Written on: 15/06/2013 by Kathyg63
My 16 year old daughter recently enquired about part time sales advisor opportunities at the Hanley Top Shop store in Stoke-on-Trent. She was politely but emphatically told that there were no jobs available or likely to become available. On enquiring about potential vaccancies as sales advisors go off to university she was told that the ones finishing university who have worked there previously come back and fill their shoes. We thought that this was rather strange, as this implies there are never any vaccancies for new comers.
Two or three weeks later my daughter finds out that an aqaintance of hers who is the same age has just landed a job in the same Top Shop store. On directly asking her how she got the job it seems that her mother works at Top Shop and got her an application form which subsequently led to an interview and she now has a job.
I thought there were recruitment laws to comply with 'equal opportunities' for job applications. It seems obvious to me that Top Shop or Top Shop staff blatently floughted these laws on this occassion and I would summise probably on numerous occassions.