ethics

Here at Primark, we do things a little differently to bring affordable fashion for all without compromising our strong ethical values. Primark does not own factories and we are very selective about who we work with. The welfare of the people making our products matters to us. Before we place an order with a new supplier we audit each factory to check whether internationally-recognised standards are being met. Once approved, it’s the job of our Ethical Trade and Environmental Sustainability Team, a group of more than 100 experts based in key sourcing countries, to help factories meet these standards. They audit suppliers at least once a year, sometime more, so that we can get a detailed picture of what conditions are like inside the factory. As well as working directly with suppliers and their factories, we believe we can play a role alongside other retailers, NGOs and other organisations, to improve ethical and environmental standards in the industry. That’s why we’re a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, we committed to Greenpeace’s Detox Campaign in 2014 and are a founding member of the ACT initiative on wages. We’ve also been a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative since 2006 and have achieved the top level ‘leadership’ status since 2011. We are also proud to state that own-brand cosmetics at Primark have been awarded coveted Leaping Bunny status by Cruelty Free International, the gold standard certification programme for products that are free from animal testing. From now on, the entire Primark PS… range including make-up, skincare and haircare products feature the Leaping Bunny logo, a visible reminder that cosmetics at Primark are officially cruelty free. Leaping Bunny accreditation at Primark means there’s now even more choice for people looking for affordable cosmetics on the high street that are not only guaranteed cruelty free but also follow the latest trends and deliver as well as more expensive products. With over 2,500 products and 7,000 individual ingredients verified, the certification programme is one of the largest ever undertaken by Cruelty Free International.

Our Head Office

Fashion calls for all kinds of people. From Finance to Buying and Merchandising, we offer opportunities for further study and even international travel! We work on offering our customers the latest fashion in a matter of weeks not months so we’re looking for people who will thrive on our fast-paced environment. Our Head Office colleagues are based across our International HQ in Dublin and our UK HQ in Reading. Both offices have been redeveloped and are amazing examples of attractive, intelligent office spaces. Both have stylish break-out areas where you can relax, chat and get creative. Our Head Office functions include: - Buying & Merchandising - Store Development & Facilities Management - Human Resources - Finance - ICT Ready to make your Primark? Find your amazing!