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WORKING SURROUNDED BY GREENERY

Where are we?

Very close to you! After all, through our dense network of around 1,915 stores, we make sure that families all over Germany and Austria can shop for cheerful fashion and accessories in their neighbourhood. These stores are supplied with new products every two days, which our employees at three locations arrange: at our distribution centres in Coesfeld-Lette and Klieken and our regional centre in Schwarzenbek. 

It all started at our head office in Coesfeld-Lette: and today, not far from the birthplace of our company founder Kurt Ernsting, our employees are busy designing, accounting, marketing and dispatching. And living too – as nowhere else can life, work and leisure be combined quite as well as here in Münsterland.

Landschaft im Münsterland, Copyright Münsterland eV
Our head office

IN THE MIDDLE OF MÜNSTERLAND

When you drive into the Coesfeld suburb of Lette, you are surrounded by rural idyll: the church bell chimes, people meet at the local ice cream parlour, happy children play in the gardens. And this is where Ernsting’s family, one of the largest fashion retailers in Germany, has its head office? Yes! As when you turn around the bend and pass a few hundred metres of land, you can see it clearly: the large, colourful company sign with the vast company campus behind it. Buildings with impressive architecture, green parks and state-of-the-art technology. Around 1,000 of our employees work here in administration, design, IT, order picking and many other areas.

Working at our head office

OUR CAMPUS IN COESFELD-LETTE

Blick auf den Ernsting's family Campus in Coesfeld-Lette von oben mit Hauptgebäude und Park
From above

OUR MAIN BUILDING

“Architecture is there for people” – this was one of the guiding principles of our company founder Kurt Ernsting. It was extremely important to him that all employees feel comfortable at work and that the architecture should make a major contribution to that end. The service centre was designed by the English architect David Chipperfield and is located in the middle of a park that invites you to stroll and while away the time.

Zwei Männer und eine Frau gehen lachend durch die Empfangshalle.
First impression

OUR ATRIUM

Reception hall, event arena, venue for stand-up meetings and breakfast breaks. And a guarantee for the classic “Wow, I didn’t expect that” effect. Welcome to the family!

Blick auf den Campusgarten mit bunten Stühlen.
Our campus garden

WE CAN GO OUTSIDE TOO

Clear your head among our green hills, have a coffee under the Japanese cherry tree or spontaneously move your meeting outdoors – we offer you space to take a deep breath and give your eyes a break.

MORE IMPRESSIONS

Blick auf drei Personen im Kreativraum mit Schaukel und bunten Polstern.

OUR CREATIVE SPACE

Rocking for good ideas? In our creative room, you can give free rein to your thoughts, brainstorm with your team and be supported by the finest technical equipment.

OUR SILENT ROOM

Shhh, please be quiet! Because our Silent Room is a place of retreat for when you’re looking for peace and quiet – to read texts, develop concepts and plan projects. Whenever it gets too busy in our lively open-plan offices.

OUR CANTEEN

Lunch break in the green oasis. Our canteen, which offers fresh hot and cold dishes every day, offers views of a green conservatory on one side and the large picking hall on the other. Now that’s a work-life balance!

OUR CAFETERIA

The large atrium is not only a place where we welcome our guests, we also meet there for small breakfast and afternoon breaks, for a spontaneous coffee with colleagues or an informal meeting with a sandwich.

Blick in einen Gruppenraum der family Kita "Lillyfee" mit bunten Spielgeräten.

“LILLYFEE” DAY CARE CENTRE

La la la! The “Lillyfee” day care centre directly on our company campus is a great place for children of the grown-up members of our family to play in a safe space. The two-group facility offers parents an ideal work-life balance thanks to its generous opening hours from 6 am to 6 pm and flexible pick-up and drop-off times.

OUR DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

We got the goods! Our distribution centre houses many logistics areas under one roof: goods receiving, order picking, internet logistics and many other areas ensure that our goods are on their way to our customers as quickly as possible.

OUR HIGH-BAY WAREHOUSE

Every technician’s dream! Our highly complex, fully automated high-bay warehouse was completed in 2012 and meets the highest environmental requirements thanks to the use of photovoltaic systems integrated into the façade. An architectural highlight on our company campus that our building management team is visibly proud of!

