Careers at Begg Shoes

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Why Join Us?

Join a truly unique and independent company that values its family roots and stands out on the bustling High Street. At our business, we have big plans for the future and are committed to delivering top-quality products and exceptional customer service, both in-store and online.

We're proud of our independence and the opportunity it gives us to stand out and offer something truly special to our customers. If you share our passion for excellence and are ready to be a part of our mission, we'd love for you to join our team.

We are a Real Living Wage Employer

As an award-winning Real Living Wage accredited business, we understand the importance of investing in our team in order to achieve long-term success. Whether you're seeking a new career opportunity or simply enjoy the social aspect of retail and fashion, we have a role for you.

Not only will you be joining a company that values and supports its employees, but you'll also have the chance to be a part of a friendly and dynamic team. So don't wait - apply now and start your journey with Begg Shoes.

 Our Managing Director Donald Begg talks about the importance of the Real Living Wage.

What do we give you?

There are a range of benefits to joining our team at Begg Shoes. These include:

  • Real Living Wage - starting rate of £12 per hour for colleagues aged over 18
  • Uniform allowance & FREE shoes each season.
  • Generous Staff discount scheme
  • Specialist training with experts from the industry
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • One-to-one coaching

 

What is it like to work with us?

By joining our team, you'll have the chance to break free from the norms of retail and e-commerce, and experience a dynamic work environment where no two days are the same. Our family-run business is characterised by a strong team spirit and a track record of employee retention - the average length of service in our stores is over 5 years. As a member of our team, you can expect support in your career growth and development.

As a trusted resource for our friendly and loyal customers of all ages, you'll have the opportunity to work at the heart of your local community, building a reputation for excellence in both product quality and expertise. So if you're looking for a meaningful and rewarding role that allows you to continuously learn and grow, consider joining our team today!


What sort of training will you receive?

At Begg Shoes, we place a strong emphasis on training and professional development in every role. To support your growth, we offer a blend of on-the-job and structured learning opportunities, including access to our comprehensive online training portal. In addition to regular appraisals, we also offer recognition for your achievements to help motivate and inspire you on your career journey.

We are fortunate to have strong relationships with local industry experts, including podiatrists, who visit our stores to provide valuable insights and perspectives. Our managers are also highly qualified, having completed professional training as Qualified Shoe Fitters with the Society of Shoe Fitters, a leading trade organisation in our field. With these resources at your disposal, you'll have the support and guidance you need to succeed in your role.

 

Testimonials from our team

Don't just take our word for it. Here is what some members of our fantastic team say they love about working at Begg Shoes.

'I love that every day is different, from helping our lovely customers find the right shoes, to working with and training a wonderful team, to unpacking and displaying fabulous new products as they arrive. Although I have worked at Begg Shoes for over 10 years, I’m still learning something new every day and kept on my toes!’ - Nikki, Store Manager

'I have worked for Begg Shoes for around 5 years and really enjoy it. Every day is different and we have lovely customers (and shoes). As an employer, Begg's really does reward performance and loyalty and works with staff to embrace individual strengths.' - Louise, Sales Advisor

'Working for Begg Shoes has been a pleasure. I feel genuinely valued as an employee and the company has strived to do its best for their staff, offering training opportunities and providing a real living wage which at this moment in time is a big achievement for any business.' - Emma, Sales Advisor

 

Any questions?

If you have any questions get in touch with us directly, either by visiting your local store or by emailing info@beggshoes.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Can't find the role for you?

If you don’t see the job you’re looking for then we’re always open to speculative applications. Please email us your CV with a covering note explaining what your ideal role and location within the business would be to info@beggshoes.com

 

Current Vacancies

Careers at Begg Shoes
  • Sales Advisor - Summer Season

    Location: Kirkwall

    Salary: £12 Per Hour + Benefits + Free Shoes

    Hours: Variable

    Join our team in Kirkwall over the Summer season in 2024 and help us to welcome our loyal local customers as well as visitors from all over the world.

    Engage with customers to offer friendly, helpful advice in a bustling store. Learn with our team how to offer a huge range of top-quality footwear from leading brands as well as shipping orders all over the UK via our website.

    Our Seasonal role is ideally suited to a student returning over the Summer. Covering team holidays as well as peak season days, this represents a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a busy Summer season and put away some savings before the academic year resumes in Autumn.

    Please apply via our website or contact us in store with any questions.

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  • Assistant Manager - Inverurie

    Location: Inverurie

    Salary: £27,000 + Bonus + Benefits

    Hours: Full Time

    Join our team in the bustling Inverurie store as our new Assistant Manager, where your passion for footwear and stellar customer service skills can shine.

    In this role, you'll be the driving force behind the store's daily operations, honing your management skills and leading by example in customer interactions. With comprehensive training and opportunities for career progression, Begg Shoes is the perfect launchpad for an exciting and rewarding career in the ever-evolving world of retail.

    Take the next step—apply now and be part of our success story!

