Jobs and Careers Autumn 2017 - 94
There's never been a more exciting time to work at
Wolseley UK. Could you help the company shape its future?
ithout even knowing it,
you've almost certainly
come across Wolseley
UK products, if you've ever flushed
a loo, snuggled next to a radiator
on a cold day or bought a frozen
meal from the supermarket.
Wolseley UK is part of Ferguson plc,
the world's largest trade distributor
of plumbing and heating products
to professional contractors. It is
one of the FTSE100's biggest kept
secrets - specialist suppliers of all
those things that form part of our
everyday lives, from air conditioners
and boilers, to cisterns and showers.
In the UK, Plumb Center, Parts Center,
Pipe Center, and Climate Center - some
of Wolseley's brands - supply thousands
of products every day to trade customers,
who then fit out the plumbing, heating or
refrigeration systems across the country.
Time of change
This is an exciting time to be joining
Wolseley UK. In September 2016, the
company announced a major programme
to transform the way it serves its customers,
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following a wide-ranging review of its
plumbing and heating operations.
Wolseley has now brought its plumbing
and heating businesses together under
the Wolseley banner. Its ambitious
plan, to be the first choice specialist
merchant for customers, is based on a real
understanding of what those customers
value and how the company can help them
grow their businesses and achieve more.
Join a brilliant team
Wolseley UK really values its staff and
these changes wouldn't be possible
without them. The company knows
it has a lot to do if it is to achieve its
vision for its customers, so having
the right team is essential.
If you're up for the challenge, with bags
of enthusiasm and a passion for customer
service, why not join Wolseley UK on its
journey as it moves from being a pretty
good business, to a really great one?
The technical skills you might
need, and experience, will vary by
role. But there are a range of roles
to suit your skills. Those who work in
the company's branches are at the
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Wolseley UK recruits graduates
and apprentices on a yearly
basis. Alex Pryce, below, joined
in October 2015 and is now
working as a key accounts
manager in the Plumb and
Parts Center, south London.
"I'm really excited about where
I could go within the company,"
he says. "There are so many
possibilities and a lot of flexibility
and potential to move within
the business in the future. The
company is so supportive. I really
do think the career possibilities
with Wolseley are unlimited."