Got any questions about working at Action or want to find out more about the application procedure? Below you will find a number of frequently asked questions. Can’t find the answer to your question? Please get in touch with us personally.
Who or what is Action?
Action is originally a Dutch non-food discounter known for its affordable every-day products. Throughout the past years, we have grown tremendously. In 1993 we opened our very first store in Enkhuizen and today we have over 1,400 stores all over Europe! That growth would have been impossible without our magnificent colleagues; all 46,000 of them.
What type of work climate can I expect at Action?
Action prefers to describe the atmosphere as ‘no-nonsense’. Our stores, distribution centres and offices uphold a number of core values, such as teamwork, discipline, simplicity and respect. Facing customers, but colleagues as well. This helps us create a climate where everyone feels safe, pleasant and heard.
What career opportunities does Action offer?
Action is always in motion and offers you the opportunity to grow with us. We will support you wherever we can to help you push your boundaries. We pay a lot of attention to your personal and professional development, both on the job and through (external) training and education.
Applying to Action
How can I apply at Action?
You can apply using the ‘Apply’ button at the bottom of a vacancy. Your application will end up with the right person. Check all unfilled vacancies here.
What is the minimum age for working at an Action store?
You are allowed to join as a merchandiser at age 15, and you can start as an Action store assistant at age 16. At that point, you are allowed to perform light activities independently during your dayshifts, outside school hours and during holidays. You are allowed to perform heavier activities when you are 16 or older. This also allows you to work more hours including evening shifts.
Help! I can’t seem to upload my resume. What file format should I use?
If you want to send us your resume, it is best to upload a txt-, doc-, docx-, or pdf-file. Our website supports these file formats only.
What is the deadline for responding to a vacancy?
You can apply as long as the vacancy is listed on our website. We won’t take the vacancy offline until we have found the right person.
Can I respond to a vacancy if I don’t meet all the requirements?
We prefer candidates that meet the requirements listed in the job description. If you don’t (yet) possess all the required knowledge, you can always try to apply anyway. No guts, no glory! Prefer to wait for vacancy that matches your skills and preferences? Sign up for your job alert.
How does the job alert work?
If you can’t find a fitting vacancy, you can register to job alert. Enter your (basic) details and preferences so we can send you a message as soon as a fitting vacancy opens up.
Can I apply to multiple vacancies at the same time?
If you’ve found multiple vacancies you’d like to apply to, be our guest!
How do I know whether my application was received?
Once you have completed your application, we will send you an email to confirm. Didn’t receive an email? Get in touch.
What is the status of my application and how long will it take before I get a response from you?
When you have applied through our website and received a confirmation email, we will contact you within two weeks.
What will you do with my personal data once I have applied?
Upon completion of your application, we will keep your personal data for four weeks unless you have indicated in the application form that we are allowed to keep your data for one year. For more information about this subject, please refer to our privacy statement.
I would like to reschedule or cancel my job interview. How should I proceed?
If you can’t make it on the agreed date or want to cancel your job interview, get in touch with the person scheduled to meet with you. Did you apply to a role at a store? Feel free to drop by.