Ryan, Retail

When I started working part-time at Argos at age 16, I quickly decided that I wanted to succeed in business. So rather than go to university, which had been my plan, I decided to focus on a career here.

"I feel they enabled me to unlock my potential"

“The company was behind my progression all the way – from when I was a Customer Advisor all the way through to becoming Store Manager. They were just as supportive while I undertook NVQs in both Retail and Management, offering me a number of complementary in-house courses. By supplying these tools, and guiding me along the way, I feel they enabled me to unlock my potential.”

"My next step is to become a Regional Manager"

“I’d say their approach has paid off. I won Regional Apprentice of the Year (having already won Argos Apprentice of the Year), beating candidates from a number of other companies. But for me, the key moment was when I opened my first store as Manager, because that’d been my aim since I was young. And while I’m happy I’ve already achieved this goal, I don’t plan on standing still. Ideally, my next step is to become a Regional Manager, in charge of developing and opening more stores.”

Search for roles


Great rewards. Proper training. Plus all the opportunities that come from being part of Home Retail Group. It all stacks up.

Find out more


Find out more about who we are and where we’re going.

Find out more