We are working in partnership with Hire a Hero to support you in your transition into civilian life. We are looking for committed, highly motivated and driven individuals with military experience who are interested in pursuing a long-term career within Farmfoods.
Hire a Hero is a charity that supports service leavers through the transition into civilian life. Working in partnership with Farmfoods they understand that for many service leavers civillian life can be a confusing, chaotic place.
Through their network of mentors and volunteers Hire a Hero will provide support to service leavers applying for any Farmfoods roles from application through to the final interview.
The support provided is in addition to the training and support provided by Farmfoods and is highly individualised and aims to ensure that you can sucessfully make the transition into civilian life at Farmfoods.
As a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant, Farmfoods recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. We seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant by providing employment opportunities for Armed Forces leavers and veterans, supporting the employment of partners and spouses of serving personnel, striving to offer a degree of flexibility in leave arrangements for Service spouses and by supporting and promoting service in Reserve forces.
Farmfoods is a sixty year old family business. When you join us you will become a part of achieving our mission to deliver the simplest, best value, friendliest shops in town… different to anywhere else and much better.
We have 4 depots, Bristol, Cumbernauld, Warrington & Solihull that serve over 300 shops nationwide.
We are a family business, not a corporate monster. Our culture is built around our values of Hard Work, Trust, Respect and Positive Attitude and our belief that You Are In Control. At every level in Farmfoods you are trusted and expected to take responsibility for yourself, your work and your colleagues. This is important because in everything we do we remember that it’s our customers who pay our wages, and all our teams play a part in serving them.
I spent over 13 years as an infantry solider and had my class 2 licence when I was in the Army. When I left the Army, I decided to work towards my class 1 licence on the weekends while getting used to civilian life again.
I joined Farmfoods as a delivery driver and thoroughly enjoyed my time out on the road visiting different shops. I didn’t come out of the Army with a lot of qualifications recognised on ‘Civvy Street’ and it was hard work to begin with however almost 20 years later, I am now a driver trainer at our Warrington Depot.
My advice to anyone leaving the forces and thinking about retail or distribution is to give it a chance, the transition can take time and won’t happen overnight but Farmfoods will support you and give you a chance at a second career.
Our Warehouse Operatives and Drivers play a vital role in serving our shops and customers.
In both our warehouse and driving roles, we work quickly and as efficiently as possible in order to pass on great savings to our customers, so you must be prepared to work hard and get stuck in to the tasks at hand.
You will be a friendly, positive, hard working individual from a military service background. Ideally you will have experience in the logistics sector, although full training will be provided.
If you want a role as a driver, you must also hold a Category CE driving licence.
There are three stages to our recruitment process for distribution positions, each of which is designed to let you show off your best and to help us find the best people for our team:
Submit your online application. You will be asked to tell us a little bit about yourself and upload a CV.
If successful you will be contacted to arrange a face to face interview.
The face to face interview will help us to get to know you a bit better as well as you getting to know us.