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Recruitment event sees over 70 jobs filled at new Grantham store The Range




Steve Ingram, SKDC's strategic director for development and growth, with Matthew Davies, The Range regional manager, at the recruitment event.
Steve Ingram, SKDC's strategic director for development and growth, with Matthew Davies, The Range regional manager, at the recruitment event.

Jobseekers in the Grantham area got an early Christmas present, when a two day recruitment event by incoming superstore The Range looked likely to have filled all of its 70-plus jobs on offer.

Interviews took place in the unusual setting of the Alive Church on December 16 and 17, thanks to a partnership between Grantham JobCentre and South Kesteven District Council, which organised the venue.

The DIY, homewares, furniture, lighting, arts & crafts and garden store, was recruiting across the board, including deputy manager, office and warehouse managers, full and part time sales assistants, supervisors and department managers, warehouse and office staff, plus cleaning and security jobs.

“It’s an unusual setting but it’s worked well and we are grateful for to the council for setting this up,” said Matthew Davies, The Range regional manager.

“I would definitely recommend working this way to any business handling significant recruitment. Everyone involved has been fantastic, we have been able to talk to potential employees in a relaxed setting and the reception from applicants has also been great.

“We are really looking forward to opening in Grantham. It’s a town with good transport links and an aspirational growth agenda with a population that fits our trading profile both in size and character.”

SKDC Coun Bob Adams, council leader and portfolio holder for Grow the Economy, said: “We are committed to welcoming and helping businesses get established in the town. This has proved a constructive way to assist a new business by helping their recruitment.”

A site visit by Mr Davies to their new Gonerby Hill Foot store confirmed that alteration work is on schedule for their opening, likely to be in early February.



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