26 August, 2016

The perfect package

Sally is the Recruitment Manager at our distribution centre in Castle Donington. Her main role is to make sure the site is fully staffed with the right talent. She’s just getting ready for the busiest time of the year, when the business takes on many staff for the run up to Christmas.

Throughout the year it is a 24/7/365 operation handling orders from the whole of M&S.com, which totals around two million orders a week, with 350,000 items to be sent out per day during our Christmas period. We’re at our busiest when the festive season approaches as people shop for presents and all the things they need for a fabulous Christmas.

Mark & Spencer partners with Staffline to bring in the volume of people needed. For anyone living nearby and looking for a temporary role, Sally believes the centre is a great choice.

“There’s fabulous team-spirit, we operate as one team – especially at peak times when the pressure’s on. It’s still a fairly new site that’s had huge investment and there’s a real sense of passion and loyalty to the brand – everyone wants to see the site succeed.”

Sally’s looking for people who care about the job they do, “It’s all about the customer here, and that’s what we look for in new starters. When a package leaves here, the next person to touch it will be the customer, so our team focus on making sure everything is perfect. It’s about delivering the right product to the right quality at the right time, and we need people who have the commitment and energy to work to these high standards.” 

Find out about the temporary opportunities on offer at Castle Donington via our Agency partner, Staffline here

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