From its humble beginnings in 1825, in the tiny English village of Street, Somerset, to a global company that manufactures and markets close to 35 million pairs of shoes a year, Clarks' commitment to comfort, quality, authenticity and individual style has remained unchanged. A pioneer in the concept of comfort footwear, Clarks has repeatedly revolutionized the footwear industry. Today, that long-standing heritage of innovation still guides us as we create product collections that are broader and more diverse than ever before
In a lifetime, the average person spends around 75,000 hours at work. So surely it makes sense to ensure this time is as enjoyable, rewarding and varies as possible. Clarks certainly think so. But we don't just make shoes to fit and delight. We also create great job and career opportunities. From helping you to find your feet, through to carving out a challenging career, we can help put the feel-good factor into your working life. This section not only looks at our history and heritage, but how we work today. You'll find out about each of our Head Office departments, and the staff that work there, as well as our retail and wholesale roles, and Clarks on an international scale. As the world's leading shoe brand, we have an inexhaustible drive to keep moving forward, constantly innovating so that our brand and products are always one step ahead. And we're now investing more than ever to expand in both UK and international markets across retail, wholesale and e-commerce
Recruitment and selection is the start of what we like to think will be a lasting relationship. It’s about making sure that we’re right for you as much as you being right for us. It’s about discovering the right people with the right attitude and the right skills – what we like to call ' best fit' people. The process itself should be professional and fun. It should also be open and transparent. So, just how does it work? What can you expect from us and what do we expect from you? Having applied for a job with Clarks, the first thing we will do is screen your application or CV to make sure that you meet the basic job requirements. We’ll take into account your work experience, knowledge and skills. Sometimes, the screening process will be followed with a quick telephone interview. If you’re successful in the screening, the next stage is an interview with the relevant manager. And don’t worry, an interview needn’t be an intimidating experience. We’ll talk through your knowledge and skills, personal qualities and aspirations, and what it is that makes you right for that particular job. It’s also your chance to quiz us and ask any questions you may have to make sure this is the right job for you. We will sometimes ask you (depending on the type of job you’re applying for) to take part in a job specific selection exercise, or to complete an online test or assessment. And that’s it really. No hidden surprises, no nasty extras. Just a clear and consistent recruitment and selection process.