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Sales Assistant Driver

Manpower

About Manpower

Manpower is a recruitment agency. They specialise in temporary jobs.

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Job description from Manpower

Driver and Sales Assistant, Liverpool.

You're probably already familiar with this household name paint brand and its adorable mascot, but have you considered working for them? If you're a people person with the drive to deliver excellent customer service, they've got just the job for you.

The Role

Their decorator centre in Liverpool is looking for a new Driver and Sales Assistant, providing excellent, friendly service to professional decorators, contractors and DIY enthusiasts, you'll use your knowledge of the local area to carry out deliveries to homes and businesses. You'll build relationships with customers and from time to time you'll also be asked to help support the team in store, serving customers, merchandising displays and giving expert advice on products.

They're looking for someone with a positive attitude and the energy to get things done. Someone hungry to learn new things, who's keen to make something of their career, and enjoys going above and beyond to make a customer's day.

You may spend up to 40% of your time driving and the remainder in-store as a sales colleague, although there may be days whereby you will spend all your time in store, so it is essential that you have a background in sales/retail

Sound like you but don't know anything about decorating? Don't worry. You bring the passion, and they'll give you the skills. They even provide a complete driver training programme - all you need is a full driver's license.

Why work for this well-known brand?

They aren't just any employer. This reputable business does things differently.

They want you to enjoy your role and see you succeed, so offer a fantastic benefits package and all the training needed to progress in your career. Testament to how happy their staff are, they've been recognised as a Top 100 Employer, achieving Investors In People Gold for their commitment to the development of their people.

Benefits include:

  • No evening or Sunday shifts
  • 25 days holiday
  • Up to 50% off all products sold in store (including family and friends discount)
  • A defined contribution pension scheme (they'll pay in double the amount you do!)
  • Sales-based bonus schemes
  • Flexible yearly benefits suite, allowing you to pick and choose additional benefits (e.g. 'cycle to work' schemes, discounted gym memberships)

More about the company.

You will be working for a well-known brand that is part of a market-leading global business. They have the largest decorating store network in the UK and see huge successes year-on-year. They currently have over 200 stores, with more opening all the time.

Job insights from Breakroom

Retail and sales assistants:

Sales assistants help customers and sell goods and services

What you’ll do as a retail and sales assistant:

  • Serve and advise customers
  • Take delivery of goods and stock
  • Arrange and display goods
  • Check for damaged or missing items
  • Handle customer payments, returns and refunds
  • Keep the store clean and tidy

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Dealing with customers
  • Standing
  • Wearing a uniform
  • Heavy lifting
  • Cleaning
  • Physical activities

Map

Liverpool, North West, L5 9YN

A map of the rough location for this vacancy

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Manpower pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    72% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 32 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Okay
  • Only some people are paid market rates

    Do Manpower pay market rates?

    Only some people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    34% of people are paid below average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 29 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Manpower get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    40% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 35 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Manpower pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    72% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 36 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Manpower do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    81% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 26 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Needs improving
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Manpower?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 80% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 5% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 15% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 20 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at Manpower worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    68% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 28 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do Manpower workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    43% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for Manpower workers to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    36% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Manpower?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    86% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 35 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Manpower managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    88% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 24 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Manpower?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    70% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Manpower feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    80% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at Manpower get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    36% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 33 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Manpower?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    58% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 33 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Good
  • Most people enjoy their job

    Do people at Manpower enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    68% of people report they enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 28 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2021 and November 2023.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Manpower recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    38% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 37 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Manpower?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    37% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 35 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Manpower?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 56% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 32 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Okay
  • Head office only partly understands what’s happening

    Do people think Manpower head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Some people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    64% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 33 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Manpower is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    42% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 33 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and February 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Find out more about working at Manpower

What Manpower employees say about their job

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    Worst thing

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    Worst thing

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    Worst thing

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    Worst thing

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    Worst thing

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    Worst thing

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