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Smiths News is the UK’s largest news wholesaler. Our colleagues serve 24,000 customers every day of the year, operating from 39 distribution centres. If you share our passion, spirit and can-do attitude, you really could go much further with us.
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We make our customers’ deliveries easier and earlier – making a difference to millions of lives every day. We have ambitious plans for the future and we’re always looking for talented people to join us.
We deliver 39 million newspapers and magazines each week, before most people have even had their breakfast. The UK’s leading newspaper and magazine distributer with over 200 years’ heritage, we reach around 27,000 shops, in city centres and remote rural locations, 364 days a year.
Working from global hubs, we connect publishers with over 120 airlines at 115 airports and international rail operators. Operating in a specialist sector, where high security and reliability are key, we’re the world’s leading supplier of newspapers, magazines and digital publications, as well as media and inflight entertainment content.
As a field-based supply chain solution, we work with retailers, suppliers and publishers to ensure a first-class service. In stores, in depots and in local shops, we help to increase sales, retail presence and brand awareness, through merchandising, auditing and other marketing services.
Every single one of our people has an important role to play. From Technical, Operations and Business Support to Finance & Legal, HR & People and Sales, everyone has the power to make an impact on the work we do.
Serving 24,000 customers each day is tough, but our team make sure that we always hit our targets. And, with 39 fast-paced and highly organised distribution centres across the UK, roles with us range from Warehouse positions to Depot & Regional Managers.Find Jobs
HR & People
We support every colleague across Connect Group. From attraction and recruitment to career development and training, we help shape careers and motivate people through reward and recognition, helping everyone make the most of themselves and their talents.Find Jobs
Finance & Legal
Based in Swindon, we play an important role in projects across each area of the company. Managing accounts, tax and treasury, internal audit and company secretariat functions, we operate at the heart of the business and make sure quality advice and governance is always followed.Find Jobs
We focus on driving business growth and are key to the overall success of Connect Group. With a keen understanding of every brand and service we offer, we build and maintain trusted customer relationships, where every need is identified and fulfilled.Find Jobs
We look at standard operating models and how to grow our business technically through innovation, infrastructure and integration. Our exciting technical roles include IT, Continuous Improvement, Business Intelligence and much more.Find Jobs
Our Administration and Business Support teams are the backbone of our business. We have roles available across our support offices, as well as at most of our depots. So, if you’d like to be part of our journey, come and grow with us.Find Jobs
Marketing and Communications
We’re responsible for positioning and promoting our brands to new, existing and future customers. We’re a creative team, full of ideas and use social media, promotions and external communications to tell our story.Find Jobs
We’re at the heart of every retailer. We’re in stores, in depots and in local shops, providing quality field marketing and retail support services that meet the needs of customers across the UK. We aim to increase sales, retail presence and brand awareness, through merchandising, auditing and other marketing services.Find Jobs
We value a friendly workplace, as much as training and development opportunities. That’s why we give our people the best of both by recognising hard work, sharing success
and giving everyone the opportunity to be the best they can be.
Share your thoughts freely and always stay open to new ideas. Listen to others, be positive and always engage in communications.
Have fun and be helpful. Enjoy working together to deliver a great performance,
Safe, reliable and responsible. Take pride in our work and do the right thing for our customers and each other.
Be inclusive, honest and respectful to everyone, whatever their role or experience.
Make informed decisions and act quickly. Be agile in the way we work together and deliver for our customers.
Be imaginative, adventurous and curious. Develop inspirational ideas and innovative solutions.
Inclusion and diversity is a key part of our culture. Through our Everyone In initiative, we’re working together to build a more inclusive and diverse workplace and shape a culture that embraces people from all backgrounds, experiences and orientations.
When it comes to supporting local communities and the environment, we always try to do our bit. We’ll support you to do your bit too. So, if you have a cause you’re passionate about or an initiative you want to champion, come and talk to us.
We pass it on
Through our Pass It On programme, we work with charity partners to support homeless and vulnerable people. To date, our colleagues have helped over 3,000 people, collected 30,000 items of warm clothes and given out 10,000 cups of coffee.
We're a responsible business
As a business for the 21st century we aim to act responsibly in everything we do. So, we’re proud that Smiths News recycles 98% of all unsold newspapers and magazines and over 80% of operational waste.
We support our communities
We give our colleagues time off to volunteer. We also support colleagues with their charitable causes and giving, through the Pennies from Heaven payroll giving scheme.