Here are the answers to some of the questions that we're frequently asked by people thinking about working with DFS. If you have some questions of your own, simply get in touch and we'll do our best to answer them for you.
Do I need any specific skills or qualification to work with DFS?
Not necessarily. Obviously, some roles have specific requirements such as Driving positions. But many people who succeed at DFS do it through a positive approach, hard work and customer focus – those are the key qualities that we look for.
Can I work with DFS if I haven’t worked before in furniture retail?
Yes you can. Some of our best sales and retail people come from different areas of work – and many of our Distribution and Head Office people are new to retail too.
What prospects can I expect?
Some of the best prospects in retail – if you can prove yourself. Our training continues throughout your time with us. So if you have the potential, we’ll bring it out!
What about the working hours at DFS?
For the convenience of our customers, DFS stores open long hours and every weekend, so there’s a big commitment required - but it’s worth it if you want to build a future for you and your family. We try to provide benefits that reflect this commitment - through good Pay and Holidays and benefits that include Childcare Vouchers, Staff Discounts, a Company Pension, free Critical Illness cover and free Life Assurance.
Do I need to be a car owner to get to DFS to work?
Not necessarily. Although some DFS sites are out of town and many of our employees do have their own cars, many of our stores are well-served by public transport.
Do you ever recruit Graduates?
Although we don’t currently have a formal Graduate Training Programme, graduates do join us in a number of roles and develop their careers as quickly as their contribution and potential allows.