All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Majestic Wine employees based on 111 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.5/5
 
Work Life Balance:
2.5/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.3/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.1/5
 
Company Culture:
3.7/5
 
Career Progression:
3.5/5
 
Colleagues:
4.2/5
 
Training:
3.7/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.9/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.5/5
 

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Interview Advice:

Thoroughly research the company's point of difference.

Recruitment Consultant, People Team at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Do your research on the company and include specific information about what you know about the role/Majestic Wine that inspired you to apply for the role.

Interview Advice:

Majestic Wine is full of positive, personable, hard working and committed employees. Therefore, we look for people who share that same enthusiasm, positive outlook and can ultimately communicate effectively with everyone who works at the company.

New Talent Partner, Recruitment at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

The people who love working at Majestic most are those who fit with our culture: energetic, entrepreneurial hard workers, who enjoy interacting with customers to give great service and are excited about growing the company (and hence your bonus/share package).
Before applying, go into a store and talk to the team to get a feel for whether you would enjoy working there. Read the news about how we are modernising Majestic - it's a really exciting time to work here!

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - it's a very relaxed, down-to-earth culture.

Business Development Manager, Business Strategy at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Research the company and position thoroughly.

Interview Advice:

Research the career of your interviewer.

Office Co-ordinator, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Passionate about customers and enjoy a fast-paced environment.

Head of .Com and performance, E-commerce at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be honest, this company are very good at seeing past the CV to discover base skills that will benefit the group as a whole, they employ from all walks of life and levels of experience. Culture and attitude is important.

Interview Advice:

Role plays, good targeted questioning as well as open-ended tasks/questions.

CHT Phone & Email Manager, Customer Happiness Team at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Applicants need to motivated to do the role, demonstrate customer orientation and must prepare for the interview by visiting stores.

Interview Advice:

Always have examples of your skills and experience that is suitable for the role. Also when you visit the store ask the employees what are the strengths of the company that makes it a strong viable proposition for customers shopping for wine.

Manager – Trainee, Store at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to muck in and do a bit of everything - whether it's shifting boxes or organising tastings, we all do our fair share.
Be enthusiastic. We love wine and our customers love wine so we want to give them the best possible experience.

Interview Advice:

Link your answers back to your experiences. Most importantly focus on your team ethic, customer service and enthusiasm for sales.

Senior Assistant Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Interview Advice:

Choose a wine bottle and sell it to me.
Think of one of your passions and convince me to take it up/go there.

Trainee Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Open, honest and being prepared.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared.

EA to MD, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Extra-curricular activities go a long way. Everyone has their A levels and degrees but what makes people stand out is the experience they have gained elsewhere. For example, volunteering at university to run student led committees or captaining sports teams etc. These kind of roles bring out personality traits that are very important to the recruitment team at Majestic.

Interview Advice:

Have a little read up on wine before you go to an interview. It is not at all a necessity to know anything about wine before starting work for Majestic, however one of the questions I was asked was to sell wine to my interviewer for a dinner party. A quick research on wine and food matches would be enough to give a solid answer for this question.
Prior to your interview it is also worth researching a bit about how Majestic sell wine, particularly about the mix six discount which is pivotal to enticing customers into leaving with at least six bottles rather than just the one.

Trainee Manager, St Albans Store at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Makes sure you research the company. Just be you.

Interview Advice:

Make sure that you research the company and visit a store before you go for your interview so that you are fully prepared and can have a chat with the staff in the stores about the role and responsibilities to make sure that the job is right for you.

The interview process is quite quick and it's really laid back and relaxed. You will have your first interview which is all about you as a person, what interests you, why Majestic? Sell a bottle of Wine to the interviewee but dont panic, it's not about you being a Wine expert, they just want to see if you have the selling skills. You also go over what you have achieved in other roles or what University has given you.

If you are successful on the first interview, you will be invited to a second interview whereby they are interested in what you can bring to the company, where do you think Majestic can take you career wise and where you see yourself in 5 years. Also ask why do Majestic stores have tasting counters? And remember that at Majestic we are very customer focused so mention that and give any examples of where you have gone above and beyond for a customer before. Also ask, when have you been creative as we are a creative bunch at Majestic! Good luck!

Assistant Manager, Stores at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Have a passion to learn. Be enthusiastic and friendly.

Interview Advice:

Ask questions and be interested.

Trainee Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Speak to as many current employees as possible. Do ask lots of questions primarily about the work life balance (especially during busy seasons), coping with unexpected overtime and the frequency of bonuses/perks in their role.

