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Graduate Retail Management Programme

Farmfoods is seeking to recruit people to join our Graduate Retail Management Programme, working a full time pattern of 45 hours over five days.

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 seven 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.

The Programme

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 nine 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.

In return for your commitment, the successful MDP Manager will be rewarded with benefits such as:

  • £22,000
  • Full time, permanent position
  • Comprehensive training in leadership and management
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Staff discount
  • Free life assurance
  • Opportunities for career progression

What we are looking for

We are looking for committed, highly motivated, and driven people to join our unique Graduate Retail Management Programme.

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 full UK driving licence and access to a car
  • The successful candidate must, by the start of their employment, have the right to work in the UK
  • A hard working, friendly personality


  • A minimum of one year’s management experience in a similar customer facing environment
  • A full UK driving licence and access to a car
  • The full and unrestricted right to work in the UK
  • A hard working, friendly personality
  • The role involves direct reporting to individuals at a senior level so the successful candidate must be comfortable dealing with people of all levels.


A 2:2 degree in any discipline or GCSE (or equivalent) maths and English grade C or above

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

If you would like to join the next intake of our Management Development Programme then please click “apply” now and complete the process on our careers page (you will be directed here automatically upon clicking apply).

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31/01/2019

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