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What are the top 5 benefits of the Retail Graduate Scheme

What are the top 5 benefits of the Retail Graduate Scheme

Libby Cranwell our consultant managing the role
Date posted: 24/04/2023

Have you recently finished studying at university and wondering what the next step in your career is? If you have a passion for food, drink and amazing customer service then a spot on our established Retail Graduate scheme could be the step in the door you are looking for.

Our Retail Graduate Scheme is designed to help ambitious, people-focused individuals become the future leaders of our exciting businesses. Starting out as an Assistant Manager, you will gain the ultimate hands-on experience to guide you through to your first leadership opportunity. With 1,700 businesses across the UK to choose from, you can choose to work from a location that suits you, while access to development workshops and training opportunities will give you the skills you need to become a General Manager and lead your own team.

In this blog we will talk to one of our shining stars Marek – a current retail graduate, who will provide an insight into how the scheme has offered him the chance to progress from a team member to a senior manager within a couple of years.

Why I Chose the M&B Retail Graduate Scheme

I joined M&B as a front-of-house team member right after graduating, with no plans to pursue a career in hospitality. But I quickly realized the incredible career paths that M&B offers, with opportunities to progress from server to senior management. When my GM told me about the Graduate Scheme, I knew it was the perfect program for me.

What's So Great About the M&B Retail Graduate Scheme?

Firstly, you'll meet people who share your passion for hospitality and get great support from amazing team mates. But the real magic lies in the variety of roles and activities you'll try throughout the two-year program. You'll gain hands-on experience in everything from recruiting and scheduling shifts, to creating social media content and learning how to motivate your team. By the end of it, you'll have all the skills you need to be a future GM.

How the M&B Grad Scheme Will Shape My Career

I've learned so much more than I ever thought possible since joining the scheme. Yes, it can be intense and challenging, but the rewards are worth it. M&B values those who go the extra mile, and I've gained the confidence to pursue a career as a general manager once my journey is complete.

Advice for Students Considering the M&B Retail Graduate Scheme

My advice is simple: go for it! Once you're in, be curious, ask your GM and RBM for help, and seek guidance from the Learning & Development team. M&B's people are at the heart of the business, and their passion for helping their peers thrive is what makes us the UK hospitality leader. Don't ignore the guidance available to you - it's what will set you up for a successful career in hospitality management.

Apply for our Retail Graduate Scheme today!

If you like the idea of taking your leadership skills and using them to help a business thrive, we want to hear from you. Apply today and see where a future at M&B will take you! 

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