Careers at Taking Shape

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Taking Shape burst onto the plus size women’s fashion scene in 1985 and since then we’ve grown to be the leaders in plus size fashion, celebrating curves across Australia and New Zealand. Wherever you find strong, independent curvy women who aren’t afraid to stand out in a crowd, you’ll find Taking Shape.

Our purpose is to be the leading style alternative for curvy women seeking quality fashion with a difference, by delivering boldly unique experiences from the first glance to the final wear. We're design-led, focused on innovation and passionate about making fashion and style personal to you.

Just like you, there are different sides of us! We have a range of store formats; Taking Shape boutiques, Myer Concept stores, Clearance Stores and a new Clearance and Boutique format. We have a world class, growing e-commerce business, providing our customers endless aisles and multiple ways to engage with our fabulous product. Each business model is focused on an exceptional customer experience and equally reflects the Taking Shape culture and values.

The foundation of our brand is a strong people focus, delivered through our values of Integrity, Spirit, Respect and Innovation. Not only are we committed to providing our customers an innovative and memorable shopping experience; we recognise our people as our biggest asset and are prepared to invest accordingly!

As part of the Taking Shape team, you’ll relish working alongside vibrant, motivated and inspiring people who make work fun.

Each store team gets a chance to create a kinship and social connection with their local communities through our Tribal Gatherings program. Using their stores as a base for social activities, our teams organise outings in the wider community and above all celebrate, play and “make their day”!

Your contribution will be valued through rewards and incentives, regular feedback and first class employment conditions. And we don’t just value who you are, we recognise who you want to become by offering ongoing structured training and development.

Taking Shape - as unique as you!


Employee Benefits

Here at Taking Shape, we know you are unique and we are committed to recognising that – so we have varied rewards and incentives to set us apart.

As a Taking Shape team member, a few of the benefits you’ll have access to are;

  • Generous staff discount
  • Structured and ad hoc team and individual incentives, plus fabulous wardrobe bonuses
  • Ongoing training and development to facilitate your career journey and progression
  • Structured training via our Style Academy for our new Stores employees to support their welcome
  • Progressive leave entitlements
  • Area Manager and Store Manager meetings for key business updates, training and development, plus an opportunity for our teams to connect
  • Spotter’s fee for employee referrals
  • A playful culture that says ‘ we take our work seriously, without taking ourselves seriously

Career Opportunities

We are working on an exciting new Careers site for you! For now, review and apply for positions with Taking Shape via Seek.


Interview Process

Our interview process allows us a chance to understand your experience and aspirations, plus provides an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about Taking Shape.

The interview process is a series of interviews managed by our People & Culture Team and supported by our Store and Retail Support Centre Teams.

All positions at Taking Shape will go through a two stage interview process and reference checks. On occasion, our interview process may differ depending on the nature and level of the position. All interviews are guided by behavioural questions to best determine your fit to the position and Taking Shape.

We encourage our applicants to be themselves and come prepared with any questions they have so they can better understand the positon and how Taking Shape supports their career aspirations.


Interview Tips

We want to set you up for success, so here are a few ideas to assist you with your preparation for our recruitment process;

  • Research Taking Shape to ensure you have a good understanding of company purpose, goals and values
  • Dress for success – let your style, flair and personality show us how you would be a fabulous brand ambassador!
  • Reflect on your career and note key highlights and achievements which help you demonstrate your experience and align to the role you’ve applied for
  • Ensure you’re prepared ahead of the interview; whether its familiarizing yourself with the location, checking the travel time or doing a test run for a video interview, if you’re prepared you’ll be calm and focused
  • Think of questions you would like to ask also – it’s just as important for you to assess Taking Shape as a potential employer. Ask about things which are important to you

Contact

If you have a question about our recruitment process or would like to express your interest for a position which isn’t advertised, we would love to hear from you!

Contact careers@takingshape.com with your CV, noting preferred role and location