Our approach
to recruitment

As friendly and open as possible.

Joining our community

Clarks is a multi-cultural, multi-skilled – multi-everything – global community. We’re a bunch of genuine experts, fresh thinkers and can-doers – and it’s this vibrant mix of characters and talents that’s behind our success. But what really makes us stand out is how well we work together, across teams, departments and borders. We welcome different views and opinions, recognise each other’s contributions and inspire each other to even greater things.

That’s why we go out of our way to make our recruitment process as friendly and open as possible. We want you to feel part of our community from the start, by welcoming you to our world – from understanding our heritage to learning about our fantastic global brands, so you’re inspired to be a part of our future.

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Recruiting
great people

We’re a business that’s constantly on the move. Changing, adapting and thinking ahead. And we’re lucky to have amazing people in our teams who move the world ahead for our products, our business, and our customers. Our people are the reason we’ve been making strides for almost 200 years, and they’re the ones who’ll take us forward into the next 200.

So, when it comes to recruitment, we make sure to cast our net far and wide. We want to find the best people – whoever they are, wherever they are in the world and whatever their background. Because, as a global business, it’s important to us to reflect all the communities we live and work in – which means recruiting from the whole global community.

What you can expect

We know every person is unique – and we embrace it. So, you’ll find our recruitment process is a little different, depending on the role you apply for and where it’s based. But you’ll always find it’s:

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Transparent

Right from the start, you’ll know what to expect. We’ll be honest about the role, the team, the division, and the business, as well as the process.

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Fair

Our family values mean it’s in our DNA to treat people fairly. So, you can expect a process that’s respectful, whatever the outcome.

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A two-way process

We’ll make sure you find out as much about us as we do about you, so you’re sure we’re the right fit for you.

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Communicative

We’ll keep you in the loop at every step – so you always know where you stand. And at each stage, you’ll learn more about our culture, our brand, and what it means to be part of our journey.

Making it
right for you

We know that applying for a new role with a new organisation is a very personal experience – and we want to make it as enjoyable, comfortable, and successful for you as possible. So, if you’d like us to make any adjustments to meet your needs and make you feel more at ease, please just ask.

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The answers to a few FAQs

While we've tried to answer all the questions that you may have about the programme. We're sure to have missed a couple. That said, here are a few answers to the most common questions that our resourcing team are asked. And remember if the answer isn't here you can always contact the team.

 

1. How do I apply for a job at Clarks?

All our vacancies are held on our careers website, www.clarksjobs.com. Click on 'Join us' and 'Search our jobs'. Find the job that you're interested in and click the 'Apply now' button. Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete your application.

2. What is the recruitment process at Clarks?

Our recruitment process usually involves several stages, including application review, initial assessment and interviews, which might be conducted virtually or in-person. This does vary depending on the role and the requirements.

3. Can I apply for multiple positions simultaneously?

Yes, you can apply for multiple positions if you feel that your skills and experience match the job requirements. However, we recommend tailoring your applications to each specific role for a better chance of success.

4. How would I know about the status of my application?

If your application is successfully submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. The team will also provide email updates on the progress of your application.

5. How do I contact the team about my application?

You can reach us by using the appropriate email link listed under 'Get in touch' in the footer of this website.

6. What should I expect during an interview at Clarks?

At Clarks, the interviews allows us to learn more about you and your qualifications. We see it as a two way conversation that also allows you to get to know more about our company, team and the role. Be prepared to discuss your motivation, experiences, skills and how they relate to the position.

7. Are there opportunities for career growth and development at Clarks?

Yes, Clarks is committed to supporting the professional growth of all of our employees. We offer various development programs, and training opportunities to help our employees excel in their current role or for advancement within the company.

8. What is Clarks' approach to diversity and inclusion?

Clarks values diversity and inclusion as integral components of our company culture. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates differences and fosters equal opportunities for all. We have for example, Employee Resource Forums, training and policies in place to promote diversity and inclusion.

9. Will I need to undergo background checks?

Depending on the role and location, we may conduct background checks to ensure a secure and compliant work environment for all our employees.

10. How can I stay updated on new job openings at Clarks?

To stay informed about new job openings and opportunities at Clarks, you can register your interest by clicking on 'Join us' and ’Register for Job Alerts’. Then as soon as a role comes up that aligns with your interest you'll receive a job alert.

Meet the Talent Acquisition team

Sharon Lee, Head of Global Talent Acquisition

Kelly Weare, Talent Acquisition Manager

Michael Ferguson, Talent Acquisition Manager

Sharon Lee, Head of Global Talent Acquisition

Where are you based?
Street, UK

What areas do you recruit in to?
I'm responsible for Senior Management or Leadership roles.

What are your best hints or tips for anyone going into the Clarks recruitment process?
Research Clarks to see if you’re interested in our direction, and share our mission and values. Customise your resumé to the role you’re applying for, and always explain any career gaps, as it demonstrates transparency. For the interview, practice talking about your relevant skills and experience, with real life examples. And always be ready to share why you wish to join us.

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Kelly Weare, Talent Acquisition Manager

Where are you based?
Street, UK.

What areas do you recruit in to?
I'm responsible for Corporate, IT, Finance, Product and Merchandising, Marketing, Legal, Retail, HR, and Corporate Affairs – Sustainability.

What are your best hints or tips for anyone going into the Clarks recruitment process?
Research the company heritage and showcase your passion for shoes and fashion – in your application and your interview. We love people who align with the Clarks brand and values!

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Michael Ferguson, Talent Acquisition Manager

Where are you based?
Needham, US

What areas do you recruit in to?
I’m responsible for Corporate recruitment for the Clarks Americas region, consisting of HR, Finance, Marketing, Product, Real Estate, and Retail Operations.

What are your best hints or tips for anyone going into the Clarks recruitment process?
Do your homework on not only the role, but on Clarks history, culture and anything else you find interesting. And don’t be afraid to show some confidence in how successful you can be in the role. Also, ask questions! Our interview process gives you the opportunity to interview us as much as we’re interviewing you.

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