Retail as a career
The Warehouse is part of The Warehouse Group (TWG). TWG is committed to changing the perception of Retail as a career and making it a desirable career choice.
We are aware of the common misperceptions about our industry and we are leading our industry to change these. Perceptions such as: Retail is poorly paid, it’s boring and it’s not a real career.
TWG is working with industry bodies, universities and with our own Team Members to help to change this perception. While doing this we are also ensuring that TWG and its brands such as The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery and Noel Leeming are employers of choice by presenting people with the opportunity to grow and develop while being rewarded for their choice to have their career with us.
Improving perceptions of retail as a career has always been important for TWG, but in 2013 the business decided to further invest and create strategy to drive retail as a career. Some of the initiatives that we are working on are:
- Partnering with Massey University to develop and launch the Bachelor in Retail and Business Management Degree.
- On the 20th March 2015, TWG opened a new purpose-built retail learning facility named, The Sir Stephen Tindall Learning Centre. This is a space dedicated to the development and training of our team members, and demonstrates our commitment to retail as a career.
- We have created the ‘Career Retailer Wage’ which recognizes the skills and experience of team members who have completed all of their training and given more than 5000 hours or 5 years service in our stores (and in other operational roles in the Group e.g. wholesale, fulfilment.)
Our goal is to show people what we know – that anyone can develop an exciting and lucrative career working in the retail sector. TWG are leading the way in promoting this message. We want talented people with “the right stuff” to aspire to join us and build their careers with us.
Check out this career map and see where your career The Warehouse Group could take you