Iceland is recruiting for hundreds of new jobs across the UK - here's how to apply
Iceland Supermarket is now hiring hundreds of new staff members to help with a growing demand from shoppers.
On Tuesday 8 September the chain revealed it had created roughly 3,000 jobs in order to handle the 'huge extra demand' for online groceries which began growing since the start of lockdown in March.
According to Iceland bosses, online orders increased by over 300 per cent from April as shoppers fought over online delivery slots when all non-essential shops had to remain closed.
What jobs are being advertised?
Currently, over 400 job vacancies are up for grabs.
There is a huge range of jobs, from full time senior roles such as Store Manager and Business Analyst positions, to part time cleaning roles, retail assistant roles and delivery drivers.
Some roles are also being advertised for Iceland’s sister chain The Food Warehouse, on the Iceland website.
How can I apply?
To apply for any of the jobs, simply visit the Iceland website for the full list and further descriptions of the individual roles.
You can search by keyword, as well as by location, to find jobs near you.
‘Four-fold increase in online orders’
Prior to lockdown the retail giant only operated a small online shop, in comparison to its competitors, however since the start of lockdown in March orders, have nearly quadrupled.
Iceland said it had been working hard to keep up with demand and revealed it can now deal with up to 750,000 orders each week.
Chief customer and digital officer at Iceland, David Devany, said, “We’ve been blown away by the demand for deliveries over the past six months with a four-fold increase in online orders since the beginning of lockdown.
“We see no sign of a slowdown in the demand for deliveries in the run up to Christmas, so a recruitment drive for more permanent staff was essential.”