Welcome to Wolseley

Wherever you live in the UK, there’s a Wolseley team near to you. And, because we’re growing our business every day, we need more and more people to join us – whatever your skills or career background. With Support Centres in Warwick and Ripon, three distribution centres, and around 560 branches, our operation is huge. It involves one of the country’s largest fleets of specialist commercial vehicles and is backed by cutting-edge warehousing and customer-focused supply chain.

Our success is built on growing great relationships with our customers. And that’s where you – as a prospective member of the Wolseley team – come in. Your role will be to help keep us the first choice for our trade and building customers.

Our values

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Safety, Health & Wellbeing

We put each other's safety, health, and wellbeing first.

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Exceptional Service

We deliver exceptional service to our customers.

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Nurturing Potential

We nurture each other's extraordinary potential.

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Fairness & Respect

We treat each other with fairness and respect.

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Positive Impact

We are have a positive impact on global and local communities.

A brief history of Wolseley

1887


Frederick York Wolseley launches the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company.

1899


The first Wolseley horseless carriage went on sale in the UK at £120.

1901


Wolseley sells its car and machine tool business which became a part of Morris Motors, BMC, British Leyland and Rover Group.

1958


Wolseley merges with Geo H Hughes.

1960


Wolseley acquires a number of UK heating and oil burning companies.

1974


Sales hit £27 million.

1979


The group repositions to focus solely on distribution.

1982


Wolseley acquires US firm Ferguson Enterprises Inc.

1986


Sales reach £739 million.

2017


Wolseley plc changes its name to Ferguson plc.

2021


Wolseley UK sold to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier and Rice (CD&R)

Our awards and recognition

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Department for Work and Pensions

Disability Confident Committed Certification

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Top Employer Awards

Top Employer UK 2022

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HR Excellence Awards

Best Talent Management Strategy Award

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WorkL Workplace of the Year Awards

Gold Winner

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WorkL Workplace of the Year Awards

Industry Star - Construction and Building Materials

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Inspiring Workplaces Awards

EMEA Large Business Award (Finalist)

We walk the walk, take a look ...

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Renewable energy

Since 2020 we’ve been procuring our electricity from wholly renewable sources.

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Reduced waste

In 2020, we reduced our total waste output by 4,438 tonnes (36% reduction).

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Landfill

In 2020, we diverted over seven tonnes of waste from landfill.

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Single use plastics

In 2020, we reduced our use of single-use plastics by 329 tonnes (equivalent of 26 double-decker buses).

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Carbon footprint

Since 2016, we’ve reduced our total carbon by nearly 40% (equivalent weight of two elephants).

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