The boohoo Group begins production at its new 23,000sq ft factory on Thurmaston Lane in Leicester, creating up to 180 new jobs in the process. The state of the art site is the company’s first ever manufacturing facility and will operate two shifts, in a change from the traditional way of operating a garment factory, creating double the job opportunities and greater flexibility for the team. All workers at the site will enjoy the full range of benefits for boohoo Group employees, including private medical care and free allocation of company shares.
The site will also be used as a training facility for product teams across all 13 brands operated by the boohoo Group. In addition, the site will be used to provide guidance to suppliers, with a focus on supporting them to improve their operational and production efficiencies making their business more sustainable. The company is also in talks with local education providers about hosting students and other groups who are keen to learn about garment manufacturing and the UK fashion industry.
Two weeks paid training has been carried out for the first group of new employees, and the on-boarding of recruits for the second shift will begin in February. Colleagues will also be offered additional training opportunities later in the year, covering key areas including health and safety and product quality. The training is being offered as part of the standard employment package, which also included pay above the National Living Wage and the same range of comprehensive benefits available to all boohoo Group employees.
- Guaranteed 40 hour contracts
- 33 days paid holiday
- Access to our amazing share save scheme
- Free shares in the boohoo group
- 40% employee discount on all brands
- medical care
- Excellent training and development
- Opportunity for overtime hours when production requires.
John Lyttle, boohoo Group CEO, said: “The Thurmaston Lane site reinforces our commitment to UK manufacturing and our long-standing partnership with Leicester. It is more than just a factory, it’s a hub of learning and collaboration, as it gives our own teams the chance to work onsite and an opportunity to see a working factory first-hand. We welcome the opportunity to share that knowledge with the amazing education institutions in the city and strengthen our collaborative working relationships with our approved suppliers. It’s an exciting new chapter for the boohoo Group.”