The first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together.
It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture. We may come from diverse backgrounds, but we all share a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be.
If you’re looking for a long and full career at Wickes, the more you give, the further you can go. It’s up to you to make that happen, but we’ll support you with online courses, role and transitional development programmes and mentoring.
For example, we have a range of transitional development programmes for colleagues at all levels:
Attendance is based on Line Managers’ nominations with submissions signed off by the Board.
Women of the Future
This programme is aimed at female colleagues at mid-management level. It focuses on ways to improve your networking and personal presence within our business.
Oxford Summer School
This hugely prestigious 5-day residential programme is limited to ten management-level colleagues from across the business. Hosted at the amazing Keeble College, Oxford University, OSS helps you develop as a retail leader, enhancing your understanding of the five key retail resources; People, Money, Merchandise, Marketing and Retail Channels.
Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD)
This transitional development programme is run internally for colleagues looking to move into positions of leadership within 6-12 months. It’s designed to help you move from managing to leading.
Coaching for Modern Leadership
A remote coaching programme for our head office colleagues, it focuses on the skills and mindset required to move your career forward to a more senior position.