FAQs

How do I find out about vacancies at Clarks?

We list all of our head office and Store Manager vacancies on this site and we update them daily. You can also register for job alerts so that you know as soon as we post a new job. Externally, we advertise widely online, using a range of generalist and specialist job boards. We also advertise in local, national and specialist press. For our other retail roles (Assistant Store Managers, Team Leaders and Sales Team Members) we only advertise them in a Clarks store. Occasional headquarters roles in Europe, Asia are advertised on this site too, but they're usually managed locally. If you'd like to take a look at our USA jobs, visit http://www.clarksusa.com/eng/aboutus/careers.cfm

Where will I be working?

The majority of our 15,000 people are based in the UK. But, being a growing global business, we also have over 3,500 people in the USA and Canada. We also employ people in Germany, Holland, Belgium, China, India, Malaysia, Brazil and Japan. All over the world, really. We operate in many other countries around the world, including Australia, Russia and Spain. People in these countries work for one of our franchise partners, a distributor, agent or joint venture partner. That's why during the application process we ask if you're happy for your recruitment details to be passed to our partner organisations.

How do I apply?

Applying to a live vacancy is simple. Use our online application process to send in your details. Once you've submitted everything, you'll receive a confirmation email letting you know that we've received your application. We'll keep in touch after this through email. You can also apply speculatively. If there isn't a job for you immediately, you can still leave us your details. We'll keep your details on our database, which we regularly search against new roles, and contact you when a suitable vacancy pops up. To be certain you're the first to find out about new vacancies, remember to register for our job alerts.

Do I need a valid work permit?

You do, yes. To be offered a job with Clarks, you must have the legal right to work in the country you've applied for. We'll check this during the recruitment process.

Can I apply for more than one vacancy?

Absolutely. You can apply for as many roles as you want. But please think about the type of role that will suit you best and your ultimate goals, and only apply for appropriate vacancies.

I have submitted my application, what happens next?

Once the closing date's passed, we review and screen all applications against criteria based on the job requirements. If you don't meet the requirements, we'll let you know that your application's been unsuccessful by email. If you're successful, we'll invite you in to see us for the next step of the selection process.

If my application is unsuccessful, will you let me know?

Yes. We promise to keep you updated at every stage of your application, including letting you know if you've been unsuccessful. And don't forget: you can apply for other jobs with Clarks at any time.

I've submitted an application but I haven't heard anything - what should I do?

The first thing we'd say is check your email, including spam folders - sometimes emails can end up there by mistake. We'll have sent correspondence to the email address you used when you submitted your application. And allow up to three weeks after submitting your application to hear back from us. If you still haven't heard from us after that, please let us know.

Can I get feedback if I have been unsuccessful?

Of course. But because of the huge number of applications we receive we're only able to provide you with any feedback if you have attended an interview. The manager you met will be happy to call you and give you feedback. We think that's really important. You'll need to contact them directly to arrange it. You'll find their contact details in your confirmation email.

What can I do to prepare for my interview or assessment?

Take a look at the section on preparing for interview and assessment. There's lot of handy hints and top tips there.

I'm interested in becoming a Clarks Franchisee - how do I do this?

It's simple. Just visit the Franchise Partnering section on our main website. (So you know, the link will open in a new window.)

A Clarks employee has helped me apply, can they be rewarded for this?

We have refer-a-friend schemes in place for some of our more difficult-to-find roles. If your job fits in to that category, then your friend or family member could be in for a nice bonus. On your application you'll be asked where you heard about the job, so don't forget to tick 'employee referral' and put in your friend's or family member's details.

Do you offer relocation assistance?

For some of our roles, yes. It'll be clear on the advert whether it's available.

Why do you monitor equality and diversity information, and what do you do with this information?

Basically, the information helps us to monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment. It's never used as part of the selection decision.

Does Clarks offer work experience opportunities?

We have excellent links with local schools and colleges, and we take a number of work experience students from them every year. Unfortunately, this means that we're unable to take individual requests for work experience.

Does Clarks offer work placements?

We have a handful of work placement opportunities each year, depending on business requirements. They'll be advertised here on our website.

Does Clarks run a Graduate Recruitment Programme?

At the moment, we don't. But it's something we're actively thinking about. Of course, we welcome applications from graduates. We recruit graduates into all sorts of entry-level roles right across our global business.

I have a question that's not answered here

We'll happily answer any questions you may have. Just complete the form on our 'Get in touch page' and send it in to us. We'll get back to you with an answer within three working days.