Fresh Food Champion - Kickstart Scheme Applicants Only
A.F. Blakemore & Son
4d ago

Fresh Food Champion - Kickstart Scheme Applicants Only

Pay Rates Are : £5.53 for age 16 & 17 / £8.32 for age 18 to 20 / £8.91 for age 21 and over

The Government's Kickstart Scheme has meant that we have a new and exciting opportunity to offer you for 6 months as a Fresh Food Champion working within our Blakemore Retail (SPAR Stores) Division.

Under the scheme we will offer you a great incite into the business as well as thorough 'on-the-job' training, including food hygiene.

We will also offer you an opportunity to go through our Employability Skills Training, which will include supporting you with CV writing, applying for vacancies and interviewing techniques.

We also aim to prioritise our own permanent vacancies in the business, where suitable, for our Kickstart colleagues.

Reporting directly to the Store Management, you will champion’ the fresh food departments in-store, in order to maximise and promote the fresh participation of sales.

To include Produce, Fresh Meat, Chilled, Milk, Bread & Cakes and Food to Go departments. You will be ensuring the fresh products in store are always ready for sale’.

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 60th largest privately owned company in the UK. This forward thinking family-owned business began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store, and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now owns 280 SPAR Convenience Stores and employs more than 7,500 people with a turnover of £1.

1 billion. As one of the largest convenience retailers in the UK, we are always looking for innovative ways to create a point of difference.

Our stores offer a wide range of food-to-go options, including; Food To Go and Daily Deli as well as a number of franchise partners to increase the choice available to customers such as Subway & Greggs.

Key knowledge & behaviours :

  • Excellent reading, writing and mathematical skills
  • Good communication skills, able to ask questions, seek and clarify information
  • Demonstrative enthusiasm to learn new experiences and be supportive of and part of a hard working team
  • Keenness to be productive, adding value to their team and explore and exploit all self development opportunities
  • Enthusiasm to undertake all blended learning opportunities and undertake all organised training sessions
  • Flexible in approach and willing to maximise the opportunity
  • You should at all times be :

  • Professional in your approach
  • Courteous and respectful of others
  • Punctual and work to agreed timings
  • Dressed comfortably and appropriately
  • Adhering to the company’s processes, policies and procedures at all times
  • Positively enforcing the company’s vision and values

    What's in it for you?

  • Develop your skills and capability in a highly supportive and multi-diverse culture
  • Outstanding Training & Development
  • Gain hands-on experience in a high volume, fast paced convenience store
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