University: Reading University:Politics and International Relations.
“Every day I learn something new. Lots about wine, but also within Management…”
Since joining Majestic a short while ago, every day has been full of variety. In my first few weeks I have got involved in so much; tasting, merchandising and getting to know my team. My palate has definitely developed and after utilising the tasting counter I now love red wine, my favourite being Rioja! Tasting wines every day, with the assistance of my Manager and Assistant Manager my knowledge is really improving and helping me prepare for the WSET (level 3).
A typical week in Majestic consists of a range of activities, all of which keep you extremely busy. Something I have taken to quickly has been merchandising. This is something we usually work on throughout the week. We always check the stock amount delivered and confirm it is correct from the depot. This is then merchandised into the store display and something I particularly enjoy because I like the challenge of making the plan to see where the merchandise will fit that is most appealing for the customer as well as seeing the final presentation once it is complete. On Wednesdays I sit down with my Manager to work out our sales plan for the following week and weekend. We all enjoy having some friendly competition within the team on our sales over the weekend as we all become quite competitive!
What attracted me into applying for Majestic is the fact that they consider applicants from all disciplines. Majestic don’t look specifically for a Management degree and as I hadn’t previously studied Management I was pleased to know Majestic would accept my application. Being given responsibility from the ‘get go’ is really exciting. Within three months you get the chance to run the store on a Sunday and put into practise all the skills you have learnt. The fact Majestic gives you responsibility so early on demonstrates their trust in you and their desire for you to develop and progress.