Working with us
Our Vision: 'We are the most convenient place for people to get the things they need to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. People shop with us because they enjoy it. We have the very best experience and service in the UK, where everyone leaves happier than when they came in. We offer great value on everyday items, alongside incredible local treasures that we love. We care about our communities and love supporting great causes wherever we can. We are family owned and enjoy the best working atmosphere, where everyone has fun working hard together.'
Being a family run business gives us the freedom to do things differently in our day-to-day tasks. Fortunately, we are not tied by corporate limitations and standardised processes, so we are able to run our business tailored to our skills and our customers desires– creating enjoyable environments for all to be a part of. We have a business purpose of ‘Service, Quality and Value, without Compromise’ which underpins everything we do in our stores and a set of Core Values which we all believe in, which encourages our ethos of ‘Everyone having fun while working hard together’ and drives our customer mission of creating an environment where ‘Every customer leaves happier than when they came in’.
We aim to inspire every individual who chooses to come on our journey and want all to fulfil their potential while with us. In order to encourage this, we lead an extensive training programme to facilitate the development of new skills, which can aid personal progression through our business, and build character. We pride ourselves in organic progression, which is why we believe our teams are so enthusiastic and motivating to be a part of.
Below is a list of our current vacancies within all of our stores. To apply for any positions, please download the application form which is found at the bottom of each of job description. Once completed bring your application from into store.
Why choose Tout’s Budgens
We are committed to creating environments of ‘Everyone having fun while working hard together’ – this means encouraging efficiency and productivity in our teams which are always fun, inspiring and creative.
During your first weeks as a team member, you will undertake a full induction and review programme, where our skillful management teams can help you find your feet and encourage personal development. Throughout your time with us, you will also benefit from completing on-going Customer Service Reviews and 6-monthly performance appraisals.
A fun working atmosphere in our stores breeds efficiency and great results. In recognising this we endeavour to find ways to kept our teams motivated and in great spirits. In doing so we recognise the importance of celebrating success. Each month working with us, those who go 'far and beyond' the call of duty, will be recognised and entered into their stores monthly raffle to win a £50 prize. Throughout the year our Operations Manager, Darren Hamilton, will issue inter-store challenges, where the winning store is given £500 to spend on a team activity, be it a day or evening out or a new gadget for the team area in store - your store chooses.
Each year we have a Christmas party at a local setting, usually at a swanky hotel with awards and bubbly flowing. We also have a summer party where we have inter-store challenges to help continually build inspiring and motivated teams. Last year included a jelly eat competition, adult bouncy castle, Wheel-borrow races and speed knitted, finished off with a BBQ cooked by our very own MD, Jon Tout.
You and a family member/friend will also be welcomed to team discount at all our stores once you have been with us for 6 months.
Our training and support
We provide an annual extensive training and development programme for every individual who is successful in their application to work with us. All new starters will undergo a full induction and review programme. You will benefit throughout the year with in-store department training and out-of-store half and full day training and developing sessions, in our head office, Cheddar. Training days in our purpose built training facility include;
- 90-day planning,
- Customer Service,
- Managing People,
- Knowing your number,
- Managing fresh foods
- SUBWAY® training
- Stock and Ordering
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