Interview Advice:

Let your personality show. Do ask questions of the interviewer about the aspects of the role, their views on the good/bad aspects and the story of how they got to where they are now. It's a good way of building a connection but also finding out if this role is for you.

Assistant Manager, Majestic Wine at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Majestic is a good place to work, go for it!

It's a very down to earth culture here so bear that in mind when writing your application.

Head of Continuous Improvement, Group Strategy at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Research the company, speak to people who work here, make a considered judgement whether you love engaging with customers at all levels.

People Director, People at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

An open mind!

Interview Advice:

My original interview was for the grad scheme - for that I'd say make sure you brush up on your sales patter!

Copywriter, Content at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Emphasise your passion for customer service. Pre-existing wine knowledge not essential but ability and determination to learn important.

Interview Advice:

Fairly straight forward competency interview. Essential to research the company culture and what makes Majestic stores different. Keen for your opinion on what makes good customer service and good retail practice. One naff question, where I was asked to give an instance when I had been inspired by something.

Trainee Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Flexibility is key. There is no set job description so you need to adapt to the day to day needs of management and the business. You need to work independently but also be adept at fostering good working relationships with colleagues to make things work smoothly.

Interview Advice:

Have examples ready of situations where you have used your skill set and how you can add value to the business. Be relaxed and open and don't be afraid to admit past failings but demonstrate how you've overcome them.

Executive Assistant to CEO & CFO, Plc at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

The job is in essence a good one, even if management and bureaucracy prove frustrating at times. The people you work with are outstanding though.

Interview Advice:

Have a base level of knowledge to talk about. They aren't looking for in depth knowledge - that comes with time - but more the ability to make a vaguely coherent sales pitch.

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Application Advice:

Need to be ready to do the manual labour side of the job, as well as understanding the business side. Majestic offers the chance to progress within the company but you need to be ready to get stuck in and take on all aspects of the retail life.

Store Manager, Store at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

You need to have great customer service skills as the company thrive the most on this. Product knowledge is great, or just a firm interest in wine and spirits.

Interview Advice:

Your selling skills will be touched on quite a bit and what you think you can bring to the company to make it more successful.

Assistant Manager, Store at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Really think about who Majestic wants working for them. - They are all about the people (their employees and their customers.) Don't focus on what you don't know (I had minimal prior knowledge of wine before I started) but rather focus on what you do have and what you can bring to the company. It is also really important to think about the world of retail and how as a company Majestic can really thrive.

Interview Advice:

The interview is more of an informal chat than your standard graduate interview - So relax and just think about what you can bring to the job and what you think Majestic want from their employees.

Trainee Wine Guru, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Customer service is the key to Majestic Retail - really focus on this and use good examples. Team work and felxibility are vital too.

Interview Advice:

Have examples ready for customer service, team work, sales etc.

Store Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

If you're really into wine then show this during the interviews. Really consider this job before applying as most people will tell you what you want to hear and not the real truth about working here.
It's not a bad job but it's not what I would call a proper graduate scheme.

They recruit and employ around 200 people a year because the staff turn over is high.

Interview Advice:

At the first interview you're asked to sell one of three products, Champagne, White Wine or a Red Wine.
You're also asked to describe a time when you where in a particular situation etc. etc.

At the second interview you are interviewed by a senior manager (Regional or Store Manager) they ask questions about how passionate you are towards wine, what you would do in various situations if you were working at majestic wine etc.

Be passionate about wine and show this, be a people person and enthusiastic.
It's pretty easy to get through if you are.

Trainee Manager, South East at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

You must be a people person with a strong understanding of customer service and how to implement it. A passion of wine is also a plus.

Interview Advice:

Important to be able to talk about customer service experience. Have a proper understanding of the Majestic offering which can be gained from the website. I'd advise visiting your local Majestic branch with some pertinent questions for staff there to get a better understanding of the day to day role.
Research how to sell a particular red and white wine.

Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Know how to sell a bottle of wine, you get tested on it. Pop into your local store and have a chat with the team, they will be more than willing to lend advice.

Assistant Manager, Twickenham (Region E) at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Research the company so that you are aware of the style of business that you could potentially be entering.
Make sure that all questions are answered in full and to the best of your ability.
Put down everything that you have achieved in your career whether it be in a work place or in study because you never know how it may relate to the role that you are applying for. It can also help you stand out from the other candidates.

