Retail Trainee Manager Surrey and South East London

Retail Trainee Manager Surrey and South East London

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Vacancy Type
Careers in Retail Management
£21,376.38 + Bonus
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Job Description

Are you a dynamic individual who wants to grow and develop in a company that's revolutionising retail?

Are you a confident team player who would love the opportunity to step up into management?

Do you have experience working in hospitality or retail and are passionate about customer service?


If you answered yes to these questions, Majestic Wine would love to hear from you!


Majestic Wine are seeking to recruit a dynamic Retail Trainee Manager for our South East and Surrey region. We are looking for real people people who are excited about developing a career in retail. Gone are the days where retail has to be boring and buying wine is a stuffy industry just for the rich and famous! Majestic Wine is all about customer experience and what better way to engage with customers than opening a bottle at our tasting counter?

We need someone who is full of energy, great at building long-lasting customer relationships and would enjoy running exciting and fun tasting events! 

Who are Majestic?

Majestic Wine is the UK’s leading specialist wine retailer. Majestic was founded in 1980 and, alongside its Commercial and French divisions, had a turnover of over £300m last financial year.

Alongside strong growth in multi-channel sales, Majestic believe there is still a key role a retailer that is loved by customers and loved by suppliers.  We pride ourselves on our enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly people, who, working as part of a close-knit team deliver exceptional customer service in a vibrant and fast-paced retail environment.  More information can be found at

In August 2019 Majestic announced it will be continuing its story under new private ownership and was purchased by US investment firm - Fortress. The sale included the Majestic brand, stores, website, Commercial and French division. 

Fortress are now backing the vision for the future of Majestic and they see a lot of headroom for growth. The investment group pointed to Majestic’s ‘strong cross channel journey, expert staff and widespread brand affection’ when deciding to buy the business from its PLC status. 

Our Proposition

Majestic Wine stands apart from other retailers due to our extensive range of quality wine, our approach to selling it and our expert people - Majestic's greatest asset! We offer wine tasting in-store every day and the expertise of our teams ensure a strong customer focus. All these things come together to make us unique and give us the extra personal touch we’re so proud of. 

What are we looking for in a Retail Trainee Manager?

Our people come from all walks of life. You could be a fresh graduate, a seasoned retail/hospitality professional or someone looking for a total career change, however, we do require you to:

Have a passion for engaging with customers and delivering a 5* customer experience
Have a positive can-do attitude and are willing to muck in and be a real team player 
Have a desire to learn more about wine and get our customers excited by our brilliant products
Be over 20 years old and hold a valid driving license for at least 12 months 
Be excited about being able to develop their career in retail 

Why work for Majestic?

We pride ourselves on facilitating a work environment where you enjoy what you do but also importantly, being able to develop and grow your career. 

Free WSET Qualifications - All our staff receive free product training. So you don't have to have product knowledge, but definitely a hunger to learn all about wine! 
First Rate Training / Development - “Wine Lover to Business Partner” gives you an opportunity to receive training which will take you from a trainee manager to a business partner - where you get to run a store as if it's your own business
A Dynamic Culture - You’ll have the chance to work in an exciting, busy environment with a culture that genuinely rewards hard work 
Corking Colleagues - Work within a team who are passionate about wine, providing excellent customer service and most importantly fun to be around! 

The nice added extras...

A 20% staff discount on everything in store, which you can share with two of your family or friends.
Store bonus schemes, so you can earn more on top of your salary
The potential to become a Majestic Business Partner, earning a salary of up to fifty thousand pounds OTE.
WSET Training qualification
Fantastic incentives that take you around the world to explore our different vineyards
A contributory company Pension Plan
Life Assurance (Worth 3 times your annual salary).
29 days holiday, including public and bank holidays.
PLUS invites to wine tasting events 
PLUS free lunch Fridays (if you hit your weekly targets!)

Key Responsibilities of a Retail Trainee Manager:

Delivering exceptional service to every customer, in-store and out on deliveries in our vans, so they keep coming back.
Using your growing wine wizardry to help us dispel the belief that wine is a pompous product, bring wine to life and help our customers find and buy wines they love.  
Helping to run a smooth operation, ensuring your store is spick and span, fully stocked and a great place to shop.
Being a team player and contributing to your store success and sales targets.  

If you are passionate about growing and developing as a Retail Trainee Manager in a successful business who genuinely care about their people… please do apply for our South East and Surrey region today!


* Majestic Wine reserves the right to shortlist and appoint suitable candidates before the advert deadline date *


Closing Date

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.