FORMER ARMED FORCES
DISTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITIES

If you are looking to start a new career in distribution,
we have tailored opportunities for Army, Navy and Royal Air Force service leavers and veterans.

We are working in partnership with Hire a Hero to support you in your transition into civilian life. We are looking for committed, highly motivated and driven individuals with military experience who are interested in pursuing a long-term career within Farmfoods.

WORKING WITH HIRE A HERO

Hire a Hero is a charity that supports service leavers through the transition into civilian life. Working in partnership with Farmfoods they understand that for many service leavers civillian life can be a confusing, chaotic place.

Through their network of mentors and volunteers Hire a Hero will provide support to service leavers applying for any Farmfoods roles from application through to the final interview.

The support provided is in addition to the training and support provided by Farmfoods and is highly individualised and aims to ensure that you can sucessfully make the transition into civilian life at Farmfoods.

ARMED FORCES COVENANT

As a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant, Farmfoods recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. We seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant by providing employment opportunities for Armed Forces leavers and veterans, supporting the employment of partners and spouses of serving personnel, striving to offer a degree of flexibility in leave arrangements for Service spouses and by supporting and promoting service in Reserve forces.

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WHY US?

Farmfoods is a sixty year old family business. When you join us you will become a part of achieving our mission to deliver the simplest, best value, friendliest shops in town… different to anywhere else and much better.

We have 4 depots, Bristol, Cumbernauld, Warrington & Solihull that serve over 300 shops nationwide.

We are a family business, not a corporate monster. Our culture is built around our values of Hard Work, Trust, Respect and Positive Attitude and our belief that You Are In Control. At every level in Farmfoods you are trusted and expected to take responsibility for yourself, your work and your colleagues. This is important because in everything we do we remember that it’s our customers who pay our wages, and all our teams play a part in serving them.

ABOUT YOU

Our Warehouse Operatives and Drivers play a vital role in serving our shops and customers.

In both our warehouse and driving roles, we work quickly and as efficiently as possible in order to pass on great savings to our customers, so you must be prepared to work hard and get stuck in to the tasks at hand.

You will be a friendly, positive, hard working individual from a military service background. Ideally you will have experience in the logistics sector, although full training will be provided.

If you want a role as a driver, you must also hold a Category CE driving licence.

APPLICATION PROCESS

There are three stages to our recruitment process for distribution positions, each of which is designed to let you show off your best and to help us find the best people for our team:

Application Form

Submit your online application. You will be asked to tell us a little bit about yourself and upload a CV.

Arrange Interview

If successful you will be contacted to arrange a face to face interview.

Attend Interview

The face to face interview will help us to get to know you a bit better as well as you getting to know us.

FAQ

There are no qualifications required to become a Warehouse Operative. As a driver, we require you to have a Category CE driving licence.
Stage One – Application Form
Submit your online application. You will be asked to tell us a little bit about yourself and upload a CV.

Stage Two – Arrange Interview
If successful you will be contacted to arrange a face to face interview.

Stage Three – Attend Interview
The face to face interview will help us to get to know you a bit better as well as you getting to know us.

Our Warehouse Operatives receive health and safety training including manual handling as well as being taught how to use our manual handling equipment. You will learn the ropes by being buddied up with an experienced member of our team who will show you how we do things at Farmfoods.
As a driver you’ll also receive health and safety and manual handling training. You will be paired with one of our driver trainers for 2 days and experience what it is like to make a delivery and learn our processes and procedures. Following that they will be there to support you when necessary.
You will work 40 hours over 5 days. Distribution is definitely not a Monday to Friday 9 to 5 job, so if this is what you are looking for you need not apply. Our teams work hard and nobody knocks off early. At Farmfoods we expect to go home a little tired, but pleased with a day’s work well done.
Shortly after you apply you should receive an email thanking you for submitting your application and confirming that it has been received.
Due to the large number of applications we receive we are unable to provide any specific feedback if your application is unsuccessful. Hire a Hero will be able to provide you with support for any future applications.
Of course, you are more than welcome to apply again.
Unfortunately, we don’t currently have the facilities to take a new driver through the qualification. But we do have in-house trainers who will be there to complete refresher training throughout your time at Farmfoods.
At Farmfoods we operate efficiently, our retail colleagues work hard and so do we. It wouldn’t be fair to pull up to the store and relax while our colleagues work hard around us, everyone must pull their weight and help out.