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For every
career journey,
there’s WHSmith.

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Over the last 230 years we’ve grown and evolved into a leading global retailer with more than 1,700 stores in over 30 countries.

We’re proud to be the familiar face that our customers love and trust to make every journey better, in life and through life.

But that’s not all we do. As a diverse group of over 14,000 colleagues who share the same big ambitions, we have a WHSmith for every career journey too.

  • Travel UK
  • International
  • High Street
  • Online

A welcome from our CEO, Carl Cowling

Welcome to our careers website and thank you for considering WHSmith for your next career journey. As you navigate your way through the site, you will find lots of interesting facts and information about the Company. Many people in the UK still perceive our brand as a standalone high street retailer, so you may be surprised what you learn!

Having celebrated 230 years since the Company was founded in 1792, we now have over 1,700 stores across more than 30 countries around the world, with Support Centres in the UK, Las Vegas and Sydney. We have an ambitious growth strategy for the Group and the opportunities ahead are substantial as we expand our global reach and open in more travel hubs. Since becoming CEO in 2019, I have been incredibly proud of how the business has evolved and none of this would be possible without the fantastic support and commitment of our teams around the world.

So, why should you consider WHSmith? We are a nimble and entrepreneurial business, adapting at pace to the constant changes within the retail landscape. We always strive to be on the front foot and ahead of our competitors. We work hard to make WHSmith a great place to work for all our colleagues, minimising our impact on the planet, engaging our people and contributing to the communities that we have served for over 230 years.

What’s really interesting about the Group is the various different brands and businesses that sit within WHSmith and hopefully you will find a role or area of the business that could be the perfect next step on your career journey.

Thank you for taking the time to consider us and I hope to see you in one of our stores or Support Centres in the near future!

Carl Cowling

James - Deputy Manager of WHSmith Euston store

My team is the best I've ever worked with! I've been involved with training colleagues from different levels and developing them to move on to different locations as Store Managers, Deputy Managers and Team Leaders. It's my pride and joy to work with them.

James / WHSmith Travel, Deputy Manager, Euston Station, London
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InMotion colleague in Madrid Airport store

I've been with InMotion since 2019 when we opened our first store outside of the US. My most exciting moment has been the opportunity to open stores across Europe. This business is developing so fast and it's exciting to see where it's going!

Georgia / International, Store Manager, Alicante
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Meet the WHSmith family

Our journey has seen the WHSmith family grow into a portfolio of successful brands. And you can explore them all here.

WHSmith Travel UK

Imagine the buzz you’d get from being part of a team that serves more than 10,000 customers every day. Sounds amazing, right? It’s just another exciting day in the life of one of our busy travel stores.

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WHSmith High Street

Whether it’s getting back to school after the summer holidays, starting a brand new job, or celebrating a special birthday, we’re here for all of our customers’ life journeys. Big ones, small ones, and everything in between.

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As a global travel retailer with a presence in c.30 countries and more than 100 airports around the world, WHSmith is synonymous with the travelling experience, having exposure to millions of travellers every year.

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InMotion joined the WHSmith family in 2018. Each store is a one-stop-shop for all the cutting-edge tech and gadgets our customers need for just about any adventure.

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We seek to actively manage our space in stores and have developed a number of key partnerships with retail brands to maximise our product and service offer to customers.

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If you’ve ever bought and sent a birthday card online, you’ve probably already visited the Funky Pigeon website. But what you might not have realised is that this amazing brand is part of the WHSmith family.

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Everyone’s passionate about something. For us here at Cult Pens, it’s… well… pens. That’s why our website offers the world’s greatest selection - from specially-imported Japanese rollerballs to limited edition fountain pens.

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    Our largest UK Travel store at Birmingham Airport is now open

    Today marks the opening of our largest UK Travel store at Birmingham Airport.

    At 6,000 square feet, our flagship one-stop-shop for travel essentials really takes our customer proposition to another level! With a bespoke design, inspired by local architecture, and a tailored product offering, this latest store offers customers everything they would expect from a WHSmith, as well as a broader product range, including health & beauty and tech zones, and coffee.

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    We’ve brought the much-loved toy brand back to the high street for UK shoppers, with Toys R Us shop-in-shops opening in 9 of our High Street stores in locations including York, Reading, Cheltenham and Oxford.

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    Our Travel Books team were presented with the award, recognising a strong recovery from the pandemic and celebrating the growth of our business as we’ve opened more dedicated Bookshops and helped shape bestsellers across the industry.

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