Deeside based Iceland Group has said it is actively recruiting for up to 100 new store managers and area managers over the next sixth months for both Iceland and The Food Warehouse.
The recruitment drive comes at a time when other supermarkets such of Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco have all announced they are axing thousands of management of jobs.
Iceland says it currently has opportunities for more than 40 Iceland store managers, in areas including London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Manchester, Cumbria, Dundee, Aberdeenshire and Belfast. Annual salaries start from £28,000 (£32,000 in London) and can rise to around £40,000 p.a.
There are also many opportunities within the fast-expanding The Food Warehouse business, with current vacancies for store managers in Luton, Bristol, Barnstaple and Manchester, and for area managers in the South West, North East, Lancashire, Wirral, Yorkshire and Scotland.
Ewan McMahon, Iceland Group operations director, said: “At a time when so many other food retailers are restructuring and downsizing their store management teams, we want people to know that we have some great opportunities for career progression at Iceland. We’re a privately-owned, family business with a unique, friendly culture, a great track record as one of the Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK, a proven determination to do the right thing for our customers and the environment, and a clear focus on long term growth.
“As a fairly recent recruit myself, having joined the Iceland team in 2016, I can confirm from personal experience that Iceland is a thoroughly welcoming organisation. We offer great prospects for capable and motivated people, and I urge anyone who is uncertain about their future or simply looking to move on to the next stage of their career to take a look at what we have to offer.
“Assessment sessions are already organised for various locations across the UK including Dundee, Sunderland, Manchester, Birmingham and London, with many more to be confirmed. There will certainly be an assessment day within a commutable distance for all suitable candidates. We recommend that applications are submitted as soon as possible to ensure opportunities are not missed.”
All jobs on offer at Iceland and The Food Warehouse can be found at http://jobs.iceland.co.uk/