How do I prove I have the right to work?
Typically, we need to see and copy your passport. If you don’t have a passport, we need to see and copy your full birth certificate and proof of your National Insurance number (in the UK) or PPS number (in Ireland) which can be an old payslip, P45, P60. In Germany, we need to see and copy your ID card or passport. In Channel Islands, we need to see and copy your permit to work on either Jersey or Guernsey plus a document to prove your Social Security Number. There are other variations such as VISAs so if you’re unsure, please ask a manager at your interview.
How old do you need to be to work for schuh?
Not to get all legal eagle on you but by law and for insurance purposes, we need you to be 16 and in possession of a National Insurance/PPS/Social Security number, so once you’ve reached your 16th birthday and received this, we’ll be delighted to receive your application.
I'm really interested in becoming a footwear buyer.
We have a pretty small Buying Team, and with it being such a lusted after job, vacancies are few and far between. We’re big on promoting from within so any buying roles that do come up are always advertised internally first. Therefore, your best route in is to get a job with us in store. We’re not necessarily looking for people who’ve studied fashion or buying; it’s more about living and breathing fashion and shoes. So if you build your outfits from the feet up, you could be our next big thing.
How do I apply for other jobs at schuh Head Office in Livingston?
The schuh Head Office and Distribution Centre is in Livingston (half way between Glasgow and Edinburgh). It covers everything from Customer Experience and Ecommerce, to IT, Marketing and Distribution - as well as every other function you would expect at a head office. We list all of our current vacancies here on our careers site, so if you see anything you fancy - apply online.
Do schuh offer work placements?
If only we could. The thing is, we have lots of students working for us already and many of them look for placements. We think it’s only fair that they get the spaces we have.
I want to apply for a store that isn’t showing, what can I do?
We list all current vacancies on our careers site, so if you can’t see the store you are interested in, then this means they are not recruiting at this time.