Life at B&Q - Learning and development
Supporting your talent
We believe there are many ways to learn - through others, by creating your own learning opportunities or through a formal Learning & Development programme. Whatever way you choose to learn we’ll encourage you to make the most of your talent and support you in driving your development forward.
A fast start
We’ll give you the best start to your career by providing you with a structured and interactive induction experience – whether you’re joining our Store Support Office or Store Team we’ll help you get up to speed and contribute in your role quickly.
Be the best you can be
We’ll provide you with the training you’ll need to do your job really well through a variety of learning tools that are simple and easy to use. Ranging from short bitesize factsheets, to engaging workshops and interactive e-learning. We are increasingly using technology to do this so you have the flexibility to learn when and where you want to.
Drive your career
We actively encourage promotion from within and work hard at creating opportunities through Talent Programmes such as Rising Stars and Aspire to accelerate the development of colleagues who have the potential and desire to progress.
As well as moving up the career ladder there are plenty of opportunities to develop through different roles at B&Q. For example; to different size stores, into distribution or logistics or into a Head Office (SSO) support function such as Retail Support, Commercial, Marketing, Finance or HR, enabling you to broaden your horizons.
The Kingfisher Group
Being part of the Kingfisher Group – a family of well known brands and companies in ten different countries, including China, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, France and Germany there are plenty of international opportunities also available for those looking for an international flavour to their career.
“I really wanted to say how good the course was this week. I got so much out of it I left generally stunned at what we achieved. And what an experience I had! The facilitators were fantastic and inspirational. I’m growing every day in the role and I feel like this took me to a new level. So thanks for a great opportunity this week on the DM Aspire course!”
Quote from one of our Deputy Managers on our Aspire Talent Programme