A guide to getting a job at Merry Hill shopping centre, Dudley, West Midlands.
With 210 shops, the Merry Hill shopping centre (now owned by Intu – was a Westfield mall) needs workers. Since Intu have taken over the mall, they’re making an effort to advertise retail jobs, and seasonal shop jobs, on their website. The types of roles advertised include: Laboratory Technician – Vision Express, Sales Assistant – Watch Surgery, and Apprentice Sales Associate – H. Samuel. Visit the recruitment website here.
Both Asda and Primark are clear about the type of people they are looking for, to work in their stores. Asda: “We look for people who have a warm, friendly and approachable personality, enjoy being part of a hard-working team and get a real kick out of providing great service. We’re not frightened of using the words ‘hard work’, because while working at Asda is enormous fun, it’s far from being a doddle. To love the job you’ve got to like the way we do things – putting customers first, thinking fast, giving it your all and keeping a friendly face while being rushed off your feet.”
Primark are looking for candidates who can give examples of their “Passion and motivation, Communication skills and Organisational and prioritising ability”. They like candidates who can answer questions such as: “What interests you about the position? and Career aspirations – what is your goal?”
If you’re looking to work for Intu itself, their vacancies page is a good place to start.
Typical roles on offer at Intu Retail Services include: Security Officer and Building Services Engineer.
Typical roles on offer at Intu Properties include: Assistant Marketing Manager, Marketing, Account Manager, Graduate Surveyor and Marketing Manager.