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Spalding to have new Vodafone store creating six jobs




Six jobs will be created in the run-up to a Vodafone store opening in Spalding’s Market Place.

Donna Watton in her Boston Vodafone store
Donna Watton in her Boston Vodafone store

Existing Boston Vodafone franchisee Donna Watton is branching out with her second shop.

Donna said: “There’s no network shops in Spalding and we get a lot of customers from Spalding coming over to Boston but, obviously, not everybody can travel that far.”

Job applicants can apply for two managerial roles - store manager and technical manager - or one of four sales adviser positions.

An October opening is planned for the store but the new employees will start work very soon.

Donna said: “I’m looking to get staff started as early as August and they’ll be working in the Boston store initially for training, before the Spalding store opens in October.

“For candidates, sales experience would be great, exceptional customer service is a must, and a great personality is imperative.

“The store will be in the Market Place in Spalding, and I’m very excited to be able to bring a network store to the town.

“The team in Boston are always involved in things to help the local community, such as fundraising or charity events, and we’ll be taking the same approach in the Spalding store to do what we can to help the town.”

Donna (37) was a member of the Vodafone team that opened in the Boston town centre’s pedestrianised Strait Bargate 11 years ago.

Last year she took over that store as franchisee.

Spalding has a branch of Carphone Warehouse and new mobile phone sales are made through a variety of outlets.

There’s also a vibrant secondhand mobile sales and repairs market in the town.

Vodafone employs 11,000 people in the UK and runs more than 400 stores.

The company’s services include mobile, fixed line, broadband and the Internet of Things, the name given to a series of devices - for example thermostats and refrigerators - that can collect and exchange data due to embedded sensors.

There are also smart-tech products such as security cameras and devices for personal safety that vulnerable people can wear ... and these also provide a way of tracking lost children or pets with their locations sent to a phone.

Donna said: “There was a big story where a dog went missing in the Lake District - in a big, open area - and the dog was found because of the tracker.”

l Job applicants are invited to email maxine.duffett@vodafone.com with their CV.

Donna says: “They are also welcome to call into the Boston store to ask the current staff what it’s like to work for the company.”

Spalding is due to have a series of new shops with the opening of Lidl and a massive expansion is planned at Springfields Retail Outlet.

More on what's new in Spalding:

Lidl aims to open new Spalding supermarket this year

Expansion plans announced for Springfields in Spalding, with new stores, cafes and restaurants



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