YOUR BENEFITS AT OUR HEAD OFFICE:

GOOD TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS

Whether it’s by bus, train or car – you can get to our head office really easily! The convenient proximity to the A43 and A31 as well as the train station in Lette that is within walking distance ensure this.

FREE PARKING

No wasting time in the search for a parking space! Our car park offers convenient parking spaces right on our campus.

HERBERT’S CANTEEN

Fresh and delicious food every day at unbeatable prices – provided by our canteen manager Herbert and his dedicated team. If you fancy something smaller: you can get sandwiches, fruit and small snacks from the cafeteria in the Service Centre.

FREE COFFEE, TEA AND WATER

Coffee, tea and water are available free of charge in all campus buildings.

ACCESSIBILITY

Nothing gets in your way here – the entire head office is accessible.

GREAT VIEWS

Our well-lit open-plan offices with large windows offer you a relaxing view of the countryside.

SURROUNDED BY GREENERY

You will find time to take a deep breath, for relaxed lunch breaks and meetings in our spacious outdoor area with terrace. Musical entertainment is also provided: in spring, our frog choir croaks happily in the garden pond.

ERGONOMIC OFFICE FURNITURE

Height-adjustable desks and office chairs, safety clothing, back-friendly, ergonomic conveyor technology and much more ensure a healthy working day.

CREATIVE SPACES, SILENT ROOM ETC.

Various space concepts offer you the opportunity to be creative, productive and, above all, work relaxed.

E-CHARGING STATIONS

Fully charged with green energy! Charge your electric vehicle conveniently during your working hours at our e-charging stations in the car park.

PARCELS

When the parcel carrier rings twice ... our colleagues at reception will be happy to accept your private parcels for you.

RELOCATION COSTS COVERED

For many positions, we offer to cover your relocation costs if you move closer to your new job with us.

Blick in ein helles Großraumbüro mit grünen Sitzpolstern.
Work in Progress

OUR CREATIVE CENTRE

Even more space for creative ideas!

In collaboration with the architectural firm David Chipperfield  Architects Berlin, we are building a creative centre on our campus. With its flexible space concept and high-quality architecture, this creative space will fit seamlessly into our campus. Its completion is scheduled for 2023.

FIVE GOOD REASONS TO LIVE IN MÜNSTERLAND

Romantic

FORTRESSES & CASTLES

Simply magnificent! In Münsterland you can discover more than 150 fortresses, castles, moated castles, manor houses and moated farming estates – and of course the best way to do this is by bike! As majority of these impressive edifices are located directly on or in the immediate vicinity of what is known as the “Queen of Cycle Routes”, the 100 Castles Route, which meanders like a green ribbon through the flat Münsterland park landscape. Whether it’s the “Westphalian Versailles” (Nordkirchen Castle) or Vischering Castle, the most important moated castle in Westphalia – in Münsterland you can experience pure history! 

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Urban

MÜNSTER

Once Münster, always Münster – the slogan of many Münster locals and those who call themselves locals by choice. The Westphalian metropolis, which has been able to call itself “the most liveable city in the world” since 2004, impresses with its mixture of urbanity and cosiness, international students and Westphalian “institutions” and, last but not least, its historic old town and green parks. Münster’s strong commitment to environmental and climate protection has also repeatedly put it on the winners’ podium at national and international competitions, as demonstrated by the large number of awards in the “Climate action and quality of life” category.

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Active region

LEEZEN LOVE!

Münsterland’s residents share a great love for their bikes, known colloquially as Leezen. In the city of Münster alone, there are 500,000 bicycles for the around 310,000 inhabitants and the network of routes for cyclists stretches over more than 4,500 kilometres with numerous themed routes in a honeycomb pattern across the entire Münsterland. These routes take you to impressive sights, picturesque town centres, unspoilt landscapes or follow the numerous rivers in Münsterland. The cycle routes are mostly flat, but never boring. And if you’re looking for a few metres in elevation gain for your bike tour, you’ll find them in the Baumberge and Tecklenburger Land.

