10 April, 2018

A MODERN STORE IN A HISTORIC TOWN

We’re pleased to announce that we’re opening a new M&S Simply Food in Bridgwater in Somerset. If ever there was an opportunity to lay down roots in such a quintessential English town – meeting the needs of customers who love quality food and providing jobs for local people – this is it.

Bridgwater is a market town steeped in history. It lies at the edge of Somerset Levels in well-wooded countryside, bordered by the River Parrett on both sides. Bridgwater has been a major in-land port and trading centre since the Industrial Revolution and most of its industrial bases are still standing today.

But as well as being a historic town, Bridgwater is expanding fast, looking to grow a population that currently stands at 40,000. We’ll be there for the local community but we’ll also extend a warm M&S welcome to shoppers from further afield. Bristol is 28 miles away; closer still, Taunton is just 12 miles away and accessible by the M5 motorway, rail and even canal!

Our new store will be based alongside other well-known retailers in the Gallagher Retail Park, on The Clink. The Gallagher Retail Park is close to junctions on the A38 and A39, and there will be 450 spaces available in the nearby car park.

The M&S Simply Food in Bridgwater will cover 7,000 sq. ft. of space, and comprise everything you’d expect in a modern M&S store, including an In-Store Bakery and Click & Collect service. But what will really count will be the people who make every moment special for our customers.

That could mean you. We’re going to need a whole host of people including: Sales Floor Customer Assistants, Store Operations Customer Assistants, In-Store Bakery Assistants, Fire, Health & Safety Officer and Admin Assistant.

For each of these roles, there will be a variety of shifts available, so you can fit work around your personal life. And, of course, you’ll enjoy all the fabulous benefits of being part of the M&S team.

Let’s leave the last word to Andy, the new Store Manager:

“We’re delighted to be opening a new M&S Simply Food in Bridgwater. There has been lots of excitement in the area and we’re looking forward to becoming part of the local community. The Gallagher Retail Park is a fantastic location where we will be able to showcase the very best of M&S food and drink, including a wide selection of innovative fresh produce and indulgent seasonal dining ideas.”

Keen to be part of it? Then apply here

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