Weekend Sales Assistant

Location: Stansted, Essex, United Kingdom, CM24 1RW

Contract type: Permanent

Brand: WHSmith Travel

Pay: £7.47 to £11.50 per hour

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Job Overview

Weekend Sales Assistant - WHSmith - Stansted Airport

We have 9 shops within the Airport both Landside and Airside including – Coffee Shops, Huge Book departments in our biggest units, Tech and of course the gifting and express side of the business in all shops. WHSmith Stansted is the biggest grossing business in the company and is a great foot in the door for your first work experience, career pathway or simply getting some money in your back pocket!

Contract Type: Permanent

Working hours: 16 hours per week, working Saturdays and Sundays 06:00 - 15:00 or 15:00 -00:00

Benefits that come with working at Stansted Airport:

  • Free Car Parking
  • Subsidised Meal Deal
  • 3rd party discount in selected airport retailers and restaurants
  • Unsocial Premium - an additional £1.50 per hour for hours worked between 00:00 and 05:00
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression

As a Sales Assistant you’ll provide exceptional customer service and work independently or as part of a team to deliver our fantastic store standards. We want you, our customers, and our colleagues to be proud to share their journey with us.

Airport Requirements:

  • 5 years continuous references – to gain an airport pass you will need to provide 5 years’ worth of either employment or education references without any gaps
  • Criminal Records Bureau Check – to be completed by WHSmith if your application is successful
  • Photographic ID i.e. passport or UK Driving Licence

What being a Sales Assistant is all about:

  • Delivering an exceptional customer service to all our customers.
  • Carrying out stock replenishment, ensuring all areas of the store remain tidy and inviting for our customers to shop.
  • Meeting high standards of display and visual merchandising helping customers find what they're looking for easily.
  • Being part of a team and supporting colleagues.

What our Stores would love to see:

  • A passion for customers having an exceptional experience in store.
  • Confident in communicating within the team.
  • Motivated to achieve fantastic results and standards.
  • Adaptable to meet company requirements and goals.

How we reward our teams:

We know you’ll work hard to make WHSmith a success and keep our customers happy, so as well as your salary, pension scheme, paid annual leave and employee discounts, we’ll reward you with a range of deals from retail partners that will help you save money and make memories, whether a delicious meal, an adventurous day out, or tickets to see the latest blockbuster.

Whatever the future brings, our Employee Assistance Programme will support you with help and guidance for your wellbeing whether physical, mental or financial.

About us:

WHSmith has a remarkable heritage and we are growing particularly in our airports, hospitals, rail stations and motorway services. Our aim is simple, to offer our products to everyone on any of life’s journeys. Our InMotion brand, a leading digital accessories business, continues to grow and develop, offering an amazing customer experience with all the latest tech. We have created great partnerships with the likes of M&S and Costa Coffee, ‘broaden our offering’ to our customers throughout the UK. That’s why, as we continue our journey, our aim is simple: to make every one of life’s journeys better!

WHSmith are proud to be an inclusive employer, we want our colleagues to feel welcome, and free to be themselves with us.

Our values

We strive to be outward-facing and customer-focused:
an organisation that keeps its promises. Living our four key values is an important part of achieving this aim.

Customer Focus

We keep the customer at the heart of all that we do.

Value Our People

Our people are respected and valued in an honest, open environment.

Drive for Results

We push ourselves to achieve ambitious and competitive results – delivered with pace.


We take personal responsibility and deliver what we say we will.

Weekend Sales Assistant

Location: Stansted, Essex, United Kingdom, CM24 1RW

Contract type: Permanent

Brand: WHSmith Travel

Pay: £7.47 to £11.50 per hour

Apply now