Deli Counter Assistant

We sell over 100 mouth-watering artisan and luxury food products at our Deli Counter. So we’ve everything a busy, on-the-go customer might need. From fresh pasta and salads to cheeses and charcuterie, there’s quite a choice. Good thing you’ll be on hand to guide people through it all.

About the role

You live and breathe food. It’s your passion and joy. So you’ll have the mix of enthusiasm and expertise our customers expect. Understanding their tastes and helping them explore all the options makes this the ideal role for you. 

We’ll help you learn even more about your passion as you become an expert on our Deli range. Your love of our food will shine through in every way: how you talk about it; how you prepare it; and how you present it. All of which means your counter will be a must-visit destination in store.

Salary & Benefits: £8.75 - £9.90 per hour (following probationary period and dependent on location) plus 20% staff discount

About you

As we’ve said, you’ll need a deep passion for food. We’ll also be looking for a good knowledge of the type of food served in a typical deli or restaurant environment. That’s not all there is to it though - you’ll need to be really good with customers too. 

Passionate, articulate and friendly, you’ll know how to share your love of food with others, particularly as you’ll have previous experience preparing and selling fresh food in a deli environment. 

About the application process

If you’re interested in joining the Deli Counter team, you’ll need to complete an online assessment. This will involve a deli-based knowledge test as well as a customer-service based situational judgement questionnaire. 

If you’re successful, you’ll take part in a face-to-face assessment made up of a further deli-based knowledge test, interview with a line manager and a role play.

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Where you'll work

You'll be working in one of our Deli counters nationwide