It’s that time of year again! Applications are now open for the Farmfoods Management Development Programme, perhaps a career you’ve never considered but one you really should! 

Hire a Hero works in partnership with nationwide retailer Farmfoods as they recruit to fill positions on their Management Development Programme (MDP). 

We are now in our third year of working exclusively to promote the position to and support those who have served through the various stages of the programme. 


The 12 month programme will allow you to experience almost every part of the business. You will have all of the support and training you need to fulfil this demanding job, requiring excellent organisational skills and an ability to work efficiently. 

After nine months you will have acquired the necessary knowledge and management skills to enable you to take on the challenge of running one of the Farmfoods branches. This, the climax of the year, will see you running your own business 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 as well as your transferable skills from the military to work effectively, adopting a positive attitude as you motivate your team to overcome the daily challenges of running a successful business. 

Once you have this experience successfully under your belt you will be equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and management experience to take on a permanent role managing a branch and at your final review & sign off meeting towards the end of the programme you will discuss opportunities for progressing your career with Farmfoods. 

Whether for you that means into larger branches, multi-site management, training, distribution, administration, commercial or any of the many other opportunities within Farmfoods you can be sure that the skills you have gained during your training will leave you well equipped to succeed. There really is a wealth of opportunities available by taking part in the MDP. 


APPLY – Your application should be your CV – demonstrating all you have to offer and your covering letter – explaining why you are the ideal candidate. 

CONTACT – Initially you will be contacted by a member of the Hire a Hero team to discuss your application during which time you will be offered the support of one of our individualised Career Coaches for ongoing support while you wait for your application to be processed. Your application will then be forwarded to the Farmfoods recruitment team. 

PREP – Ongoing support will be provided by your group career coach at all stages of interview with Farmfoods. 

INTERVIEW – Farmfoods MDP is a three stage interview process. This involves: a phone interview, a group assessment centre and an individual face-to-face interview. Preparation for all of the above will be provided by specialist Hire a Hero Career Coaches and supported by the Farmfoods MDP team. 

If you wish to discuss in more detail please contact a member of the Hire a Hero team:, 01495 366670. 

Find out more about the programme and APPLY NOW.

Application close date: August 2020

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