The inside view from HR partner Claire Smith

What makes your ideal employee?

We look for confident individuals who deliver a first-class brand experience, in head office and stores, and who will continue to be passionate about our brand and the part they play in its success.

What sets apart working at Karen Millen from your competitors?

We offer employees opportunities to progress their career with us, in the UK and internationally, in a brand that they love.

How do you strive to retain your staff?

We extend our ‘brand experience’ to include a focus on our team and we have a dynamic and inclusive culture. We ensure our team is inspired and developed to achieve its full potential through learning and development.

How do you ensure your employees have a good work/life balance?

We understand that each employee is individual and offer opportunities to work flexibly based on individual circumstances.

Founded 1981

Based Old Street, London

Number of staff 2,000 worldwide

Number of stores 261 across 35 countries

Number of days’ leave Between 28 and 39 (including bank holidays) dependent on service

Employee benefits Uniform allowance, staff discount, bonus, private health care, pension scheme, life assurance and flexible benefits Work ethos Our people are key to achieving our brand vision. We work with our employees to create consistently high-performing teams with outstanding individuals that reflect the brand and our values