DFS are a Gold Level Partner of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Charity
Number of employees: Over 3,400
Number of retail stores: Over 100
Areas of operation: Head Office, Management, Sales, Web Sales, Administration, Service Upholsterer, Driving Roles, Warehouse Roles, Factory
Our pledge to DofE Award holders
1. We believe The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award makes young people more employable and better prepares them for work.
2. We believe the DofE develops young people’s leadership, problem-solving, self-management and teamworking skills – attributes essential to the future of UK business.
3. We look favourably on young recruits with DofE Awards.
Welcome to one of the UK’s most successful retail companies
We’re passionate about working with the DofE to support young people across the UK in creating a better, brighter future for themselves, their communities and the next generation.
DFS is the number one sofa specialist in Europe – but we haven’t forgotten the principles that created our success. We opened our first store in 1969, we’re still hand-crafting our products here in the UK – and we’re still just as committed to our people, as well as the customers who are at the heart of our business.
Is there a secret to our success? We’re all about great people working together. People who are well-trained to provide the best customer service – delivering a retail experience built on inspirational designs that now include exclusive ranges such as Country Living, House Beautiful and French Connection.
Ian Filby – CEO of DFS (second right) and his team compete in the DofE Challenge Event 2011
It’s taken a great deal of effort to build DFS into the company it is today. Above all, it’s taken the hard work of people like DofE Award holders. Individuals from all backgrounds – people who are inspired by the prospect of delivering great service and being rewarded for their achievements.
Everyone at DFS has contributed to our success. which is why we’re totally committed to making sure our young recruits have the opportunity of benefiting from accredited training, earning the pay and benefits you deserve – and being given every chance to be the best you can be! If that sounds like what you have been looking for, DFS could be the business for you.