LIFE AT MATALAN
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LIFE AT MATALAN

At Matalan our people are the heart and soul of our business. We celebrate individuality, opinions and contributions through initiatives like our ‘Your Voice’ forums and make sure that every voice is heard, beliefs are respected and personal growth is encouraged. Working as one team, we always help each other to be the best we can be. Through our collaborative approach, we can then inspire the everyday family heroes who are our customers through the products and services we offer. As a united team, we collaborate, innovate and inspire each other to be the best we can be. We recognise and nurture talent, providing opportunities and career development. If you’re looking to grow and make a meaningful impact, Matalan is the place to be.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & BELONGING

At Matalan, we are committed to creating an environment where everyone is appreciated, valued and respected, and barriers to inclusion are fully broken down. You’ll find we don’t stand for exclusion or discrimination based on individuals’ identities and have a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of discrimination including ageism, ableism, transphobia, racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, sexism and homophobia.

More than anything, we believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. We keep our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (EDIB) principles at the heart of everything we do so that together we’re building a better Matalan. We’re doing this by working together, listening to each other and removing any barriers to help us make the right changes for our colleagues and partners.

Our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (EDIB) principles also apply to anyone who wants to join our team. So, if you need any reasonable adjustments to our application process, please make your Talent Attraction Advisor aware or contact our Talent Team on talent@matalan.co.uk.

TAILOR MAKE YOUR CAREER AT MATALAN

My Matalan is our in-house, learning and communication platform which offers opportunities to communicate, learn, share and connect.

We have an open learning culture across Matalan where everyone has access to all the information they need to plan their own development. Whether you want to be at the top of your game, broaden your skills or have the ambition to progress your career further together with My Matalan, the Talent Development team are here to support you every step of the way.

CAREER PATHS
What are they?

Career Paths give you a structured plan to follow, designed to help you develop yourself within your role and achieve your career aspirations.  Whether you’re new to your role, looking for the next step, or want to be an expert in your current role, Career Paths can help you tailor make a career you love!  

How do they work?

Every Career Path has three different levels to work through – Entry, Established and Expert. Each level explains what you need to demonstrate in your role and how you should do things, to be successfully perform at that level.  

FAST TRACKS
What are they?

At Matalan, we know how important it is to support our internal talent to grow and develop by providing opportunities to progress. Our Fast Track programme is a structured development opportunity where a colleague steps into a vacant role for six months working on agreed objectives with the aim of securing the permanent role upon successfully completing the programme.

How do they work?

Our Fast Track programme is for those colleagues who are on their way towards a promotion and apply for a vacant role. To prepare for success in the role, they work closely with their line manager and a mentor over the six-month period giving ongoing support and development to bridge any skills gaps and to make sure they're set up for success.

TAILOR MADE LEADERSHIP

Our Tailor Made Leadership programme provides leadership development options to build the skills of our leaders across the business, regardless of their role or business area. The programme lets leaders choose the development opportunities most relevant to them and their role, to tailor make their development here at Matalan. Our goal is to empower our leaders to blaze a trail by living our leadership values; Creating Clarity, Enabling Agility, Encouraging Inclusion, Driving Change and Avoiding Derailers. Whatever your aspirations are, you will find the support and development opportunities at Matalan to truly tailor make a career you love.

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REWARD & RECOGNITION

It’s important to feel recognised and valued for the great work you do. Our Reward, Benefits & Recognition schemes are designed to recognise the great work that our colleagues deliver.

Colleague discount: You get a 20% discount as standard when you join the team here at Matalan. This increases with length of service and can build up to a huge 50% discount!
Thrive recognition scheme: We recognise and reward colleagues through monthly, quarterly and annual schemes. These provide a range of financial rewards to high performing colleagues. The awards range from £15 up to £1,000! These are all under the banner of our Thrive recognition framework, which includes length of service awards as well.
Holiday: We offer generous holiday entitlements to all our colleagues to help them lead a balanced lifestyle. The entitlements increase with the length of service and can go up to a maximum of 30 days.
Pension: Our pension scheme, provided by Legal and General, is open to all colleagues and is designed to help you save for retirement.
Flexible shift pattern: Choose the shift pattern that fits best with your life and your family.
Wellbeing support provided by the Retail Trust: Our partnership with the Retail Trust helps to support the wellbeing of our colleagues, through our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). The Retail Trust is a charity that has been caring for and protecting the lives of people working in retail since 1832. Colleagues get support around mental health and wellbeing, emotional support, physical wellbeing, career development and financial health and grants.
Retail rewards: Through the Retail Trust we also support financial wellbeing with a wide range of expert guidance and tools.
REWARD & RECOGNITION

It’s important to feel recognised and valued for the great work you do. Our Reward, Benefits & Recognition schemes are designed to recognise the great work that our colleagues deliver.

Colleague discount: You get a 20% discount as standard when you join the team here at Matalan. This increases with length of service and can build up to a huge 50% discount!
Thrive recognition scheme: We recognise and reward colleagues through monthly, quarterly and annual schemes. These provide a range of financial rewards to high performing colleagues. The awards range from £15 up to £1,000! These are all under the banner of our Thrive recognition framework, which includes length of service awards as well.
Holiday: We offer generous holiday entitlements to all our colleagues to help them lead a balanced lifestyle. The entitlements increase with the length of service and can go up to a maximum of 30 days.
Pension: Our pension scheme, provided by Legal and General, is open to all colleagues and is designed to help you save for retirement.
Flexible shift pattern: Choose the shift pattern that fits best with your life and your family.
Wellbeing support provided by the Retail Trust: Our partnership with the Retail Trust helps to support the wellbeing of our colleagues, through our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). The Retail Trust is a charity that has been caring for and protecting the lives of people working in retail since 1832. Colleagues get support around mental health and wellbeing, emotional support, physical wellbeing, career development and financial health and grants.
Retail rewards: Through the Retail Trust we also support financial wellbeing with a wide range of expert guidance and tools.
OTHER PERKS
Other perks available depending on location & business area include...
Birthday early finish
Vendor stalls & markets
Holiday purchase scheme
Free on site parking
Subsidised Bistro
Free Fruit
FIND YOUR FIT

Whether you’re ambitious to progress or develop yourself to be the best you can be in your role, we offer a range of career development opportunities.

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