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I’ve had several fantastic opportunities to develop myself, which have enabled me to progress my career.

Nicky Thomas, Finance Director

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Working in a support centre

Our Support Centre teams deliver crucial support services to the business from our sites in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire and in Ripon, North Yorkshire.

With a variety of teams at these two sites, we look for people with a range of different skills. So, whatever your background and however you'd like to develop your career, you're likely to find something that interests you.

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My career story

Chris Cottington, Operational Design Director. Royal Leamington Spa

When I joined Wolseley, I was looking for a first job with structured training and career development possibilities. Since I joined in 2000, I’ve had a number of roles throughout our Leamington Spa Support Centre. There’s a lot of variety here and I feel I can make a difference to the business. There are a lot of career opportunities here, because of the company’s scale and the fact it’s in so many different places. You’re working with great people who are committed to doing their very best for customers and colleagues every day. It makes it all worth it.

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My career story

Harj Bains, Commercial Counsel. Royal Leamington Spa

I was first attracted to Wolseley by the size and reputation of the business. Then at the interview stage, it was also evident that there was a focus on personal and career development for my role.

My work’s interesting (as much as working on contracts can be) and varied. We work well together and there’s a good atmosphere in the office.

The people here are very supportive. I’ve only been here a short time, but I feel like I’ve been here much longer, because everyone’s helped me to settle in really well.

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My career story

Sarah-Jane Craig, Learning and Development Designer. Royal Leamington Spa

When I applied to Wolseley’s graduate scheme it was the size of the company and the diverse range of job opportunities that attracted me. I’d never worked in anything more than a local company or a commercial/trade environment before.

Working in L&D, I feel I’m in the best place to help colleagues with their development and still keep my connections to the branch world. It’s a very supportive and diverse team – I feel my opinions and thoughts are valued and the work’s meaningful, because I can see the positive changes that L&D is making.

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My career story

Daniel Peterson, L&D Trainer. Field-based

Six years ago, I started at Wolseley as a temp agency worker, pretty much straight from university. Why am I still here? I’ve worked with some great people – they’re more than happy to share their wisdom, but always up for a laugh, too!

I’ve also enjoyed lots of personal development and career progression. I’ve been lucky, because people have spotted something in me and that recognition motivated me.

If you’re willing to get stuck in, have a genuine interest in other people and focus on delivering quality work, you’ll do well here.

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2017


Operational Design Director, Wolseley UK

Identifying commercial opportunities for the UK business.

2012


Head of Business Infrastructure, Wolseley UK

Ensuring the UK business has the right infrastructure to support growth.

2012


Head of Business Development, Wolseley UK

Developing strategies to drive the business forward.

2006


Head of Trading Support, Wolseley UK

Ensuring our trade businesses had the support they needed.

2004


National Commercial Intelligence Manager, Wolseley UK

Identifying commercial opportunities for the UK business.

2003


Sales Director, Wolseley UK

Responsible for all regional and central services sales activities.

2000


New Business Manager, Wolseley UK

Working closely with sales teams to win new building trade customers.

1991


Branch Manager, Wolseley UK

Leading a busy branch.

1984


Pre-Branch Manager duties, Wolseley UK

Working in a branch and supporting the manager.

2018


Commercial Counsel, Wolseley UK

I work on commercial contracts, dispute resolution and compliance matters.

2017


Legal Counsel, PCMS Group Limited

Negotiated commercial contracts and was the legal team’s data protection representative for GDPR.

2011


Associate Solicitor, Thomas Horton LLP

Advised on commercial and employment disputes. Worcestershire Law Society Young Solicitor of the Year 2015.

2018


Learning and Development Designer, Wolseley UK

Create e-Learning modules and help manage internal Learning Management System.

2016


Learning and Development Trainer, Wolseley UK

Delivered the company induction and created and rolled out three product knowledge courses.

2015


Graduate Operations Management Trainee, Wolseley UK

Worked in three main branches and on an L&D project to shape future graduate schemes.

2014


Climbing and Abseiling High Ropes Instructor, Moorhouse Adventure Centre

Maintained equipment, set up activities, gave safety briefings and supervised climbs.  

2011


Cashier, B&M

Operated tills, counted money, made staff announcements and upsold products when required. 

2010


Sales Advisor, Store Twenty-One

Worked on the tills and shop floor, keeping all areas tidy and presentable.

2017


L&D Trainer, Wolseley UK

Evaluate learning needs, design and deliver workshops, build pathways and evaluate impact.

2015


DC Operations Helpdesk Team Leader, Wolseley UK

Promoted to Team Leader  and created training guides for new starters.

2012


Temp DC Operations Helpdesk Team Leader, Wolseley UK

Managed pay/absence records, trained new starters and liaised across Wolseley.

2007


Counters Supervisor, Asda

Dealt with shift rotas, trained new starters and supervised day-to-day operation.

Contact the recruitment team

Telephone: 01926 705260 (Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm)
Email us: resourcing@wolseley.co.uk

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