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Screwfix to open two new DCs & create 600 jobs

Multi-channel trade retailer Screwfix, part of Kingfisher plc, has launched a recruitment drive to find hundreds of employees for its new distribution centre sites at Prologis… View Article

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Screwfix to open two new DCs & create 600 jobs

Multi-channel trade retailer Screwfix, part of Kingfisher plc, has launched a recruitment drive to find hundreds of employees for its new distribution centre sites at Prologis Park in Stafford and at Fradley Park near Lichfield.

The business which works in partnership with Wincanton comes on the back of an online sales rise of 146 per cent. The new full-time jobs are mainly available at Prologis Park in Stafford and at Prologis Park Fradley, near Lichfield, and including forklift truck and lorry driving and picking positions.

Screwfix’s logistics partner Wincanton is leading the recruitment drive. Wincanton opened the 128,000 sq ft distribution centre at Prologis Park last year to support its customer’s continuing business growth.

The supply chain partner operates five Staffordshire distribution centres on behalf of the customer. The Stafford and Lichfield sites now pick and despatch stock seven days a week and have hit record volumes this year.

The new roles are in addition to the 400 staffs Wincanton has already recruited across it’s distribution centres. New staff will be based across all shifts patterns and areas.

Rachel Gilbey, managing director of general merchandise at Wincanton, said: “Many have faced uncertain times over the past few months, but our customer Screwfix has enjoyed a period of continued growth.

“We’re pleased to be recruiting so many people from the local area to support their store expansion and I’m looking forward to welcoming our new colleagues to the team.”

Rachel added: “We have a variety of shifts and positions available to suit all people – from experienced logistic professionals to those who are new to the storage and distribution sector.”

Screwfix has opened more than 50 new stores across the UK and the Republic of Ireland in recent months.

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