Head Office

A Day in the Life Of…

Meet Jade Mitchell!

Our Design Room Assistant, Jade Mitchell, may have only been with us for 6 months, but has acheived lots and loved every minute of it! 



After finishing her degree at University, Jade was able to gain the knowledge and skills

that has allowed her to become an important and vital part of River Island Design. 

Jade is one of the lucky ones, who get's to work directly with the products we create, her role is essential

in the product journey, using her skills to ensure that everything is ready, to help deliver our amazing products to our customers. 



Watch her video below to find out more about just one of the many areas you can work in

here at River Island!

You can see more clips and updates of our people here at River Island on our social channels! Check us out! 


InstagramFacebookTwitter & LinkedIn 

Remember, if you've got an interview coming up, whether it's for Retail, Head Office or our Distribution Centre, check out our 10 Top Ten Interview Tips for a helping hand! 

RI Black Friday

Black Friday!

Black Friday!

Black Friday is a highly anticipated event, taking place across the globe & here at River Island, it's no different! 

With over 300 stores, the preparation for this 24 hour period is extensive (as you can imagine),

running across various departments and locations, everyone is all hands on deck! 





Milton Keynes were ready! Getting in early and making sure that all the stock was out and ready, their preparation made sure that they could sell sell sell! 


This year we provided each retail staff memeber with Black Friday T-shirts, making it easy for customers, to not only spot our staff but was also a great reminder of our discount!

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Lauren and Shazmeen who work in our Fareham store taking some pre-sale pics in their new t-shirts!

Our retail family is always growing, one of the many benefits is a uniform allowance and employee discount.. so why don't you check out our open roles?!

Black Friday - Bristol





Check out our Bristol Team!

Working in one of our stores, not only do you join an amazing company, you become part of an extended family! 


Start your career here, with us!


Dont forget to tag us in ant of your Black Friday posts that we haven't seen yet > ri_careers

Head Office

A Day in the life of…

Meet Stephanie Mortimer!

Our Service Delivery Manager, Stephanie Mortimer, has been with us for 10 years! 



After years of constant listening and learning, Steph has gained the knowledge and skills

that has allowed her to become an integral part of River Island Tech. 

Although Steph doesn't work directly with the products we create, her role is essential

in the product journey, using her skills to ensure that all runs smoothly, delivering our products to our customers. 



Watch her video below to find out more about just one of the many areas you can work in

here at River Island!

You can see more clips and updates of our people here at River Island on our social channels! Check us out! 


Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn 

Remember, if you've got an interview coming up check out our 10 Top Ten Interview Tips for a helping hand! 


Our London Hub

Welcome to our RI London Hub


A place for you to find the best London spots, discounts and tips to get the best out of your River Island life in London.

Check out some of our top choices for places to visit and things to see, discovered by your future RI colleagues!

Got something we don’t know about and feel like it’s worth sharing? Tag us on Instagram!


Beau Brummell

Located in St James, right next to Picadilly Circus, it makes an easy walking distance from Soho, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Oxford & Regents Street! 


With some great grub & cocktails on the menu (Espresso Martini is highly recommended here), what's not to love?! 


Just to add to the reason to visit this place, it also has an outdoor terrace which is great for the summer but also a great view point to sit and gaze at the numerous Christmas Lights.

If this sounds a little cold for you, dont worry! A gorgeous art deco interior will be sure to keep you entertained! 

Check it out here!





A hidden gem in Shoreditch (great for all our techhies), this amazing little wine and tapas bar with the BEST cocktails is somewhere that shouldn't be missed!


Another place with a gorgeous terrace.. BUT the best part? DOGS! DOGS EVERYWHERE! Even if you dont have one yourself, you still get the chance to hang out with other peoples! What more could you want?! 

Check it out here!

The Resting Hare

With London Euston located just round the corner, it's the perfect place for a quick pint for all you travellers! 


It has proved to hold a great selection of IPAs, as well as ffizz, whine and 'the freshest beer known to humanity'! 


In somewhere as impressive as this, we couldn't forget the food! Ray's Pizza on the menu consists of some well known favourites such as Pepperoni & Margherita, followed by the Calabrese & Melanzane Pizza's for those who may fancy something a little different! 

Check it out here!

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Patty & Bun

"Oh my word... quality burgers! Well worth a visit!" - Just one of the reviews from inside RI.

With 10 Restaurants, 3 Concession Kitchens and 1 SMASH Patty, this place is going to be fairly hard to miss! 

Not only are the burgers to-die-for, but there are so many ways in which you can try it! 

You've got: 

Deliveroo, City Pantry, Click & Collect, Office Deliveries, 14 different eat-in locations, a Truck for hire and Collabs & Events! 

Check it out here!



My Neighbours the Dumpling

"The Tastiest Dumplings in London" 

Located in Hackney, East London, this family run Dumpling house & Sake Bar is a creative, quality and sustainable Dim Sum restaurant! 

They use only free range meat and sustainably sourced fish to contasntly develop their menu, making sure it's always the tastiest food in London! 

Not only do they do amazing food, they boast an all year round garden adventure playground, Maltida's hidden Sake bar (deep beneath the restaurant floor...) & a host of live music nights!

Check it out here

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Full of South London, Tooting Market Vibes, Plot is great place for a mid-week dinner! 

With a weekly changing menu to showcase the very best of British produce, this is a great place to satisfy that craving or try something new! 

Not only an ever-changing menu, there is now a limited edition of Plot Hampers, the perfect gift for Christmas, getting you through till the New Year. Make sure you dont miss out!

Check it out here!