Interview Advice:

Be honest about your knowledge in the sector of wine, prepare before your interview and learn about Majestic wine and visit your local store if at all possible.

Trainee manager, Peterborough at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Helps to have an interest in wines and be passionate and interested to learn. Having the ability to talk about what interests you.

Interview Advice:

Be comfortable and confident when answering the questions. Ability to talk to the interviewer and get across your interests.

Trainee Manager, Banbury at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Visit a Majestic wine store so you can get a feel for the atmosphere of a store and speak to the team to get a few different impressions on the day to day roles within the life of a Majestic employee.

Interview Advice:

One of the stand out parts of the interview is being asked to sell a bottle of wine to the interviewer, this is a selling task and not a knowledge based task. Talk about what you have achieved and done on a personal level, any retail experience is really good to be able to reflect back on.

Manager, Hertford at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

If you are friendly and chatty this job is for you. Really get this across in your application.

Interview Advice:

Show passion for wine. It doesn't matter if you know nothing about wine just demonstrate a willingness to learn.

Assistant Manager, Peterborough at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Look at practical aspects of the job as well as the sales/wine aspects.

Interview Advice:

Confidence and character are much more important than wine knowledge.

Store Manager, Retail manager at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you visit a Majestic store first before your interview to get a feel for what the company is all about. You don't have to be a Wine expert, but what the recruitment team really like and look for is; an individual with a drive to succeed and a willingness to progress, as well as having a fun and bubbly personailty that you need to get you through the long days.
Please note that you are sponsored on to a Wine course, so you have to be willing to learn and study in your own time as well as training for your management position.

Interview Advice:

You are asked to sell the interviewer a bottle of wine. They are not looking for Wine knowledge in this task, they are looking at your ability to sell, therefore include things such as, add sales, the free glass hire we supply, the free chiller bin hire, the free delivery and also sale of return and so on. Think outside the box.
As our tasting counters in store are at the forefront of everything we do daily, make sure you learn why we have these and its advantages.
Why is Majestic different from supermarkets? What are the differences?
Tell me a time that you have been creative?
Who inspires you and why?
Give me an example of a manager you have worked for in the past that inspires you!

Trainee manager, Hertford at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

If you're a people person who loves talking to customers all day, you love wine/beer/spirits and want to learn more, and you are ambitious and want to progress quickly in your career - then this is the job for you!

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Majestic are looking for fun, friendly individuals to engage with customers in store. Don't be shy.

Manager, Surrey at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be honest about your wine knowledge from the start. It doesn't matter if you don't know anything, as long as you want to learn, then it's fine. But do at least have an opinion on wine; from the get go people will ask your opinion.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic and energetic, because they want that in the stores. You don't have to show leadership skills, just be honest about how well you work in teams, because they become like your family. Look on the website for the Majestic principles, they love it if you know about them before hand.

Trainee Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Visit stores and talk to staff of different rank to get an idea of the job you'll be doing.

Interview Advice:

Be passionate about wine and people.

Trainee Manager, Twickenham (Region E) at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Customer service is key.

Interview Advice:

Sell a bottle of wine to the interviewer.

Trainee manager, East at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be advised it is a lot of lifting and when you are a new trainee you will be asked to do deliveries. But it is so much fun! You will learn so much and work with some great people!

Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Go for it, there's a lot to learn.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Driver, South at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Really understand what the role is as it's not all about tasting different wines and customer sales. It's a retail role, long days, not many weekends off, the driving part (can you handle days on your own in the van), and then ultimately being left in-charge of running a store.

Interview Advice:

Be passionate, being able to communicate is very important, the ability to work in a team environment but also individually, and smile.

Assistant Manager, London at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be passionate about wine, friendly and approachable.

Interview Advice:

Sell me this wine!
Name a time you have been inspired/received great customer service.

Store Manager, Retail at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

This job is dynamic and requires a degree of physical fitness and a sense of humour.

Interview Advice:

Be open and honest. They are not recruiting wine experts so show enthusiasm.

Warehouse Manager, Wine and Spirits at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be yourself! Chatty and energetic. Helps to do a little research into the company too!

Manager, Welwyn Garden City at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Need to be fun and bubbly and really interested in wine and working in a big team.

Accounts payable/Credit control clerk, Credit control at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Show you are an intelligent well rounded individual.

Interview Advice:

Be passionate about wine and retail.

Key Account Manager, Commercial at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

A general knowledge of wine will be handy.

