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Our promise is to be our customers’ No.1 choice by offering all the products, parts and specialist services they need.

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 administration centres in Warwick and Ripon, three distribution centres and over 500 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.

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Helping our customers do more

We are the UK’s largest merchant supplier of products and services to UK building and trade professionals. Our aim is to help our customers grow. And you can help us. Our customers demand the very best for their customers who need new bathrooms and heating for the home to cooling systems, drainage and pipe for housing, commercial and infrastructure projects.

The great news is that we have everything our customers need – plus dedicated teams with specialist knowledge, offering great advice and a host of digital innovations that can improve their businesses. We make it easy to find and buy products, at the right price and deliver right on time. In short, we’re the local specialist trade merchant for customers nationwide!

Wolseley at a glance

4,500

colleagues

500+

branches

1.1m

customers

£53m

operating profit (2018)

3

distribution centres

52,000

suppliers

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Join the Wolseley family

Our new colleagues tell us time and again that they’re impressed by our size, scale and the variety of solutions we have for our customers – but not before they’ve told us how much their team feels like a family. This family-feel is part of what keeps our colleagues here and keeps our customers coming back.

It's also what keeps us growing and driving forward standards of service across the sectors we operate in - leading the industry in terms of products, technical knowledge and specialist trade areas. Our training is well recognised in the profession, and our people stick around for long careers with us.

If you can ‘think on your feet’ and keen to learn and develop new skills for the future then we’d like to hear from you.

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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)

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"Doing the right thing..."

Ensuring we’re doing the right thing is in our DNA. Not only in the way we look after, develop, reward and engage our colleagues but in our wider business practices too.

Having a diverse and vibrant workforce that reflects the communities we serve is a basic requirement for us. We do the same when it comes to our customers, our suppliers, the environment and sustainability to support the switch to more sustainable materials and the use of green-energy across the country.

More about our approach

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).

Our awards and recognition

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Personnel Today Awards

Employee Benefits award.

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Professional Pensions Awards

Pension Scheme of the Year award.

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Personnel Today Awards

Talent Management award.

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National Mentoring Consortium Awards

New Employer of the Year award.

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The Logistics Awards

World class award.

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