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SPAR retail careers

Working in Retail

With 280 SPAR convenience stores across England and Wales, Blakemore Retail offers an impressive range of career opportunities. The division employs more than 5,000 colleagues across its extensive network of store, post office and food service departments. 

At Blakemore Retail we aim to create an environment where colleagues enjoy coming to work, are engaged and feel that their contribution is recognised. We have our own dedicated staff benefits programme that includes staff discounts, a pension scheme, social events and more.

The job roles we most frequently recruit for include:

  • Store managers
  • Assistant store managers
  • Store supervisors
  • Sales assistants
  • Food-to-go managers
  • Food-to-go supervisors
  • Food-to-go assistants
  • Post office managers
  • Post office supervisors
  • Post office counter clerks
  • Subway food service managers
  • Subway sandwich artists


Blakemore Retail's stores are all situated across SPAR UK's Meridian & Welsh Guild area, which spans across the whole of Wales and central England, reaching as far north as Yorkshire and as far south as the south east coast. To find job opportunities in your local area please take a look at our current vacancies. 

You might also be interested in our retail head office roles, based at the company’s headquarters in the West Midlands.


Career Development Opportunities

At Blakemore Retail you will have the chance to build on your skills and knowledge with ongoing training and development, which will be tailored to your role and long-term career goals. 

A.F. Blakemore's very own Guild Academy offers a diverse programme of practical and interactive training to colleagues at all levels of the business, covering subject areas like management development, first aid and fresh food. 

We can offer both in-house and external nationally recognised qualifications and are an accredited centre for delivering NCPLH (licensing qualification). 

There are many examples of colleagues across the company who have progressed from sales assistants through to supervisors, assistant managers, store managers and area managers. Indeed, our senior management team are predominantly longstanding colleagues who have been promoted through the business.


Staff Benefits

Blakemore Retail employees can take advantage of a wide range of benefits.

These include a company pension scheme, life insurance, health cash plan, childcare voucher scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, long service awards, discounts in Blakemore Retail stores, employee volunteering opportunities and more. 

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Find Out More

You can find out more about working in retail by visiting our Blakemore Retail divisional pages.