Interview Advice:

I was asked to recommend a wine from a choice of 4 wines sat on the table in front of me. So having a general knowledge about styles and pairings would be handy.

Assistant Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

If you can be approachable and friendly and hold a conversation with someone you don't know then you can consider yourself for the job. The knowledge of wine is not necessary and it is all learnt once in the role. Be prepared to work long days and do a lot of manual handling.

Interview Advice:

In the first interview you will be asked to sell the interviewer a bottle of wine. They aren't looking for product knowledge, they are looking for engagement and selling Majestic as a brand and the USP's the company has. These can be learnt by visiting any one of the stores and chatting to staff.

Store Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Show off your personality as Majestic want people their customers will love.

Interview Advice:

Mini sales pitch for a bottle of wine, no wine knowledge needed for this but make it fun and cheesy.

Trainee Manager, Store at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

You must be very passionate about wine and working in the retail sector.

Interview Advice:

Lead with your passion and that will shine through. The company loves people that are very passionate about wine.

Assistant manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

It is all about customer service.

Interview Advice:

Enthusiasm.

Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Any experience is good experience so put it down, it can help you have an extra string to your bow.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic and energetic. If you're not sure on something just answer as best as you can but don't waffle! It's helpful, even if you don't really know anything about wine, that you actually like it and can show a willingness to throw yourself into it.

Trainee Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, be honest. We as a company want to see the real you, as you are who the customers are going to see! Be confident, positive, ready for a challenge and hard work. Wine knowledge can be learned but being a confident people person is a key part of the role.

If your a committed confident team player this is the job for you!

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have done some research on the company, its competitors, what makes Majestic different, why shop with us. Visit a store before you do so you have an idea of what we are about.

Assistant Manager, Market Harborough at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

The job is hard but rewarding. Requires passion and people's skills. Involves phisical and mental tasks.

Interview Advice:

Be optimistic and enthusiastic, flexibility is highly appreciated. As outgoing as possible.

Store Manager, Dundee at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Appear eager to learn, willing to get stuck in with manual work and most importantly personable.

Interview Advice:

Emphasise your passion for and experience working in customer service, are you capable of listening to and holding conversation with customers.

Show a willingless to learn and know that it doesn't matter if you know very little about wine, as long as you are keen to amend this.

Try to be comfortable in order to show your personality. Be prepared to talk about some of your interests to demonstrate to the interviewer that you will make good conversation in store.

Trainee Manager, Management at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

If you have a passion for wine this is definitely one of the best learning grounds and if you are looking to get into retail they are good at training you up. If you don't have a particular interest in either I'd probably suggest this isn't for you. Prepare to work hard and you get rewarded.

Interview Advice:

Think about how well you work in a team, where you have shown good leadership and management skills. Show an enthusiasm for customer service and sales.

Lead Store Manager, Majestic Wine at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be prepared for physical hard work as well as being mentally stimulated at work.

Interview Advice:

Majestic hire personalities, not CVs. Show your personality.

Store Manager, Retail at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

As long as you are enthusiastic about wine and have a passion to learn more about it, you're an ideal candidate for the job!

Manager, London at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

You need to have some interest in wine. No need to be an expert, training is excellent and you'll get to study towards the WSET level 3 exam in wine and spirits. Research the role fully, talk to someone in your local store.

Interview Advice:

Examples of providing great customer service, sell me this bottle of wine (you can read the back first), why are you applying for this role? What is your interest in wine? etc.

Assistant Manager, Store at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Research the company well; where are we going, what's changing, what does the role involve? Think about your interest in wine; Are you passionate about the product? Would you commit to studying for and passing your WSET wine examination as a trainee manager? Are you willing to move around the region as you progress to Assistant manager and Store manager roles?

Interview Advice:

Practise selling a bottle of wine to yourself in the mirror or to friends. You will need to demonstrate presentation skills, passion for wine and great customer service skills.

Store Manager, Wrexham, North West at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate your passion for the product and your willingness to succeed. An enthusiastic approach is key to development and progression.

Manager, Retail at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Have a passion for the drinks business and have a friendly approachable personality.

Trainee manager, G at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be able to show an interest in wine and retail management.

Interview Advice:

I was given three bottles of wine and asked to choose one and sell it to the interviewer.

Trainee Manager, North/Scotland at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Should be able to demonstrate an interest in wine and desire to work in retail management.

Interview Advice:

Arrive prepared with answers to key competencies from the job advert.

