800 apply for just 11 posts at new Pets at Home store in Falmouth

High demand for Pets at Home jobs as 800 apply for just 11 posts

High demand for Pets at Home jobs as 800 apply for just 11 posts

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OVER 800 people applied for just 11 jobs at the new Pets at Home store which opens in Falmouth on July 11.

The company is investing more than £350,000 in the new store at Ponsharden Roundabout on Falmouth Road which it says will provide a boost to the local economy. The purpose built new unit has 5,000 sq ft of floor space.

Area manager, Tony Harvey, said they had found a strong team of 11 people out of the 800 who applied for the jobs.

“There was a strong demand from Falmouth pet owners for Pets at Home to come to town, and we’re very pleased to have been able to grant them their wish," he said.

“Pets at Home is committed to recruiting from the local area and I’m pleased we’ve found a team of talented individuals in Falmouth. They’re all extremely passionate about pets and can’t wait to get started.”

Applicants go through a number of stages to assess their compatibility for the role. Those recruited are given the option to gain specialist qualifications in pet care during their career with Pets at Home.

Store manager, Phillippa Haines, has been with Pets at Home for 18 months, having previously worked at the Liskeard branch.

Phillippa said: “It’s been a busy few months and now my team and I can’t wait to open the doors and welcome our new customers and their pets to the store.”

Pets at Home Falmouth will provide thousands of dedicated pet products, catering for local dogs, cats, small animals, reptiles, birds and fish as well as wildlife. There will also be a Groom Room and a Vets4Pets veterinary surgery within the store.

The company, founded in 1991, has more than 370 sites across the UK employing more than 6,000 people and is proud to have won The Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For 2013.

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7:17am Fri 20 Jun 14

DCI Jen says...

I hope someone tells the government, how many people applied for these jobs. They live in cloud cuckoo land with the mantra "we will get you back to work"

Pets at home is a brilliant store, sure it will do well in Falmouth.
I hope someone tells the government, how many people applied for these jobs. They live in cloud cuckoo land with the mantra "we will get you back to work" Pets at home is a brilliant store, sure it will do well in Falmouth. DCI Jen
  • Score: 7

7:52am Fri 20 Jun 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Good luck to the789 who were unsuccessful. Hopefully a change of government will bring some hope to the Labour market in west cornwall soon.
Good luck to the789 who were unsuccessful. Hopefully a change of government will bring some hope to the Labour market in west cornwall soon. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 0

8:02am Fri 20 Jun 14

victoriameldrew says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Good luck to the789 who were unsuccessful. Hopefully a change of government will bring some hope to the Labour market in west cornwall soon.
do you really think a change of government will bring hope to the labour market? All governments are the same - we have already had a labour government - what did they achieve?
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Good luck to the789 who were unsuccessful. Hopefully a change of government will bring some hope to the Labour market in west cornwall soon.[/p][/quote]do you really think a change of government will bring hope to the labour market? All governments are the same - we have already had a labour government - what did they achieve? victoriameldrew
  • Score: -1

8:27am Fri 20 Jun 14

ronedgcumbe says...

victoriameldrew wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
Good luck to the789 who were unsuccessful. Hopefully a change of government will bring some hope to the Labour market in west cornwall soon.
do you really think a change of government will bring hope to the labour market? All governments are the same - we have already had a labour government - what did they achieve?
I think the previous government achieved a great deal, the minimum wage for example. They where only foiled by the greed and irresponsibility of a few greedy bankers. If nothing else a Change would bring some hope to those who need work and some financial security.
[quote][p][bold]victoriameldrew[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Good luck to the789 who were unsuccessful. Hopefully a change of government will bring some hope to the Labour market in west cornwall soon.[/p][/quote]do you really think a change of government will bring hope to the labour market? All governments are the same - we have already had a labour government - what did they achieve?[/p][/quote]I think the previous government achieved a great deal, the minimum wage for example. They where only foiled by the greed and irresponsibility of a few greedy bankers. If nothing else a Change would bring some hope to those who need work and some financial security. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -6

9:42am Sun 22 Jun 14

Kernowkarmann says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
victoriameldrew wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
Good luck to the789 who were unsuccessful. Hopefully a change of government will bring some hope to the Labour market in west cornwall soon.
do you really think a change of government will bring hope to the labour market? All governments are the same - we have already had a labour government - what did they achieve?
I think the previous government achieved a great deal, the minimum wage for example. They where only foiled by the greed and irresponsibility of a few greedy bankers. If nothing else a Change would bring some hope to those who need work and some financial security.
Foiled?!?

