School leavers, apprentices and graduates

At B&Q we have something for everyone with roles that support the customer in store and online. Our stores and Store Support Office (SSO) offer a range of roles from Digital, through to Commercial and Finance. All across B&Q, there are examples of people who have joined straight from university and gone on to build successful careers with us.

Your development
Our inclusive culture means that you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate the behaviours we look for from day one. You’ll work with, learn from and share ideas with colleagues who really know their stuff. You’ll have access to some fantastic learning and development programmes. And, from the very start, you’ll be in control of your career. Prove yourself, and you’ll be able to grow in the direction that interests you the most.

So, if you find a Store Support Office or in-store role that you’re interested in, and that feels like it’s at the right level for you, we encourage you to apply.

School leavers
Retail is a great way into the world of employment. Our stores offer loads of entry-level opportunities – part time and full time – ideal for school leavers (and people of all ages) who are looking to take their first step into work. From the board to management and beyond we have plenty of examples of those that have joined B&Q straight from school and built a successful career.

In store and in SSO, apprenticeships are a big part of our approach to development. They offer colleagues the opportunity to put all their learning in to practice, so they can be the best they can be while also making a serious contribution to the business. Our apprenticeship programme is open to full- and part-time, permanent colleagues across our stores and head office functions. After all, we know that investing in our colleagues through an apprenticeship works.

As of September 2019, we offer apprenticeships in the following standards:

Retail – Customer service practitioner Level 2; Retail Level 2; Team Leader Level 3; Retail Manager Level 4

Store Support Office – HR Level 3 and 5; Digital Marketing Level 3; Data Analyst; CMI Manager Level 3 and 5; Legal Executive; Finance Level 7 CIMA; Finance Level 7 ACCA; Accountancy Taxation Level 7; Finance Level 4 AAT; MBA Level 7; CMDA Level 6; Supply Chain Warehouse Operative; PMO Level 2; Facilities Management Level 3 and 4; Compliance and Risk Office Level 3; Commercial Procurement and Supply Level 4; Business Admin Level 3; Associate Project Management Level 4.

Plus a host of apprenticeships through Firebrand, including:

Digital Marketer; IS Business Analyst; Infrastructure Technician; Network Engineer; Software Developer; Software Tester; Software Development Technician; Cyber Security Technologist and many more.


Graduate opportunities here happen at a group level. So if you’re interested in joining us as a graduate, have a look at the opportunities with Kingfisher or our partner company Screwfix. You’ll find them here:

Screwfix graduate opportunities

B&Q is a great place to work because it provides great career prospects and gives you the support you need to achieve your goals.