There is huge scope for progression here at Cleland.
In my six years here, I have gone from Merchandiser to Senior Merchandiser and Team Leader to Senior Merchandise Manager, now responsible for cushions, bathroom, beanbags, kitchen and production planning.
I am constantly supported to develop my skills within the business and no two days are ever the same, so it keeps me on my toes! It’s great that I see the full product cycle start to finish.
I absolutely love working for a business led by strong family values. I knew from the minute I came for my very first interview that I wanted to grow and develop my career here.
My progression within the company to date demonstrates how the company recognises hard work and commitment and rewards this by creating opportunities.
I am hugely proud to be a part of Cleland McIver.
“My progression within the company to date demonstrates how the company recognises hard work and commitment.”— Sara
“I like how no two days are the same and I’m always able to push myself and experience new challenges“— Lauren
I started at Cleland as a Junior Designer, supporting on design work across all categories.
I progressed to my current position as Designer in 2022, a role in which I am now responsible for leading design and product development on Kitchen items, assisting on Bedding Accessories, photography briefings, trend development and design support across the other product areas.
The company has provided me with great opportunities for growth and development and have supported me in further expanding my skills and knowledge.
I like how no two days are the same here, and that I’m always able to push myself and experience new challenges. I love being able to interact with and learn from such varied groups/people. The whole team is a pleasure to work with and one which I’m proud to be a part of.
I joined Cleland two years ago straight from university, where I began my career working within the DTC Direct To Consumer team.
Very quickly I understood that this was an organisation which drives success and growth through efficiency and quality, which instilled my passion for the role.
A year later became the first employee to be enrolled on the Cleland Management Development Programme and felt honoured to have been presented which such an opportunity.
I have since enjoyed spending time in key areas of business, giving me a better and broader understanding how different departments operate.
I’ve also attended a breadth of training and development courses, including one-to one-coaching – all helping to develop my capability and future growth.
It has made me even more determined to develop as a manager here at Cleland.
“Spending time in key areas of the business has given me a broader understanding of the business”— Charlie
“Being one of the team is as important to
me as being a leader”— Marc
Joined company aged 20 as warehouse operative and I’ve since worked in a number of roles across the business which have supported my personal and professional development.
In 2023 promoted to Head of Operations responsible for all 3 sites and functions from goods in, replenishment, order picking, production, stock admin and front line service to our customer.
I take great pride in my work and at Cleland have found a perfect match with my personal values. Being one of the team is as important to me as being the leader. Cleland offers great opportunity for everyone who joins the business.
I started my Cleland journey over 10 years ago, joining the business as a Goods In Operative through an agency contract.
I have been fully supported by the business throughout my time here, and after training and development I quickly gained the role of Goods In Supervisor.
With further investment and training offered by the company, I now oversee the whole Goods In and Despatch operation over at our Kingsway sites, which have seen significant volume growth throughout this time.
During my decade at Cleland, I have really been able to develop my skills and grow my experience in product, process, and people management.
I feel a very valued member of the Operations Management Team.
“I have been fully supported throughout
my time here with training and development”— Danny
“I really enjoy working within Cleland
and feel supported and valued on every level“— Hannah
I joined Cleland as a Junior Technologist after graduating from university.
Having gaining experience and knowledge across all product categories with help from the team at Cleland, I was promoted to Product Technologist in 2022.
I now look after readymade curtains where I am responsible for the sealing of new products, ensuring that we meet launch deadlines and that all curtains meet the required quality standards.
My role brings me together with work colleagues across the business and I work closely with our customer and suppliers.
I really enjoy working within Cleland and feel supported and valued on every level.
I work within an excellent technical team at Cleland and my development and learning never stops.
I joined Cleland in 2018 after graduating from university. I started working through an agency, starting in Production as a Warehouse Operative. During the last 4 years I have worked in all areas of this department, covering picking product for store, packing and laterally running the fibre and feather machines for the filling division. During this time I have also trained to become a forklift truck driver. I really enjoy working at Cleland McIver, because there are so many different opportunities available, and I have been supported every step of the way through the building capabilities programme, working my way up the grades.
Early in 2023 I applied for the role of Compliance Co-ordinator within the business. This was something very different to anything I had done before, but felt supported enough to push myself. The skills and experience gained through working in the production department have come into great use, and I also see how much detail is involved in the Compliance Team.
I like the fact that everyday brings its different challenges within the department, but one which I feel confident to face – I’m proud of my role and what I bring to it, but also happy that Cleland McIver have given me the opportunity to develop further.
“I’m proud of my role and what I bring to it, but also happy that Cleland McIver have given me an opportunity to develop further”— Patryk