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In 1939, Greggs started out life as an egg and yeast delivery business in Newcastle-upon-Tyne so that families could bake their own bread. Eventually, in 1951, John Gregg was able to open his first shop in the area and Greggs as we know it today was born. Today, there are almost 2,000 Greggs bakeries and the company is continuing to expand, fending off competition from supermarkets by concentrating on their own strengths and qualities. This is good news for students and school leavers looking for entry level jobs in their locality because there’s a strong chance there are Greggs shops close by.

Greggs jobs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from part time retail jobs working as a team member, retail management and also head office roles. For those with an interest in baking and catering, Greggs also offers positions within their regional bakeries. Team member jobs with Greggs are likely to suit students who are looking for part time retail work.

For school leavers looking to build a full time careers within the bakery and retail industry, Greggs also offer apprenticeships so that you can receive a structured training programme and gain qualifications while you earn a wage at the same time.

Graduates looking to get into management or head office careers will also find Greggs careers in the form field based management and roles such as IT and retail.

Despite rapid expansion across the United Kingdom, Greggs work very hard at keeping the family atmosphere that originally made the company so company so successful, at the forefront of everything they do. Working for Greggs means you are working for the Greggs family and whatever Greggs jobs you are doing - retail, bakery, or head office - they are always looking for friendly and down to earth people to fill those roles.

Greggs believe in growing together as a united team and pride themselves on the support and benefits they offer their staff. In return, you need to be able to make sure Greggs customers are given a first class experience so that they continue to enjoy famous Greggs products including their famous pasties and sausage rolls.

As mentioned above, the sheer number of Greggs shops all over England, Wales and Scotland means there could be a store close to you for student jobs as a team member. Greggs head office is still based in the city where the company was originally founded in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Head office careers with Greggs are likely to be based in this area.

Greggs recruit staff to their available roles as and when vacancies arise. They have a careers section on the company website where you can view the whole job and career range that is possible within the company. Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeships are offered for those school leavers interested in retail jobs. Again, you can apply for these via the company website.

Entry level Greggs jobs as a team member could be ideal for students looking for part time work whilst you are studying and there could be more than one Greggs shop close to where you live. Drop into your local shop to enquire about vacancies or take a look at the careers section of the website. For other retail jobs, E4S regularly advertise vacancies within this sector so take a look at what’s on offer here, too, and you could be soon earning money and meeting new people. Or, if you would like more information first, read more here about types of retail jobs that might suit students.

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