Management Development Programme

Farmfoods Ltd
£22k per year
13 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Farmfoods is seeking to recruit around 50 graduates, experienced managers, supervisors and team leaders to join our Management Development Programme starting in September 2018 on a full time basis, nationwide. The successful applicants will receive a salary of £22,000 from day one.

Upon successful completion of the 12 month training programme, successful applicants will be offered a full time, permanent role as a Branch Manager.

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, motivated, hard working grads (from any discipline) or managers, supervisors and team leaders from a similar customer facing retail or hospitality environment to join our unique programme starting in September 2018.

Opportunities are available nationwide and most of your time on the programme will see you based in one of our branches. We have 330 stores around the UK and will aim to place you in branches within a reasonable commute from home, relocation is therefore not essential on this programme.

Working in our fast-paced retail environment is exciting and rewarding. We pride ourselves on the simplicity of our operations and empower our branch teams to take control allowing them real responsibility to deliver a great service to our customers. We are a retail business so weekend, early morning and evening work will be required.

The Programme:

During our 12 month programme you will experience almost every part of our business. You will have all of the support and training you need and you will find the job rewarding, requiring excellent organisational skills, an ability to work efficiently and to keep things simple.

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 is the climax of the year and 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.

For more information visit on the specifics of the twelve month programme visit our website

About You:

If you’re hard working, dedicated and passionate, the type of person who is determined to succeed, loves simplicity 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
  • 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
  • The full and unrestricted right to work in the UK
  • A hard working, friendly personality


- £22,000 salary

- Full time, permanent position

- Comprehensive training in leadership and management

- 30 days annual leave

- 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 and complete the process on our careers page (you will be directed here automatically upon clicking apply).

For more information about the Management Development Programme, visit

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