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Why Work for A.F. Blakemore?

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd has always placed a great emphasis upon its staff, customers and local communities.  We do our best to care for our employees and make the company a great place to work. 

The size and scope of our business means that we offer an incredibly diverse range of opportunities. 

Career Development Opportunities

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As a company we are committed to the development of all of our staff across the group and hold Investors in People accreditation for all divisions. 

A.F. Blakemore has its own Learning & Development department, which offers a combination of essential skills programmes and accreditations, including on-the-job training, professional qualifications and management courses. 

We are also an approved Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) centre, which allows us to design management courses bespoke to A.F. Blakemore at the same time as rewarding our staff with internationally recognised formal management qualifications. 

Benefits Package

We like to look after our staff and their families, and our benefits packages include a pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements, health care cover, life insurance, long service bonuses, discounts in various company stores and even paid sabbatical leave after 25 years’ service. 

Please click on the below to find out about A.F. Blakemore's two rewards packages: 

Blakemore Retail Rewards - dedicated to Blakemore Retail employees
Blakemore Benefits - for employees across the rest of the A.F. Blakemore Group

A.F. Blakemore also has a lifetsyle savings scheme to help colleagues save money on leading national brands. 

All employees can enjoy discounts on high street shopping, groceries, travel, eating out, cinemas, attractions and more.

Our Culture

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The success of A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd has been underpinned by a culture that is built upon positive relationships with staff, customers, trade partners and local communities. 

The company encourages staff to undertake volunteering projects in the communities where they live and work, in company time. Examples of employee volunteering include team-based regeneration projects, student mentoring and participation in enterprise days for local schools.

A.F. Blakemore also has its own charitable trust, called the Blakemore Foundation, which supports local good causes supported by staff and customers.