A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd

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Who we are?:

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward-thinking family-owned businesses in the UK. The company began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store, and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 8,000 people with a turnover of circa £1 billion.

Food and drink have always been the lifeblood of A.F. Blakemore and the business now entails retail, wholesale, distribution and shop fitting operations amongst its divisions.

What we do:

The classroom not your thing? Fancy an apprenticeship that’s fast-paced, with hands-on experience and the theory to back it up that could lead to a permanent role?

Whatever your interests and skills, A.F. Blakemore & Son has a role for you, whether it be assembling customer orders in the warehouse, delivering goods to SPAR stores, problem solving in customer services, working with computer programmes in IT, or number crunching in accounts.

What we offer

We recruit apprentices on an ongoing basis, all year round.

All apprentices get to go on the in-house Effective Team Member programme, designed and delivered by our own Learning & Development team. The three day course will give you a taste of A.F. Blakemore’s culture, introducing you the importance of giving great customer service, equality and diversity in the work place, understanding teams and teamwork, corporate responsibility and continuous personal development.

The course will give you a chance to meet other apprentices across the business to share experiences and best practice. You will also get external support from your training assessor, who will be the go to person for your apprenticeship coursework. On top of all this, you will have internal support from members of staff in the business that head up the apprenticeship programme, who will be on hand whenever you need them.

Apprenticeship roles:

We have a wide variety of apprenticeships on offer, at different levels and across all aspects of the business. Our list of apprenticeship schemes is constantly expanding and below are examples of just some of the schemes currently on offer:

  • Warehouse
  • Transport
  • Admin
  • Customer Service
  • Butchery
  • IT
  • Accountancy

Am I eligible:

For most roles, you must be aged 16+ and have at least a grade C (4) or above in GCSE Maths and English. Please check the specific apprenticeship for any further entry requirements.

Find out more:

Keep an eye out for our latest apprenticeship opportunities in your area at afblakemore.ourvacancies.co.uk