A HAMPSHIRE department store is on the hunt for up to 37 new members of staff for the busy Christmas season.

Debenhams in Southampton says the new recruits will work on the sales floor.

Successful applicants will start mid-November and work until the beginning of January, covering key events such as Black Friday, ‘Christmas Spectacular’ and Boxing Day sales.

Anna Hewison, store manager at Debenhams Southampton, said: “Christmas is our busiest time of year. We begin planning months before the festivities start to make sure we deliver the high level of service that consumers expect from Debenhams.

"We are really keen to hear from anyone who wants to join a great team, has a strong ‘can-do’ approach and is eager to learn the ropes. Many colleagues who join us during this time stay on as permanent members of the team, so it’s a great time to apply.”

More information on vacancies can be found on the company's website.