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  • Supervisor - Inverness

    Location: Inverness

    Salary: £26,000 plus benefits

    Hours: Full Time

    Join our team at Begg Shoes in Inverness as a Supervisor, where you'll play a pivotal role in leading and motivating the team to deliver exceptional customer service. As a Supervisor, you will help to lead from the front in our customer focussed store. If you have a passion for footwear, and thrive in a fast-paced retail environment, we want to hear from you!

     

    Apply now online or visit us in store to ask any questions.

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  • Sales Advisor - Inverness

    Location: Inverness

    Salary: £12 Per Hour + Benefits + Free Shoes

    Hours: Full Time or Part Time

    Join our team in Inverness, where you will become the trusted footwear stylist to our loyal customers of all ages. We're looking for a dynamic individual to provide exceptional service, assist customers in finding the perfect pair, and maintain a welcoming store environment.

    With opportunities for growth, professional training and a supportive team, kickstart your retail career with us today! Apply Online Now or Contact Us - instore or online - for any questions.

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  • Sales Advisor - Inverurie

    Location: Inverurie

    Salary: £12 Per Hour + Benefits + Free Shoes

    Hours: Full time or Part Time

    Join our team in Inverurie for this exciting new opportunity. Become the trusted shoe fitter to our loyal customer base, working with top quality products and benefitting from training both on the job and remotely.

    We are looking for either a full time or part-time recruit to join the team, please let us know in your application questions your preferred working pattern. Please note that Saturday will be a regular day of work in this role.

    This is an ideal role for an individual who loves footwear and thrives in a customer-facing environment.

    Apply Online Now or Contact Us - instore or online - for any questions.

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  • Sales Advisor - Elgin

    Location: Elgin

    Salary: £12 Per Hour + Benefits + Free Shoes

    Hours: Part Time

    Join our team in Elgin and become the trusted shoe fitter and adviser to our loyal customer base, working with top quality products and benefitting from training both on the job and remotely.

    This is an ideal role for an individual who loves footwear and thrives in a customer-facing environment.

    We are looking for a full time or part time recruit to join the team, please indicate in the application questions which working pattern would be best suited to you.

    Apply Online Now or Contact Us - instore or online - for any questions.

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  • Sales Advisor - Summer Season

    Location: Elgin

    Salary: £12 Per Hour + Benefits + Free Shoes

    Hours: Seasonal

    Join our team in Elgin to help us look after our two busy stores over the busy Summer season. This role is ideally suited to candidates who are studying and offers a busy and highly rewarding customer facing role.

    Availability to work full time in the 4 weeks preceding Back To School in August is an essential requirement and our aim is to offer as many hours as possible throughout the Summer season before and after.

    Please apply via our website or contact us in store with any questions.

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  • Area Manager

    Location: Aberdeenshire or Inverness Areas

    Salary: £40,000 to £48,000 + Benefits

    Hours: Full Time

    Join Us as Area Manager at Begg Shoes, our esteemed family-run independent retail business, where you'll shape the future of our diverse store operations. 


    Working closely with the Directors and store managers, you'll lead, inspire, and optimise, steering business growth and customer satisfaction. Your role encompasses everything from elevating team performance through training to refining the overall customer experience in stores and influencing product evolution.


    Qualifications and Support: Bring your retail, leisure, or hospitality management expertise to the table, backed by proven leadership skills and strong communication abilities. You will receive comprehensive training and mentorship from our Directors and store managers. Along the way you will gain insights into our recipe for success, preparing you to oversee our stores and their teams.


    Required Skills and Experience: A background in retail, leisure or hospitality management within a customer service-oriented environment. Strong digital and verbal communication skills. Full UK driving licence and own car suitable for regular business travel.


    Start Your Journey: Apply now and step into the future of independent retail at Begg Shoes as an Area Manager. Please contact us via info@beggshoes.com with any questions FAO Gaven.

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  • Sales Advisor - Lerwick

    Location: Lerwick

    Salary: £13 Per Hour* + Benefits + Free Shoes

    Hours: Full Time or Part Time

    Join our team in Lerwick and support them in either a full time or part time role. Become the trusted shoe fitter and adviser to our loyal customer base, working with top quality products and benefitting from training on the job and remotely.

    This is an ideal role for an individual who loves footwear and thrives in a customer-facing environment. Saturday is our busiest day in store and as part of our team, we expect this will be a regular day of work. *Starting pay for successful candidates aged over 18.

    Apply Online Now or Contact Us - instore or online - for any questions.

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  • Store Manager

    Location: Lerwick

    Salary: Up to £30,000 + Bonus + Benefits

    Hours: Full Time

    Step into leadership at our vibrant Lerwick shoe store! Lead us toward a future filled with footwear wonders for loyal customers in the Shetland Isles and beyond - blending the very best of traditional retail with modern e-commerce in our historic location.

    As Store Manager, grow with tailored training and support from Begg family Directors and work closely with fellow store managers.

    Elevate your career today - contact us for details or apply online now!

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