FAQs

Here are some of the common questions we get asked.

If you don’t find the answer to your question, please email careers@bunnings.co.uk.

I’m thinking of applying. Whereabouts in the UK could I work?

Our five-year plan is to open 256 Bunnings stores covering the whole of the UK and Republic of Ireland. You can find your nearest one using our Store Locator.

We also have field-based roles and career opportunities at our Support Centre in Milton Keynes.

What opportunities are there for career progression?

In both our Support Centre and across our Store network, we have a wide range of exciting and challenging opportunities and we always look to promote and develop team members internally.

What training and development will I receive?

You’ll receive all the training you need to do your job – and do it well. Your Line Manager will also help you create a tailored development plan based around your skills and ambitions. We have a genuine commitment to development at Bunnings. We give you all the support you need to put yourself out there and make the most of the opportunities we have to offer.

Do you offer sponsorship for educational qualifications?

You can apply to be sponsored for an educational qualification. It must relate to your role or be an agreed part of your development plan. Normally this would be by distance learning or through evening study.

What benefits can I expect?

We have a range of benefits to keep our people motivated and engaged.

How do I apply for a role?

First, you should take a couple of minutes to register here and upload your CV.

Once you’ve done that, you can apply for any job you see – simply click ‘apply now’ on any vacancy and you’ll be taken to the registration page, where you’ll need to answer some screening questions and submit your application.

Can I register for job alerts or send you my CV in case a job opens up?

We don’t generally encourage people to send us speculative CVs. It’s better to apply for a live vacancy. You can find out about opportunities as they arise by registering online and signing up for job alerts for roles that interest you.

Can I apply for more than one role at a time?

Definitely. But it’s best to only pick the ones that are a close match for your specific skills and experience if you want to be in with the best chance.

How do I apply for non-management roles at Bunnings?

All vacancies should be advertised on the careers site, but please feel free to pop into your local store and speak to a member of the leadership team about opportunities in their store. We have a wide range of full/part-time and permanent/temporary jobs available so we should have opportunities to suit most people.

How old do I need to be to start a job at Bunnings?

The minimum age to work here is 16.

How often are vacancies updated on the website?

We usually have new vacancies to advertise every few days, so even if there’s nothing to suit you right now, it’s well worth checking back regularly.

What should I do pre-interview?

Before your interview, it would be good to go out and visit some stores so that you get a feel for what it’s like at Bunnings. This will also give you an understanding of any challenges a store might pose you, as well as ideas on ways you could change or improve things.

What can I expect at interview?

This will depend on the job you’ve applied for. The interview process will usually be in two stages and might involve things like a competency-based interview, an assessment event, or an on-the-job evaluation.

So that you understand exactly what you’ll be doing, our Resourcing Team will run you through the requirements during the recruitment process. They’ll also provide you with any extra material you might need.

If I don’t get the job, can I apply again?

You can, but not until six months have elapsed since your initial application.

Do you require employment references?

We do. We have a responsibility to protect our business, employees and customers. So everyone who’s offered a job at Bunnings has to undergo a verification process. The checks vary according to the vacancy and include current/previous employment, education, residency and relevant professional qualifications. Make sure the results match what you’ve told us, because otherwise we’ll have to withdraw our offer.