Retail is not for everyone. It's fast paced and no two days are the same but if you're looking for a role that's hands on with real responsibility then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Throughout the programme you will benefit from our great training and mentoring from a senior manager. You'll also receive a salary of £22,000 and other benefits such as 30 days holiday and 15% staff discount from day one. Sound good? Read on to find out more.
Our Management Development Programme starts every September. No previous retail experience is required as our programme will take you from Retail Assistant to Shop Manager in just 9 months.
You will need to be hands on and customer focused as you will be leading your team to deliver a fast and friendly service in a clean and tidy shop. Our Shop Managers spend very little time in the office, preferring to roll their sleeves up and lead from the front.
We want you to understand us inside out so you will spend time in other parts of the business learning how each team works hard together to look after our customers. Running one of our shops is not difficult but it is hard work and with our great training and the support of your manager, colleagues and mentor you will have every opportunity to succeed in your new retail career.
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.
With over 300 shops spread nationwide from Invergordon to Plymouth, the chances are we have a location for you.
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 is our customers who pay our wages, and our shop teams who serve them. We therefore trust our shop teams to take responsibility for delighting our customers every day.
If you are a naturally friendly, enthusiastic person we think you’ll fit right in and love our hard-working, hassle free, customer first approach.
We are looking for committed, highly motivated and driven people to join our Management Development Programme. If you're the type of person who is determined to succeed and who thrives on responsibility and hard work then the Farmfoods Management Development Programme might be your perfect career choice. To be eligible to apply you must have:
We don't mind if you have never worked in retail before, if you meet these requirements we would love to hear from you!
There are four stages to our recruitment process for the Management Development Programme, each of which is designed to let you show off your best and to help us find the best people for our team:
Submit your online application before the deadline. You will be asked some short questions to make sure that Farmfoods is right for you and that you are right for us.
Applications close on 31st January 2019.
If successful in stage one you will be invited to take part in a short telephone interview to help us get to know you a bit better.
Telephone interviews will be held between November 2018 and February 2019.
If you reach this stage you will be invited to attend a group assessment centre. This is a day long event where you will take part in group tasks and individual assessments.
Assessment centres will be held in March 2019. Dates and locations can be found in the FAQ section below.
This is the final stage of our recruitment process. You will meet one of our Divisional Managers in a shop for a formal interview.
Final interviews will be held in April and May 2019.