Opening of new Craigavon Primark store imminent as scores of jobs now advertised – Armagh I

The opening of the new Primark store in Craigavon is now imminent with the launch of the retail giant a recruitment drive.

It is understood that the new outlet, to be located in the former Debenhams unit in Rushmere, will begin operations in the coming months.

A full range of new jobs will be available when the shop is up and running.

And the company has started advertising those positions, both full-time and part-time, as it targets a quick turnaround and to fill the vacancies needed to launch the Co Armagh store.

Occupying a sales area of ​​30,800 square feet, the fit-out work on the new Primark store began in the summer and is now nearing completion.

The external sign still has to go up, but that will happen in the next few days.

Armagh I revealed for the first time Primark’s intentions to locate in Rushmere; the mall had been without a main tenant since Debenhams ceased operations in May last year.

Center operator Central Craigavon ​​Limited put an end to all speculation in March when he exclusively said Armagh I that it was “delighted to announce that terms have been agreed with Primark for a new anchor store”.

“Primark is a fantastic addition to Rushmere,” manager Martin Walsh said at the time. “In all of our research over the years, Primark is a brand that our customers have really liked to see, and this announcement is testament to the success of the centre.

“We look forward to the opening later in the year.”

Meanwhile, Primark has said it is “excited to create a new shopping experience for our customers in the area”.

There is no exact indication of the number of jobs on offer at this time, but it is known to represent a substantial and very significant boost to the local job landscape. A wide mix of responsibilities is offered.

The retailer is currently trying to recruit dozens of retail assistants. Full-time roles, for a 37.5-hour-a-week contract, offer hourly wages of £10.10 after a trial period. These roles involve eight and a half hour shifts, Monday through Friday, with start times of 10am, 11am or 1:30pm.

Part-time contracts, which offer the same pay scale, are 20 hours a week, again Monday through Friday, and these shifts are completed in four-hour sequences.

Various weekend and night shifts are available and would see workers put in eight or 12 hours a week. These could be full nine-hour days on Saturday or Sunday, or four-hour shifts during either. Night shifts are also four hours, either 5 pm to 9 pm or 6 pm to 10 pm

The company is also looking for Cashiers on 20-hour-a-week part-time contracts and Cashiers on the weekends, which would be eight hours total. Remuneration after trial period is also £10.10 per hour.

Warehouse retail assistants for weekend functions, at 12 hours a week, must be hired t00.

And operations support staff, who will report directly to the store manager, will act as the main point of contact “to help maintain a safe working environment in the store.” Such a position, for a 30-hour Monday-Friday workweek, will attract a salary of £10.61 an hour after completing a trial period.

According to the company: “Primark offers an attractive salary, innovative training and development programs and a fun and busy environment. Primark is just a great place to work.”

And the retailer, in its job advertisements, highlights its comprehensive approach to employment, stating: “We are fully committed to supporting people with disabilities to apply for our openings. If you have a disability and need support throughout the recruitment process, you can contact us at [email protected] and let us know what accommodations you may need.”

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