Learning & development

We want everyone here to be all they can be. We also want to be a place where everyone, whatever their role, can keep moving forward – developing a career that keeps them inspired.

This is why we take learning and development so seriously. We have a lot of different development programmes, and encourage people, no matter how long they’ve been here, to gain new skills and take on new challenges. After all, the more we all know, the more we can offer our customers.

It’s a commitment that has seen countless colleagues go from strength to strength. It could do the same for you.

Supporting your talent
Whatever stage of your career you’re at, we can help you take the next step. You’ll be able to move through different roles, create your own learning opportunities, or follow a formal learning and development programme including an apprenticeship. Whichever way you choose, we’ll support you in driving your development forward.

Making a great start
No matter whether you join our store or Store Support Office team, you’ll enjoy a structured and involving induction that will get you up to speed in no time. You’ll also be able to create your own development plan and have access to some brilliant learning resources. And this will start before you even join, because you’ll have access to an onboarding website which will help you understand your responsibilities in Kingfisher and B&Q.

Be the best you can be
If you’re curious and eager to discover new things, you’ll never be short of learning opportunities with us. From bite-size factsheets and presentations to workshops and e-learning, we’ll give you the tools you need to build your knowledge. And we’re using more and more technology to make learning here even more flexible – enabling you to fit learning around your work, and learn in the way that suits you the best.

Never stop moving
We actively encourage promotion from within, and have a range of talent programmes designed to accelerate the development of people with potential. So you’ll find opportunities here to move forward, take on a fresh challenge in a new role, or build towards management. And, of course, development doesn’t have to mean progression – if you love your role and just want to get even better at it, we’re here for that too.

Going international
Being part of Kingfisher– a team of well-known brands and companies in ten different countries – means that there are plenty of opportunities available if you’re looking for an international flavour to your career.

We’re proud to have many, many examples of people here who have built long, varied and fulfilling careers that have taken them around our business. Who knows – you might be the next.

If you’ve already accepted an offer, we want you to feel right at home. You’ll be able to access our onboarding portal here: www.bandqtoolbox.com/onboarding.