Want to work with us?

At Steamer Trading Cookshop, we're all about our people. When a customer walks through our doors, we want them to feel immediately that they're in a shop where people care about making them feel welcomed and valued - whether they're investing in a whole new look for their kitchen or just passing time to get out of the rain outside. We're passionate about providing good advice and listening to what our customers are telling us. But most of all, we want our customers to leave our shops with a smile on their face, knowing they've experienced good, old fashioned, proper service - perhaps with a little bit of fun, just for good measure.

Lewes Head OfficeIt's the same at our head office and distribution centre, located in lovely Lewes, Sussex. You'll find that we all work (and play) together as a big, happy family - a lot of roles within the Company are filled by members of staff who might have started working for us in one of the shops before moving on to a career at head office. We always remember that whatever we do is all about giving the best possible customer service.

We're a family-run company and we've successfully grown from a single small shop in Alfriston to nearly 30 shops across England in just over 25 years. But don't worry, you're not too late - there's a lot more to come as we want to continue opening more lovely cookshops, full of the very best in kitchenware from all over the world. We're always on the lookout for great people to join our team, so why not see our current opportunities or tell us what you're looking for and you never know what might come of it.

We look forward to hearing from you.

David, Liz and Ben

What's it like to work at Steamer Trading?

Staff at the Witney Store

“I have been working at Steamer Trading in the Website Customer Services for almost 5 months now. I’m really enjoying it and I’ve learnt many new things. I get so much satisfaction in helping our customers with web orders, providing them with product information and answering many other enquiries.” Poppy, Website Customer Services

“I have been store manager of the Northallerton store for 10 months now. I love using my skills to create a wonderful customer experience in-store. My whole team offers knowledge and inspiration to all of our customers.” Phil, Store Manager of our Northallerton store.

“I have worked for Steamer for 5 years which has flown by. I love my shop but all of our stores look wonderful and it is a pleasure working with such amazing products. It's great to interact with our customers as they all enjoy shopping at Steamer and we often pass ideas and recipes back and forth and we get treated to photos and tasters.” Wendy, Store Manager of our Brentwood Store

“I've worked at Steamer for nearly 10 years (including a 2 month break when I foolishly left and begged to return!) I started part-time at Heathfield, then worked at Eastbourne for a year before becoming Assistant Manager, then I was promoted to manager at Heathfield where I've been for about 7 years. I've had the exciting experience of helping set up several new stores, and I've been on many amazing training days including Dualit, Nespresso, and a day at the Le Creuset cooking school. The best was cooking with Raymond Blanc at Kenwood! Thanks to working for Steamer, I've gained huge amounts of knowledge about the many products we sell, as well as a real enthusiasm for the company and our ethos of great customer service. I'm lucky to be part of successful, independent company which is growing every year. I really enjoy the variety the job gives me, every day brings a new product to learn about and play with. Every store is unique and you get to make friends all over the company, not just in your own store!” Holly, Store Manager of our Heathfield Store

What are we looking for?

Staff at the Battle StoreOur people are passionate about what they do - even 'evangelical' sometimes in expressing their love of good cookware. We don't ask that everyone is the best cook in the world, or even that you know your potato masher from your onion goggles - we're very, very good at training our people.

What we do need are real people people. Whether working in our shops or at head office, you'll need to be able to listen, understand and communicate well. We want people who feel that they're giving their best every time and are keen to learn more. It is also a definite advantage if you like good coffee - it's an important part of the culture here!

We're a growing company, so we'd like to find people who want to grow with us. We see part time students working their way through college as future store managers or head office assistants. We look at office assistants and see the next generation of buyers or merchandisers. We find our trainers, merchandisers and area mangers often from encouraging our people in our stores.

We offer full training (you'll probably even be a better cook by the end of it), a very generous staff discount (perfect for equipping your kitchen), a bonus scheme and even a staff social fund (we're not all about work!)

If you'd like to work for a fast growing company, but with real family values - and believe that you can offer what we're looking for - we'd love to hear from you. Visit our current opportunities or contact us if you're perfect for a role that you don't see listed and you'd like to tell us all about yourself.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Current opportunities

Store Vacancies

We've listed our current opportunities below. If you don't see anything that fits the bill but you'd like to work for us, please get in touch with us through shopjobs@steamer.co.uk and we'll keep your details safe for when something suitable does come up.

Like to work for us, but we haven't got a shop near you? Tell us where you live and where you'd like to work for us and maybe, just maybe, we might have a new shop on its way. Send us an email to newshops@steamer.co.uk and we'll let you know if we have exciting news.

To apply for any of the jobs listed below, please email us at shopjobs@steamer.co.uk enclosing a copy of your CV and covering letter with details of your current salary

Good Luck!

Management Vacancies

Brighton - Assistant Manager

Marlow - Assistant Manager

Harrogate - Assistant Manager

Cambridge - Assistant Manager

Dorchester - Assistant Manager

Sales Vacancies

Westerham - 1 x Temporary Sales Assistants (10 hours)

Guildford - 1 x Part Time Sales Assistant  (8 weekend hours)

Cambridge - 1 x Stockroom Assistant (12 hours flexible) 1 x Sales Assistant (8 hours flexible)

Canterbury - 1 x Part Time Sales Assistant (25 hours)

Chichester - 1 x Part Time Sales Assistant (flexible)

Cirencester - 1 x Sales Assistant (flexible) 1 x Key Holder (30 hours)

Dorchester - 1 x Part Time Sales Assistant (8 hours) 

Bishop's Stortford - 1 x Part Time Sales Assistant (8 hours)


Head Office Vacancies

E-Commerce

Sorry - we've got a full team at the moment, but we're growing all the time - please email us on headofficejobs@steamer.co.uk with your details and cv, and we'll keep your details safe in case the right job comes up.

Buying & Merchandising

Sorry - we've got a full team at the moment, but we're growing all the time - please email us on headofficejobs@steamer.co.uk with your details and cv, and we'll keep your details safe in case the right job comes up.

Finance & Administration

Sorry - we've got a full team at the moment, but we're growing all the time - please email us on headofficejobs@steamer.co.uk with your details and cv, and we'll keep your details safe in case the right job comes up.

Marketing

Sorry - we've got a full team at the moment, but we're growing all the time - please email us on headofficejobs@steamer.co.uk with your details and cv, and we'll keep your details safe in case the right job comes up.

Distribution Vacancies

We've listed our current opportunities below. If you don't see anything that fits the bill but you'd like to work for us, please get in touch with us through distributionjobs@steamer.co.uk and we'll keep your details safe for when something suitable does come up.

To apply for any of the jobs listed below, please email us at distributionjobs@steamer.co.uk enclosing a copy of your CV and covering letter with details of your current salary.

All distribution jobs are based here at Lewes, unless the description mentions otherwise.

Good luck!

Delivery drivers

Sorry - we've got a full team at the moment, but we're growing all the time - please email us on distributionjobs@steamer.co.uk with your details and cv, and we'll keep your details safe in case the right job comes up.

Administration & Stock Processing

Sorry - we've got a full team at the moment, but we're growing all the time - please email us on distributionjobs@steamer.co.uk with your details and cv, and we'll keep your details safe in case the right job comes up.