Scottish frozen food supermarket chain, Farmfoods, now has over 300 outlets in the United Kingdom. If there is a Farmfoods supermarket local to where you are studying then it could throw up options for part time work or a supermarket job during the holidays.
The company also recruits graduates of high calibre and motivation - but describes the position as a ‘proper job with real responsibility right from day one’ rather than a graduate training programme.
Farmfoods was set up in 1955, but was originally a manufacturing firm rather than the retailer and distributor we know it as today. The Aberdeen company switched to the frozen food sales model during the 1970s and had expanded south of the border into England by the 1980s.
In addition to the frozen goods they are most famous for, Farmfoods has now grown its range of products to include other foods, drinks and household items.
Roles on offer for students at Farmfoods include retail assistants who will help out with pretty all aspects of running a store. They are happy to recruit on a part time basis for weekends or evening shifts, but are also keen to retain quality, hard working staff by converting them to full time positions on a long term basis.
If you have the right qualities then you might be able to move up to assistant or even branch manager of your local Farmfoods outlet.
There is also an apprenticeship programme at Farmfoods where young people can enter a rewarding job but also work towards a nationally recognised qualification.
You can enter your postcode here to check where your nearest Farmfoods store is based.
If you are studying near Cumbernauld, Warrington and Solihull then other options to consider at Farmfoods include office jobs, admin roles, warehouse positions and distribution jobs. Again, flexible hours are on offer for some of these jobs at Farmfoods.
Graduate positions at Farmfoods come with a company car, laptop and a starting salary of around £20k. Within the first few months of joining the company you could be managing up to half a dozen supermarkets - by which time your salary should have already increased.
Graduates don’t specialise in one particular business role, such as finance, marketing or purchasing, rather you will be responsible for all aspects of running a handful of successful Farmfoods outlets.
For a graduate role at Farmfoods, you’ll need at least an upper second from your degree, but the company isn’t particular about which subject you have graduated in.Visit the Careers Section of the Farmfoods website for more information and to apply for any current jobs they might be advertising for students and graduates.
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