Retail Graduate scheme

Location UK- various

SALARY: £23,000 + bonus + benefits

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On our Retail Graduate Scheme, within just two years you could be running your own business in one of our market-leading brands!

We are looking for driven and passionate graduates with retail or hospitality experience to become one of our future star managers.

With around 1700 businesses and 14 well-loved brands in towns and cities across the UK; if you're looking for a career in hospitality and dream of becoming a General Manager of your own pub, hotel, bar or restaurant then we'd love to hear from you. From traditional pubs to city centre bars - we're confident that we have a role you'll love!

You will drive your own progression over a period of 18 – 24 months; gaining the leadership skills needed to manage a team and run a business through the following:

  • On the Job Learning
  • Technical training
  • Soft skill development
  • Off Job Development workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • What we'll offer you…

  • A flexible start date
  • 33% employee discount all of our business
  • High Street shopping discounts – saving you money!
  • Bonus potential of up to £1,500 per year
  • Formal support network
  • Private healthcare
  • Career progression
  • Life assurance
  • Holiday allowance
  • Pension
  • Sharesave scheme
  • As part of the process you'll attend an assessment day which is a superb opportunity to network and hear more about us.

    Candidates must be aware that in order to find the perfect role, an element of flexibility is required within a defined geographic area, the ability to drive would therefore be desirable.

    Why stop there?! Many of our General Managers are supported and guided to become Area Managers.

    Who is eligible to apply:

  • 2:2 degree or equivalent
  • Some Retail or Hospitality experience
  • Fantastic leadership skills and ability to motivate a team
  • Excellent people skills
  • Flexibility to work varying shift patterns
  • Willingness to go the extra mile for our guests
  • Drive to exceed targets
  • If this sounds like you, apply now!

    My experience

    I joined M and B part-time as a student at the opening of Harvester in Lincoln, and just loved working for the company. I have been fortunate to work with some amazing General Managers' who really motivated me to make a career for myself within M and B, and as a graduate, the scheme was the perfect next step for me in order to progress. After completing the Retail Graduate Scheme, I decided to apply for a role in Marketing which I was offered. I feel I can really help others to understand what is practical and what isn't from an operations point of view.

    Our graduates rated our schemes overall as 3.9 out of 5.0

    Read what they said about Career Progression, Work Life Balance, Training, Responsibility, Environmental awareness, Colleagues, Compensation and benefits, Enjoyment and Company Culture

    Find out why we have been name as a top graduate employer

    Career progression Professional qualifications.

    We sponsor and support Mitchells & Butlers Graduates through their chosen professional qualification as part of their scheme.

    Download the prospectus