Area Management scheme
Corporate Graduate Scheme
Location UK- various
What you'll do in your first role
The Area Management Graduate scheme is a 2 year programme featuring a series of rotational placements. Graduates will initially be placed in three month projects across various operational disciplines including Marketing, Human Resources and Finance. This gives Graduates a real breadth of experience and a rounded understanding of the business.
In year 2 Graduates are developed towards their Area Manager role through on job and off job training, mentoring and coaching. Your first big role will come on completion of year two when Graduates take responsibility for a district turning over millions of pounds. As an Area Manager you will lead, inspire and coach a group of around 14 pubs or restaurants; helping your General Managers and their retail teams to maximise the guest experience and sales within a district.
What we'll offer
You'll be joining one the UK's biggest pub and restaurant businesses and one of the Job Crowds listed Top 100 Company for Graduates to work for in 2015/16. As a Corporate Graduate, you'll benefit from a great starting salary, a company car, private healthcare, life assurance, plus holiday, pension and Sharesave scheme, together with extra perks like 20% employee discount at our 1700 restaurants and pubs and High Street shopping discounts.
We'll help you get started on the programme with a month's free accommodation to help you settle in and meet other Graduates and you'll have a Graduate buddy to call on who's already been through the programme so knows exactly how you'll be feeling as you embark on our exciting and challenging development programme.
When companies say you'll be at the heart of the action and decision making you don't always believe it, but in my HR and marketing placements I was putting forward ideas at day 1 and before I knew it I was putting them into action with activity that actually affects the frontline team and the guests. I have been given great opportunities to lead projects and make changes. I can't wait for the next year ahead, so many opportunities, all I need to do is go and out and grab them, cliché, but true. You'll need to have gumption to get them, but once you've got them, you can make a huge impact. Within my next year I'll be preparing to become an area manger, I can't wait to get stuck in with the teams, the guests and the food!
So far it's marketing - I've had the opportunity to create an event from scratch, put it into action, analyse the results and then create an on-going plan for similar future events. It's so nice to see something from A to B and know it's yours to own and make work.