Apple head-hunters reveal Australia, UK store plans
Apple has begun recruiting staff to run its first Australian Apple Store, currently being kitted out in Sydney's central George Street. It's also looking for workers for new stores in the UK in Exeter, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Reading and Brighton.
The Mac maker's website currently lists a range of key posts for the Sydney store, including Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Inventory Controllers and Cashiers. It's also looking for Mac Geniuses to run the shop's tech support section.
To date, Apple Australia has confirmed only that it's planning to open a store in Sydney, having submitted its planning proposal to the Sydney city council in February this year. The store is situated on the corner of George Street and King Street.
Apple has been claimed to be looking at a site on the corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street in South Yarra, Melbourne for its second store, but Apple has yet to go public on the plan, and its Australia recruitment site doesn't list any vacancies in the state of Victoria, only for the New South Wales facility.
Apple's Apple Store line-up runs to over 150 outlets in the US, nine in the UK, eight in Japan, four in Canada and a single store in Rome, Italy.
Apple UK is currently recruiting staff for new stores in Milton Keynes Central shopping mall; Solihull; Exeter's soon-to-be-completed Princesshay centre; Brighton's Church Hill Square; Reading's The Oracle site; Glasgow's Buchanan Street; and Essex's Lakeside shopping centre.
What about Ekatahuna in New Zealand? It is the centre of the universe after all.
First UK and Australia.... THEN THE WORRRRLD!
...Wow! Apple stores are spreading like a virus! Oh wait- Jobs told me they don't get viruses....
Apple stores are spreading like OSX exploits that aren't real because there isn't any proof-of-concept code to show the average Mac user!!!! Watch out!!!
...and for all you Mac h8ers, Mac stores are like "juicy country fried stakes dipped in butter"... you can NEVER have too many of them! ...mmm.... butter...
"Apple's Apple Store line-up runs to over 150 hundred outlets"
So that's 15000 ? Wouldn't it have been easier to say that ?
Missing a trick?
I can't be the only one wondering when they are going to stick a store in either Cardiff or Bristol. Not only is there a huge catchment area (M4, M5, Wales etc.) but both Cardiff and Bristol both have two universities and multiple colleges. Not to mention to tech heavy industries around the area. They also happen to be fairly affluent areas. The nearest store at the moment is Birmingham, which is a bit of a trek, especially if you need a "genius".
Not really news...
I can't comment on the Australian Store, but the job postings for the UK Stores have been on the Apple site since the start of the year. Most other sites 'covered' this many months back! Slow news day?