Make sure to tag us in your photos when you visit these amazing places! @ri_careers 

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Chef’s Corner

With Christmas around the corner, RIHQ have been getting ready early! So we thought you'd want to get prepared early with a dessert you can impress with...


Gingerbread Chocolate Truffles!


for 12 truffles TRUFFLES


3⁄4 cup double cream (200 mL)

1 3⁄4 cups chocolate (300 g)

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon



5 oz ginger biscuit (150 g)

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1. Gently heat the double cream in a saucepan for a few minutes. Turn off heat.


2. Add the chocolate and allow the heat of the cream to melt it.


3. Stir in the ginger and cinnamon.


4. Leave to chill in the fridge for about 3 hours, or until completely set.


5. Crush the ginger biscuits in a food processor until you form fine crumbs.


6. Using a spoon, roll the set truffle mixture into little balls and then coat in the . . ginger biscuit crumbs.



Have you had a go at making these? Tag us in your best Gingerbread Chocolate Truffles on Instagram > ri_careers!


How RIHQ Wears: BTS

It’s the time of year where everything begins to look a little more glam, your calendar

is filling up and you need to start thinking partywear.



We know how to do partywear, it’s a fact so we have a few of our RI HQ men & women to show you

what we have to offer, as well as how they’re styling it up in their own ways.

From full on sparkles to sharp tailoring, get inspired for your next party look whether you’re tall,

petite, curvy or somewhere in the middle…



Have a look at the behind-the-scenes actions of the 'How RIHQ Wears' shoot in our in-house studio.


Watch them work those angles!

P.s. Recognize the music from anywhere? #ElectricXmas

Do you want to be in the next RIHQ Wears? Apply Here!

Halloween Cover Photo

Halloween at River Island

Halloween at River Island HQ

Yesterday was one of the most anticipated nights of the year.. HALLOWEEN!

And obviously we celebrated in style..


We had an un-BOO-lievable day, filled with a bunch of activities.. but don’t just take our word for it, keep scrolling!

Pimp your pump

We had some great pumpkin carvers to help us get River Island HQ looking as spooky as possible!

Pump 1
Pump 2


The search for the scariest, spookiest, deadliest desk was on... and with fake spiders at the ready.. we had a clear winner!

Payroll Desk

Eat, Drink & Be Scary

Our people joined us in our River Island HQ canteen for an evening of devilish fun! We’re talking cocktails, treats, face paint, music, games, photo opps and a movie!


Our last little surprise..


A last minute scavenger hunt.. the search for the Runaway Bride, with spooky clues and riddles placed all over River Island HQ… have a look at the first clue..


All other photo and video updates will be on our Instagram @ri_careers!

Tag us in your best pumpkin carving skills!

top 10 interview tips

Our Top 10 Interview Tips

We’ve been in the retail business for over 30 years and we know
exactly what we’re looking for when it comes to attracting the best of the best!
It all starts with an interview and just like everybody says, first impressions really do count!
We’ve got top 10 interview tips that we know will help you nail it here at River Island.



Don’t leave us hanging… Being late for an interview will definitely get you noticed.. but all for the wrong reasons.

Plan your journey, be early!



You think you know us?! It is essential to know nearly EVERYTHING about us! Okay

maybe not everything, but as much as you can remember! Visit a store, check out the website and follow us on social media before you arrive.

This will help you to get to know River Island, what we do, where we do it and how we do it.



Question. Tell me what you think about me… Questions are a great way to show your interest and preparation

for the interview. There’s no such thing as a stupid question.. so fire away!



Reading? Really? Yes! Reading the job description might seem like one of the more obvious ones, but you’d be surprised

at the number of people that don’t know what they’re getting themselves in for. Read, read and read again!



So you’ve got skills yeah… That’s not the only thing that can help you get that dream job! Having hobbies,

qualifications and having seen the world are just as important as having work experience. So don’t panic and fill us in!



Be you (with a little bit of us) Depending on the type of role you are interviewing for, make sure you dress in something

comfortable and that reflects our brand. Why not use fashion to show us your personality?!



You know we are better together River Island is full of people that love our brand and what we do (#Together),

so make sure this shows in your interview. Being passionate will always make a difference… so smile and show us what you got!



Dig a little deeper… ‘The retail environment is constantly evolving’… don’t tell us something we already know.

Reciting word for word what’s on our site wont get you noticed, so do some research and dig a little deeper, tell us something new!



Don’t be a stranger! For those that might be interviewing for a retail role, ensure you are prepared for anything!

Take a trip down to the store you’re applying for at least a couple of times before the interview, make sure

you cover all areas, be specific and try to notice something another candidate might miss.



Find your common ground Everyone searches for the perfect Wifi connection.. but we connect with people!

Check out your interviewers career path, you never know, you may have gone to the same school

or college or travelled to the same countries. Having something in common is often a very good thing to generate a non-job related conversation!


common ground

Covering these tips can give you a step up on other candidates… so if you do this there’s nothing left but for us to be impressed!

Check out the latest job opportunities at River Island here 


Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to Life at River Island!


If you wanna know what’s what at River Island, then you’re in the right place! We will have everything you could ever want to know about River Island, from what’s going on here at River Island Head Quarters, to our 10 top tips and real River Island people stories. What better way to show you what it’s like to work on the Island?


This is a REAL way of showing you first-hand experiences and advice of working and living in London and across our many exciting stores!


Here's a little look at what's to come!

RI People
London Tips
top 10 interview tips
Lewis Separates


Bernard Lewis starts selling yarn from a dis-used bomb site in East London