Majestic Wine

Like to run your own business one day?

We’ve got just the job for you

At Majestic we’re on the lookout for talented graduates and entrepreneurs who’d like to become retail business tycoons. How does running your own business in five years or less sound, for starters?

5 corking reasons to start your career with Majestic

  • You’ll get some of the best management training and development this side of Mars.
  • The chance to be a ‘Business Partner’, running and sharing in the profits of your own Majestic Store.
  • A competitive salary, attractive bonus package, Long Term Incentive Plan and Free Shares.
  • Opportunities to travel and work around the UK, and at our Calais store.
  • Fun stuff like trips around the world, vineyard visits, wine tastings and discounts on all our juicy wines…

What makes Majestic so different to other retailers?

We sell wine, but we get our biggest buzz turning today’s entrepreneurs into the business leaders of tomorrow.

We do it by giving responsibility to talented people, setting you free to run your store like your own business, then watching you rise to the challenge and thrive.

Our programme will take you from Trainee Manager through Assistant Manager to full Store Manager in under four years. If you really smash it, in two. The hungrier you are for success, the quicker it happens.

How fast and how far you go is up to you. If you start knocking the numbers out the park, expect rapid promotion.

Best of all, you learn it all on the job, surrounded by lots of supportive people and tools. We think it’s the best training scheme you can have.

Much of the programme is delivered by our Directors, (even our CEO, who was once head-hunted by Richard Branson) so you’ll be learning from the horse’s mouth what it takes to build and run a great business. 

Is it mostly standing around drinking champers with my pinkie stuck out?

Ha ha, you wish. Anyone who’s worked in retail will tell you, it’s hard graft. Talent and commercial acumen will only get you so far. To succeed you’ll need to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in.

That means stock takes, shifting boxes and making deliveries to customers. Working unsociable hours in busy periods. Keeping the shelves spick and span and the service 5 star. And when the going gets tough, going the extra mile without even thinking about it.

It’s a huge challenge, keeping a business running like a Rolls Royce all year round. But we give you all the operational, commercial and leadership skills you need to succeed.

You’ll learn how a store works from top to bottom. How to smash your sales targets and grow year-on-year. How to recruit, lead, and inspire a super-committed team of people.

If all that sounds daunting, don’t worry, you’ll be supported every step of the way by a well-structured, intense training programme, in-store, online, and at our training centre in Watford.

We think our on-the-job management training is the best retail academy in the world.

Now for the fun stuff

We make Majestic a great place to work because we know a happy, motivated team makes for happy customers. So we build in lots of fun and incentives. You also get to work with an amazing product every day. Who doesn’t love a bottle of wine?

In fact, at Majestic you’ll become a bit of a wine guru. You’ll pass wine exams and build your knowledge through some amazing tastings, meeting winemakers and growers, learning their stories.

In a few months you’ll be able to tell what a wine is and where it comes from just by looking at, smelling and tasting it. Not a bad party trick!

There are also educational opportunities to jet off to Europe, California, New Zealand, Australia, Chile and Argentina to experience the magic of vineyards first hand.

Anyone else teaching this stuff on an MBA might charge you a bomb. At Majestic, we pay you a salary instead.

And that’s just for starters

Our Business Partner programme gives our best performing managers even more autonomy in the running of their stores. And the more profit you make, the bigger the share you’ll get.

From there you can step up to a Regional Manager role, and eventually a Directorship. Or you could take your Majestic career in a whole new direction, taking on a role in our Marketing, Commercial, IT, HR or Finance areas if it’s something you enjoy.

One day (if we’ve done our job properly) you’ll tell us you’re leaving to set up your own company, and change the world.

So what happens next?

If you’re excited by how we do things at Majestic and you’re up for the journey, take the first step here - take a look at our vacancies.


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