As a company they aim to be the most competitively priced in health and beauty products and household goods on the high street. They pride themselves on their stores to be well laid out, crisp and clean and their staff to be well trained and experienced in the products they sell.
- Founded in the UK in 1988 focussing on fast moving toiletries products.
- The company changed its name to Savers Health & Beauty in 1996 to be more in line with a contemporary image.
- A.S Watson acquired the company in 2000 boosting its expansion.
- They run over 230 stores in England, Scotland and Wales and their head office is based in the North East of England.
They believe their staff are part of the local community that they are serving therefore need to have excellent knowledge and customer service experience.
To be in with a chance of getting a role at Savers they advise you to visit a store and understand what the role you have applied for is all about. Look at its customers, products, what do you think their challenges are and most importantly could you see yourself working there?
It’s very important to understand their brand and have an opinion on it as well as understanding thoroughly the job description and what exactly you will be expected to do.
Remember to check and double check, do a trial run so that you have plenty of time and do not arrive flustered, think about what you have done in the past and what you could bring to the team. Think also about any areas that you could develop and how Savers could help you with this.
Dress in a professional manner to your interview and try and be as relaxed as possible, this allows the interviewer to see the real you. Use the interview as an opportunity to ask them questions about their experiences with the company.
The process for interviews at Savers is usually application form, invitation to a 1st stage competency based interview then if successful a 2nd stage interview with an Area Manager which will be more practical then with a bit of luck an offer if a job.