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1. Do I need to have a valid work permit?

Yes. All candidates will be required to produce proof of right to work before employment can commence.

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2. What benefits will I receive?

Harvey Nichols offers an attractive benefits package which includes generous discounts in all of our stores, restaurants, cafes and bars, along with holidays which increase with length of service and other external discounts.

Please click on the following link to learn more about the Harvey Nichols benefits package http://careers.harveynichols.com/whyjoinus/ourBenefits.aspx

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3. Do I need to provide my own uniform?

Dress codes apply across the business.

Within hospitality, uniforms will be provided where required.

For shop-floor positions, your contract will outline appropriate business dress or you will be advised by your line manager.

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4. What skills and experience do I need to have?

We consider a number of factors depending on the specific role that you are applying for. We consider all applications very carefully in line with the requirements of the role and your skills and experience.

Ideally we are looking for people who can provide excellent customer service and those who have a genuine interest in wanting to work for Harvey Nichols.

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5. When can I expect to hear about the outcome of my application?

We will notify all applicants of the outcome of their application within 4 weeks. All online applications will be acknowledged upon receipt. All applications are held on file for 12 months unless we are instructed otherwise.

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6. Can you describe the recruitment process?

Depending on the position you apply for, the recruitment process will feature a number of different stages.

For all shop floor positions, including Sales Advisors and Management roles, HR will conduct a short telephone screening with you. If you are successful, you will then be invited to attend a line manager interview.

For Head Office positions, HR will conduct a short telephone screening, followed directly by a line manager interview.

For hospitality roles, you will receive a short telephone screening with a member of HR and if successful, you will then be invited in to complete a trial shift working within the department that you have applied for.

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7. What training and development opportunities do you provide?

Harvey Nichols is fully committed to providing learning and development opportunities for all employees. We recognise that our employees provide the skills, knowledge and expertise to deliver the quality of service our customers expect. We believe in helping all our employees to reach their maximum potential in terms of:
  • personal development – by broadening current skills and knowledge
  • career development – in preparing for future roles
  • self development – in seeking out opportunities to learn


For further information on training and development at Harvey Nichols please click on the following link http://careers.harveynichols.com/whyJoinUs/YourDevelopment.aspx

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8. What are the opportunities to progress and develop within the Company?

Harvey Nichols is committed to allowing individuals to reach their maximum potential through providing opportunities to develop. We support progression along your chosen career path. Vacancies are advertised internally and you can talk to your managers and HR department regarding your career development.

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9. Do you offer a graduate training scheme?

Although we do not offer a specific graduate training scheme, there are many entry level positions suitable for graduates, which provide on-the-job competency training and opportunities to progress.

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10. Do you offer any internships or work placement opportunities?

Harvey Nichols offers a variation of opportunities for internships and work placements across our sites. Our stores and restaurants offer ad hoc short term placements throughout the year.

The Head Office offers 6 month placements to individuals who specifically require the experience for their academic studies.

If you are interested in taking part please contact the relevant HR department directly.

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