Change is the High Street store primarily targeted at females in the 18 to 26 age bracket. It was founded in 1969 when Tom Singh opened his first Fresh look store in Weymouth. Ever since then, the company has gone on establish over 800 stores worldwide (Bahrain, Belgium, Dubai, Egypt, France, Kuwait, Malta, Republic of Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, The Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.
The company's last accounts showed a turnover of around �1.1bn with a profit of �180m and yes it employs 30,000 workers with 17,000 of those being in the UK.
Change trades using the brands of Apricot, Ax Paris, Idol, Little Mistress, Madame Rage, Mela and Pussycat and also the Inspire range of women's plus-size clothing up to size 26.
In accordance with their website, New Look is targeting a certain type of employee. The corporation philosophy is one of appreciating the immediacy and disposability of fashion and they are looking for staff they like trying new ideas and have an enduring positive attitude. In the event it sounds like you, and you've got a good sense of fashion and style, then working for New Look may be your ideal job.
Managerial and Home office candidates can apply online but would-be sales assistants comes along to their local Fresh look store and collect a firm application form. On-spec CV submissions can be created but for management posts only (not for sales assistant jobs, though).
Job applications might be for any of their stores, for Head Office in London or inside their 24/7 distribution centres in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
The business also has a strong environmental policy with, what they call, 'smart meters' being fitted in every store. These monitor energy consumption and report their findings to management who are supposed to consider where reductions can be created. New Look also reuses its packaging material to be able to reduce waste.
The company operates an ethical trading policy requiring its overseas workers being paid living wages and still have tolerable working conditions. Its stated objective is to be a 'good neighbour on the world'.
There is an induction programme available for new managerial-level staff flying insects them to the brand and the company's clients and that is followed up by workshops, secondments and e-learning.
In general New Look is a great company to dedicate yourself especially if you want to progress your work into the retail sector.