M&S national distribution centre in Welham Green now recruiting for 450 jobs

PUBLISHED: 17:15 13 February 2019

The former Tesco Welham Green site, which is now a Marks & Spencer clothing and home products distribution centre.

The former Tesco Welham Green site, which is now a Marks & Spencer clothing and home products distribution centre.

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Recruitment has begun for the new Marks & Spencer national distribution centre in Welham Green, ahead of its official opening this summer.

The new warehouse, which is operated by DHL, will create 450 permanent jobs and will play a key part in delivering clothing and home products to more than 98 stores in the South East.

The distribution centre has already recruited for 150 roles as DHL this month started operating the former Tesco site, which will gradually build up over the next 18 months.

It will recruit a total of 600 permanent employees by the end of 2019 and, at its peak, up to 1,000.

M&S and DHL are currently looking to fill a variety of full-time and part-time roles that are available at the site.

Recruits will be involved in organising and packing products to be delivered to stores, overseeing customer returns, organising and managing stock and ensuring the whole process runs smoothly – from products arriving at the centre to delivering them to store for customers to browse through.

M&S Welham Green head of programme delivery Rob Davies said: “Our new clothing and home distribution centre in Welham Green will not only support our stores in the South East but ensure better availability and choice for our customers.

“We are really excited to be working with DHL to offer hundreds of jobs to communities in and around Hertfordshire, with each and every colleague recruited playing an important role in making every moment special for M&S customers.

“We look forward to welcoming new members to our expanding team in the coming weeks.”

General manager of the distribution centre Mark Defanis: “The new Welham Green distribution centre offers a variety of exciting roles and great prospects for successful candidates. We urge anyone who’s interested to get in touch.”

Those interested in applying for the roles available should visit: www.dpdhl.jobs/search-jobs with search location ‘Hatfield’.

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