Colleague Insights

What’s the best thing about working for The Watches of Switzerland Group?

  • The Watches of Switzerland Group is not content with being a market leader, the company constantly looks to grow and develop to stay ahead. It’s exciting to be part of an ever evolving business. Whether it’s a new product or training programme there is always something to get involved with. Robert Denny – Goldsmiths, Bullring
  • Working as a team is a great quality and The Watches of Switzerland Group has it covered. I have never worked in a business where you can speak to someone in Head Office and feel that you already know them and they are just as dedicated to get a job completed under their belts as you. Not just in store do I feel the sense of teamwork but knowing I can call my Manager, Area Manager or anyone at Head Office at the drop of the hat is comforting. Alex Goodrick – Goldsmiths, Farnham
  • There are so many! If I can only choose one, that would be the team. The Watches of Switzerland Group has a fantastic team not only our retail team but also the wonderful operational and support team in Leicester. Cassie Dong - Watches of Switzerland, Heathrow T5
  • Truly I would have to say being part of a close knit company. It can be tough sometimes but really being part of a grassroots company who are now part of the hugely successful The Watches of Switzerland Group is something to be proud of. Being able to seek advice from not just your peers but also the Managing Directors gives you both assurance and knowledge which I believe is unparalleled. Louise Ball - The Watch Lab
  • The people.... The Watches of Switzerland Group has some of the greatest people I have had the pleasure of working alongside; people who have a real drive and passion for what they do and treat every showroom as if it were their own. Our Learning & Development department are a real asset to this business, working hard to create a uniformed experience for everyone, always at hand if we need any guidance and genuinely hungry for development. Furthermore, the incentives within the business are really second to none, we offer the most exciting and thrilling prizes to be won and so easy to achieve for colleagues on all levels throughout the business. Adam McCarthy - Goldsmiths, Coventry
  • The people I have met and speak to regularly across the company make it a nice place to work too. From the watch Buying team, Accounts, HR and colleagues in other stores in the business, everyone you speak with is always positive and they always have time for you. Rob Smith, Watches of Switzerland – Canary Wharf

Why did you choose to work for us?

  • The appeal of working on two heritage brands (Watches of Switzerland and Mappin & Webb) within the luxury sector who are leaders in the retail of luxury timepieces and fine jewellery. The culture of the Management team and the The Watches of Switzerland Group values, which encourage the teams to share ideas and value contributions at all levels of the business. Elizabeth Galton - Creative Director, London
  • I started here as a temp in 2007 after having several months out of work not intending to stay but it fitted so well with my situation and I liked the company feel, there have been quite a few changes here since I started but they have been mostly for the good and it is still a really nice place to work. Jane Colman – Finance - Aurum House, Leicester
  • Because I love engaging with different people and having the opportunity to do this in relation to some of the most special occasions for people; i.e., Birthdays, Anniversaries and Engagements etc., it just adds a whole new dimension to the sales interaction. Kimberley Smith – Goldsmiths, Chelmsford
  • The Watches of Switzerland Group take a unique approach with the training programs provided to each individual member of staff. I believe in being the best you can be and Aurum provides all the tools. When I researched Aurum I found that the Values of the company resonated with me personally which allowed me to grow by living these values within my professional life too. Mandeep Kaur Dyal - Watches of Switzerland, Heathrow T5
  • The right role came up at the right time, but it was an easy decision to apply for the job, and then accept it as the company has an excellent reputation, and looks after its employees. Ian Sleath - Aurum House, Leicester

What would your advice be to someone considering joining us?

  • I would advise anyone considering joining us to do it! Become a part of our ever-growing company and contribute within a great work environment. Johnny O’Brien – Watchshop, Reading
  • Get involved. The more the merrier! There are so many opportunities to work here and unlike other places they push you to progress and make yourself better. Jack Shuttlewood - Aurum House, Leicester
  • Give 100% in everything you do, you will have great opportunities so make the most of them. Sarah Elsmore – Goldsmiths, Lakeside
  • My advice for someone looking to join us would be – what are you waiting for!! It’s a great place to work filled with friendly welcoming people! Paige Liquorish - Aurum House, Leicester
  • Jump in with both feet! It’s an incredible experience that will give you a wide range of skills in the perfect environment to apply them and push yourself! Patrick Dougan - Goldsmiths, Lincoln