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IKEA Jobs – Handyperson

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About the job

At IKEA, it is so much more than a job.

We are looking to welcome a Handyperson / Electrical Assistant with extensive experience in carrying out electrical work to join our amazing Communication & Interior Design team based in Southampton.

In the IKEA world, we call this role a Visual Merchandiser Team Assistant.

Application Closing Date: 24 October 2023.
Scheduled Interview Date: 24 and 25 October 2023.

• This is a benchmarked, salaried role.
• Full-time, permanent contract working 39 hours a week and 5 days out of 7.
• Standard working hours will be between Monday to Friday, starting from 07:00am in the morning.
• Ad hoc weekend work when required, though this will not be regular occurrence, and night work (4 times a year) is required to meet business needs.
• Flexibility on availability to be discussed at interview.

Our co-workers bring unique ideas and talent to work every day, and we offer a variety of benefits that suit their and their family’s everyday needs.

• 15% co-worker discount and access to I-Benefits Discount Portal, helping you to save £100s on high street retailers.
• Free and confidential Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing Portal.
• X3 Life Assurance, enhanced statutory pension contributions, and interest free loans.
• Holiday on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
• A wide range of family-friendly policies and benefits.
• Commitment to your development throughout your IKEA career, starting on your first day.
• Kick up your feet and relax in our co-worker restaurant, with a variety of affordable hot and cold meals and snacks, and free healthy meal options at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
• Free on-site co-worker parking.

We are looking for someone who can work to inspire and surprise visitors by presenting and communicating the IKEA home furnishing offer with strong visual impressions. You possess a strong sense of passion and pride in quality work and home furnishings, and are skilled at carrying out tasks such as electrical work, basic wiring and tiling, painting, and assembly and installations.

You will have previous maintenance/handyperson experience gained in a commercial business, particularly around electrical work, as well as a relevant Electrical Qualification (City & Guilds Level 3) (Eighteenth Edition).

Due to Health and Safety regulations, you must be 18 years or over for this role.

• Working in a fast paced busy environment completing tasks that involve manual handling and working at heights.
• Supporting the implementation of commercial changes in the retail unit(s) for practical works, including painting, electrical work, basic wiring and organising, maintaining and assembly/disassembly of shop fixtures where required.
• Maintaining a ‘Store In Shape as New’ approach, which includes proactive planning for range changes.
• Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge around compliance requirements for basic electrical works.
• Keep visitors in mind when working on the shop floor by minimising disruption and remain aware at all times of the importance of safety and the visual impact for visitors.
• Respect routines and responsibilities, work together with the Communications and Interior Design team and other functions, act quickly to exploit commercial opportunities and understand the impact of actions on the financial results.
• Secure high-quality, simplicity and cost-consciousness in the execution of work by using best practices.
• Actively contribute to action plans with initiatives that will grow the business and support long term profitability and execute the agreed plans in close co-operation with other functions.

It takes the diversity of thought, background, and culture to make great ideas a reality. We welcome candidates from all walks of life to join us, where we feel valued for our uniqueness and recognised for our diverse talents.

If you have any special requirements during the interview process, please let us know as soon as possible.

First step: Please attach an updated CV with your application so we can get to know you better.

Second step: If successful, you will be invited by email to complete a task and send over to our interviewing manager.

Third step: If successful, you’ll be invited to an interview with our friendly interviewing managers in-store.

Come see things a little differently with us and be part of creating a better everyday life for the many.

IKEA reserves the right to close a job vacancy earlier than originally advertised.

For any advice or support, email Ari at [email protected] and I will be happy to help!

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