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Delicious

PANCAKES, PINKUS, PUMPERNICKEL

Down-to-earth and hearty – that’s how Münsterland likes to eat. The most traditional dishes include specialities such as Töttchen (a meat stew that used to be prepared with offal) and Pfefferpotthast (a stewed beef dish with potatoes and sour pickles).  The region also serves hearty stews with regional vegetables such as rapini, broad beans and various types of cabbage as well as typical Westphalian potato pancakes. Numerous rustic restaurants and pubs offer Westphalian specialities, which are often served with a slice of pumpernickel and a strong Pinkus Pils.

©Michael Nölke

Family friendly

FAVOURITE PLACES FOR FAMILIES

Whether it’s a picnic in one of the many castle gardens, a bike tour on the flat paths where children’s bikes roll all by themselves or a trip to one of the many play and hands-on parks – there is so much for families to experience in Münsterland. You can marvel at animals in wildlife enclosures such as the Nöttler Berg or the Allwetterzoo Münster as well as free-roaming wild horses in Dülmen. Curious young minds can deepen their knowledge in the exciting LWL Römermuseum and Museum of Natural History and people of all ages can discover the colourful nature and adventure playgrounds in the former state garden show grounds at Vier-Jahreszeiten-Park Oelde. Children’s smiles guaranteed!

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MÜNSTERLAND. THE GOOD LIFE.

VERY CLOSE BY: COESFELD

If you want to cycle to work and appreciate the urban lifestyle as well as the rural idyll, then Coesfeld is the place for you! The city of 36,000 inhabitants has an attractive city centre, an exciting cultural programme and great cycling and hiking trails.

Learn more about Coesfeld in the official city portrait.

 

OFF TO MÜNSTERLAND? STEFANIE TOOK THE PLUNGE.

OUT OF THE CRAMPED BIG CITY, INTO VILLAGE LIFE!

Stefanie, business intelligence expert

SIMPLY MORE FREEDOM

Stefanie works for us as a business intelligence expert and moved to Münsterland after living in Frankfurt’s urban jungle.

“My husband and I lived in Frankfurt for five years. We had good jobs, a nice flat – but something was missing. It was a great wish of mine in particular to move to the countryside, I simply needed more freedom, more space.” Stefanie was born in Bielefeld and was familiar with the Münsterland region having studied in Münster. “For me it was clear: get out of the cramped big city and into village life.”

MY JOB, MY HOME, MY MÜNSTERLAND

After some searching, she and her husband found their perfect home near Rheine. Shortly afterwards, she received a job offer from Ernsting’s family – a stroke of luck for Stefanie: “Everything just fell into place: My current boss was very welcoming during the interviews and made me realise that BI was the right place for me, even though I had previously worked in a slightly different field. She said she will give me detailed onboarding and support with further training. And that’s exactly what happened.” By now Stefanie has been working at the head office for several years and feels very much at home at Ernsting’s family and in her small village community. “I can definitely recommend to everyone to take the plunge into country life and to join Ernsting’s family. The Münsterland region offers a great quality of life and the people here are very welcoming. I would do it again and again.”

OUR LOCATIONS IN KLIEKEN AND SCHWARZENBEK

In the deep east

OUR DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN KLIEKEN

Our second distribution centre is located in the small town of Klieken near Dessau in Saxony-Anhalt, and has been supplying our shops in the new federal states of former East Germany and southern Germany since 1990. A friendly team of 400 employees from Logistics, IT, Facility Management and Quality Control welcomes you here.

MORE IMPRESSIONS FROM KLIEKEN

WELCOME!

Our colourful logo welcomes you here: behind these gates, the large atrium awaits our employees with its canteen, break room and interior showroom.

BREAK BY THE SWAN POND

Our inner courtyards offer our employees space to take a stroll and a deep breath.

FROM HERE TO AROUND 900 STORES

Lunch break with a view of the dispatch department – from the canteen in the atrium you can watch our lorry drivers loading and unloading for the next tour.

In the high north

OUR REGIONAL CENTRE IN SCHWARZENBEK

Despite having a population of just under 16,000, the European city (Europastadt) of Schwarzenbek is a central transport hub in northern Germany. Not only Hamburg, which is in the immediate vicinity, but also Berlin, Lübeck, Lüneburg, Flensburg and Rostock can be reached quickly from here via the nearby motorways and federal roads. Today, we supply around 200 stores from our unconventionally designed regional centre and employ around 18 people in logistics and as lorry drivers.

To the jobs in Schwarzenbek

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