Farmfoods - Management Development Programme - Graduates
- Industry Sector:
- Logistics, purchasing & supply, Retail, buying & merchandising
Farmfoods Management Development Programme
Working in our fast paced retail environment is extremely challenging and it is not for the faint hearted, the days can be long and demanding. We operate 7 days a week, 363 days a year and you will often be required to work early in the morning, late in the evenings and at weekends. Retail Management is exciting and great fun but it is not for everyone and you should decide before applying if it is right for you.
During our set 12 month programme you will experience almost every part of our business. You will have all of the support and training you need but you will find the job demanding, requiring excellent organisational skills and an ability to work efficiently.
After 9 months you will have acquired the necessary knowledge and management skills to enable you to take on the challenge of running one of our branches. This, the climax of the year, will see you running your own branch for three months, managing a team of up to 40 people. You will have to draw on all of the knowledge and experience gained to date and you will have to work effectively, adopting a positive attitude as you motivate your team to overcome the daily challenges of running a successful business. For more information on the specifics of the twelve month programme visit our website.
If you’re hard working, dedicated and passionate, the type of person who is determined to succeed and who thrives on responsibility then the Farmfoods Management Development Programme might be your perfect career choice.
To be eligible to apply you must have:
- A 2:2 degree in any discipline
- A full UK driving licence
- The full and unrestricted right to work in the UK
- A hard working, friendly personality
In return for your commitment, the successful MDP Manager will be rewarded with benefits such as:
- A competitive starting salary of £22,000
- Full time, permanent position
- Comprehensive training in leadership and management
- 30 days annual leave (as per the set twelve month plan)
- Staff discount
- Free life assurance
- Opportunities for career progression
Applications close on 31st January 2018 so don’t hesitate and apply now!
For more information, visit our website.
Farmfoods are a family business with ambition. Originating in Aberdeen in 1955, we now have over 320 shops throughout the UK.
We aim to offer sensational value to our customers on a great range of everyday family goods. We back up our sensational value with a focus on delivering an ‘old fashioned’, genuine and friendly customer experience.
Working in our fast paced environment is extremely challenging and it is not for the faint hearted, the days can be long and demanding. We operate 7 days a week, 363 days a year and you will often be required to work early in the morning, late in the evening and at weekends. Retail is exciting and great fun but it is not for everyone and you should decide before applying if it is right for you.
The Farmfoods Management Development programme is your opportunity to join our growing business. We are looking for our leaders of the future and this could be the start to an exciting and challenging career in retail with great opportunities for people who demonstrate the qualities we are looking for.
For more information visit our website
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TELL ME A BIT ABOUT YOU?
I’m Louise, I live in Durham and graduated with a 2:1 degree in business management. I spend my spare time with my horse and socialising with my family and friends.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE A CAREER IN RETAIL?
Retail was completely new to me and seemed a challenging and exciting industry to be a part of with a wide range of roles and opportunities.
It is a family owned business with values that make it a friendly and professional place to work. The structured programme really appealed and has given me many opportunities to learn different aspects of the business and supported me while I developed into my role as Branch Manager.
DESCRIBE A TYPICAL WORKING DAY
Every day is different at Farmfoods. Although the same routines and daily tasks are carried out there is always something new that comes up and challenges me. This is all part of the fun and allows me to learn and grow as a manager.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE THAT YOU HAVE FACED SO FAR
Stepping up from Duty Manager to Branch Manager and knowing that the branch was my responsibility. With my experience and knowledge gained on the programme and the support I had available I made it through and I’m really proud of what I have achieved.
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER PLANS?
I plan to continue developing my skills as Branch Manager by managing different branches to build the confidence and experience to pursue an Area Manager role with the company.