270 jobs on offer at fast-growing Sheffield call centre

A Sheffield call centre company is advertising 270 new jobs.

Friday, 19th February 2021, 12:30 pm

Webhelp wants sales advisers, team leaders and operations managers by the end of April. The jobs will be homeworking initially but could become home and office-based in future and will be working for customers in the retail telecoms sector.

The move will see the number of people employed by Webhelp across its three sites in South Yorkshire increase to 2800.

The French-owned firm operates from Amberley Street in Attercliffe, Nunnery Square in the city centre and in the Dearne Valley.

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David Turner, Webhelp UK Region chief executive.

In December, The Star reported that 190 Attercliffe workers faced redeployment or redundancy in a shakeup that put jobs for online retailer Freemans at risk of being moved to South Africa in spring.

A spokesman said: “Redeployment was offered to everyone. Those who chose to redeploy are in the process of doing so into existing campaigns. These 270 opportunities are new.”

Webhelp employs 65,000 people at 150 sites in 50 countries.

David Turner, UK chief executive, said: “We know the pandemic has hit communities in different ways and the ensuing disruption has left many businesses unable to operate as they once had. People have sadly lost their jobs or face a reduction in the hours they can work.

Webhelp, Amberley Street, Attercliffe.

“As a people first business we look forward to showing that we don’t only offer a job for now, but a genuine career opportunity.

“We strive to ensure our people feel engaged and inspired which is why we actively offer career pathways including the opportunity to gain externally accredited management qualifications through our structured leadership development programme."

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