You say that as if they had no idea what was going on!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]victoriameldrew[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Good luck to the789 who were unsuccessful. Hopefully a change of government will bring some hope to the Labour market in west cornwall soon.[/p][/quote]do you really think a change of government will bring hope to the labour market? All governments are the same - we have already had a labour government - what did they achieve?[/p][/quote]I think the previous government achieved a great deal, the minimum wage for example. They where only foiled by the greed and irresponsibility of a few greedy bankers. If nothing else a Change would bring some hope to those who need work and some financial security.[/p][/quote]Foiled?!? You say that as if they had no idea what was going on!!!! Kernowkarmann
  • Score: 2

9:57am Sun 22 Jun 14

GrahamHarris says...

They've had 800 applicants because it's a nice shiny new comfortble building where you get to play with peoples pets!

How many applicants would there be to empty the dustbins around town? Probably about 10!!!

There are jobs around, it's just that people generally want to take the easy comfortable ones.
They've had 800 applicants because it's a nice shiny new comfortble building where you get to play with peoples pets! How many applicants would there be to empty the dustbins around town? Probably about 10!!! There are jobs around, it's just that people generally want to take the easy comfortable ones. GrahamHarris
  • Score: -10

10:59pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Tax payer falmouth says...

I placed an ad for a job and had 2 applicants. say no more.
Works work and moneys money doesn't matter where you are employed.
we would like to have an update from the store how many are still employed in a month.
I placed an ad for a job and had 2 applicants. say no more. Works work and moneys money doesn't matter where you are employed. we would like to have an update from the store how many are still employed in a month. Tax payer falmouth
  • Score: -2

7:16am Mon 23 Jun 14

Helston John says...

Depends what the job was and at what wages, some people still try to get away with paying under the minimum wage. Or if it is a farm in the middle of nowhere many people have no transport. Loads of jobs have hundreds of people all apply for one vacancy. What makes you think the store vacancies will alter in a couple of months, other big stores have full compliment of staff all the time unless someone moves onto a different job or retires. The same could happen at pets at home.
Depends what the job was and at what wages, some people still try to get away with paying under the minimum wage. Or if it is a farm in the middle of nowhere many people have no transport. Loads of jobs have hundreds of people all apply for one vacancy. What makes you think the store vacancies will alter in a couple of months, other big stores have full compliment of staff all the time unless someone moves onto a different job or retires. The same could happen at pets at home. Helston John
  • Score: 7

3:27pm Tue 24 Jun 14

MARTIN GILL says...

High time that the minimum wage was hiked to at least £7 ph. There are still to many Employers happy to pay their staff a paltry £6.31ph. The last Labour Government brought in the minimum wage, which was highly commendable.
Pets at Home will do very well in this area, and many people will be saved the need to go to the one at Treliske Retail Park, or Pool.
High time that the minimum wage was hiked to at least £7 ph. There are still to many Employers happy to pay their staff a paltry £6.31ph. The last Labour Government brought in the minimum wage, which was highly commendable. Pets at Home will do very well in this area, and many people will be saved the need to go to the one at Treliske Retail Park, or Pool. MARTIN GILL
  • Score: -5

10:51pm Tue 24 Jun 14

rebelrebel says...

wages to low, benefit to high, we need to produce not import
wages to low, benefit to high, we need to produce not import rebelrebel
  • Score: 6

9:56am Wed 25 Jun 14

Ian Bennett says...

Martin Gill said, "There are still to many Employers happy to pay their staff a paltry £6.31ph."

There are also many people happy to work for £6.31 ph, so why force the employer to pay more? If the work that they do results in less than £7 ph benefit to the employer, these jobs would cease to exist.
Martin Gill said, "There are still to many Employers happy to pay their staff a paltry £6.31ph." There are also many people happy to work for £6.31 ph, so why force the employer to pay more? If the work that they do results in less than £7 ph benefit to the employer, these jobs would cease to exist. Ian Bennett
  • Score: -6

12:56pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Mark Porthleven says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Good luck to the789 who were unsuccessful. Hopefully a change of government will bring some hope to the Labour market in west cornwall soon.
Says the bloke that used to be LIB DEM and deliver their leaflets for them.
The only thing that's going to help the availability of jobs is the government closing the doors to immigration.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Good luck to the789 who were unsuccessful. Hopefully a change of government will bring some hope to the Labour market in west cornwall soon.[/p][/quote]Says the bloke that used to be LIB DEM and deliver their leaflets for them. The only thing that's going to help the availability of jobs is the government closing the doors to immigration. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: 11

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