After 3 months probation period. You get 15% discount card. If you work in a travel store you get the discount only in your own store, as well as all other high street stores.
The working hours in a travel store (railway) consisted of a morning shift (6am-2pm) and a back shift (2pm-10pm). You got 30 mins unpaid breaks in between your shifts as well.
Quite organised. There was a lot of e-learning training modules that you had to complete online although I didn't use a lot of it in practice, but you are expected to know it. If anything was to happen you will be responsible as you have completed the course and signed it online. You do tend to learn more from other staff by observing than the e-course I found.
I did a group interview. First off we had to do an individual maths test, then we were given scenarios and 4 statements and had to order the statements in which we would act. Lastly, I was then asked why I should be hired over everyone else in the room.
Monthly pay through BACS into your nominated bank account, normally on the last working day of each month. Contract shift paid each month with overtime paid a month later.
Does WHSmith require pre-employment background checks? What kind of background check does WHSmith do and how long does it take to complete?
Just a basic background knowledge check on previous employment and then the usual criminal record check stuff.
Depends from individual store, I know that for my store (travel) was 6am - 10pm. With shifts split into morning shift 6am-2pm and back shift 2pm-10pm. There was also a 30 mins unpaid break in between your shift that you got.