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Thanks to everyone who's left suggestions here, it's useful to have your feedback, good and bad, and also interesting to see how wildly engagement varies region to region, store to store. Retail is a tough business for everyone, and changes to how our customers shop, and how this affects how we function as a business will always cause friction. Especially whilst new ways of working settle in, something that we all work hard to minimise.This will be fed back to the relevant Regional Managers and we'll do everything we can as a support function to continue to make B&Q a good home for everyone.

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6.6 weeks holiday (including bank holidays); but we are a retail business that's open on weekends and bank holidays, so some weekend/evening/bank holiday flexibility is expected.

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The only in-store jobs that are paid a salary plus commission are in our Showroom departments. Showroom Sales Advisors and Showroom Lead Takers are commissionable. All other in-store jobs are salaried/paid by hourly rate. Commission is paid monthly.

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Have a look at the FAQ's on our careers site, they'll give you tons of information about what you can expect when you interview with us.
https://www.bandqcareers.com/faq/

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B&Q's minimum wage has now increased to £8.03. As before, this is the minimum, so depending on what store you work in, you may still be eligible for an additional location allowance. Plus benefits as standard.

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The dress code is smart casual so wear something comfortable and appropriate for an interview. Make sure you wear closed toe shoes if you’re heading into store to a selection event or interview, just in case you visit the shop floor.
To find out more about interviewing at B&Q, have a look at our careers site FAQ's page:
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20% but there are T&C's.
To find out more about rewards & benefits at B&Q, have a look at our careers site FAQ's page:
https://www.bandqcareers.com/faq/

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To find out more about applying and interviewing at B&Q, have a look at our careers site FAQ's page:
https://www.bandqcareers.com/faq/

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Yes we do! If your job is store based, you'll be provided with polo shirts, cargo trousers or cargo skirts (or a combination of both), a soft-shell jacket and protective steel-toe cap shoes or boots, depending on the department that you'll be working in. Plus the iconic apron, of course!
If your job is based at our Southampton SSO (Store Support Office) it's smart/casual dress code.
To find out more about working at B&Q, have a look at our careers site FAQ's page:
https://www.bandqcareers.com/faq/

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To find out more about interviewing at B&Q, have a look at our careers site FAQ's page:
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