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Graduate Retail Management Programme

  • UK, Europe
  • £22,000 per annum

Farmfoods is seeking to recruit people to join our Management Development Programme, working a full time pattern of 45 hours over five days. The successful applicants will receive £22,000 per annum.

Farmfoods are a family business with ambition. We pride ourselves on offering our customers great value, quality products from clean and tidy stores with the friendliest team in retail. 

We aim to offer sensational value to customers on a great range of everyday family oriented goods. We back up our sensational value with a focus on delivering an ‘old fashioned’, genuine and friendly customer experience. 

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

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 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. 

About You: 

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 either: 

  • A 2:2 degree in any discipline 
  • 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 


  • A minimum of 1 year’s management experience in a similar customer facing environment 
  • GCSE (or equivalent) Maths & English grade C or above 
  • 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. 

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

  • Competitive salary 
  • 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 

If you would like to join the next intake of our Management Development Programme then please click “Apply” now. 

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