Was given the option of selecting one wine out of three and then was asked to sell that wine to the interviewer.

Trainee manager, G-North/Scotland at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic and show a real passion for wine- you don't have to be an expert when you start, because you learn so fast! Be prepared to be flexible and committed, the long hours mean you have to really get stuck in and enjoy the job. Whether it be the wine side or the retail side.

Interview Advice:

I was asked to assess the strengths and weaknesses of previous managers, to do a sales pitch for a bottle of wine, to consider my own strengths and weaknesses and why I was passionate about wine.

Trainee Manager, Wine/ Spirits at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Go into a local store and talk to the team. They will be able to give you an honest opinion about what it's like to work for Majestic

Interview Advice:

Why have you applied for Majestic? Talk about a situation where you have performed as a team. What do you consider to be great customer service?

Store Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Have a genuine passion for wine and the drinks industry at large. But also, almost more important is the want for great customer service.

Interview Advice:

Research the company. Know where they are heading and what sets them apart from the competition - what is the competition?

Think about what drives and inspires you - it is interesting to think of something that doesn't necessarily involve wine.

Trainee Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

It isn't all about wine. Plenty of heavy lifting and driving involved in the job.

Interview Advice:

Show that you're passionate about anything and that you're willing to transfer that to wine. If you're passionate about wine and alcohol in general you're onto a winner!

Assistant Manager, Wine Retail at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Take it as far as you can. There is clear progression available in the company so try and jump on that.

Interview Advice:

Research the company. Ask lots of questions on how it has changed over the past year and why.

Trainee manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

I would tell candidates to really get involved and go into several of the stores and ask questions about the role. I think this is really important!

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, majestic like to take down to earth, honest people!

Trainee Manager, Devon at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

It's all about people and wine, you need to be great with the first and able to learn about the second.

Interview Advice:

Sell a bottle of wine, when have you been inspired.

Manager, Retail at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Apply online. First interview with a store manager, second with a Regional Manager.

Interview Advice:

We look for like-minded people - show a passion for wine and a flair for customer service!

Assistant Manager, Region D at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate a genuine passion for product and a willingness to learn. Even if you've never worked in a customer facing role before, those two qualities will go a long way towards securing success at work.

Interview Advice:

An old favourite is the 'pick one bottle from these 3 & sell it to me in one minute' chestnut.

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Application Advice:

Come into a store and chat to people so you know what you're applying for.

Interview Advice:

Before the interview come and have a chat, we really are friendly and want to help.

Trainee manager, Midlands at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Just be honest, you're asked in interview about your application. Experience in customer service definitely is an advantage.

Interview Advice:

Know a lot about the company, Majestic is changing a lot at the moment (for the better!) and you should know about what is happening and changing. Don't worry you won't be expected to know a lot about wine! Just be open minded and passionate.

Trainee Manager, Trainee manager at store level at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be yourself!

Majestic want people to join the family who are passionate about people, customer service and our products. If you have the opportunity to gain retail or hospitality experience before your interview, definitely do it so that you have lots of examples up your sleeve when asked key competency questions.

Sell yourself in your application, including what you are most proud of, what you think the interviewer would be interested in hearing about. Whether that is hobbies or awards, make sure they know these fantastic achievements.

Finally, make sure you have done your research before applying. Will you enjoy working in an active, retail environment? If you are unsure, visit a couple of stores and get to know the people that work there to see if you can imagine yourself in this environment.

Interview Advice:

For your interview - Demonstrate whether you are ready to commit to a Retail Management scheme and show that in the interview. If you do your homework and visit a number of stores and read up on Majestic, this will give you an idea of what 'a day in the life of a trainee' gets up to and something you can explain in your interview.

Don't be shy- Working in a Majestic store, you need to be confident enough to help all of our customers, so ooze confidence in your interview to demonstrate those people skills that we look for in our Trainee Managers.

New Talent Partner, People Team at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

You do not need to know a huge amount about wine just show that you are interested and willing to learn. Retail management is generally hard to get into without previous retail experience but hospitality experience is the same transferable skills. You will be asked to give examples of how you have worked in a customer facing role, sold products to meet sales targets and gone above and beyond to meet a customers expectations. Research what makes Majestic Wine different to their competition.

Interview Advice:

You will be asked to sell a bottle of wine to the member of staff interviewing you. Go visit a store before an interview and the staff will tell you more about what to expect.

Trainee Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to work long hard days particularly at Christmas and in Summer, and lift with your knees.

Interview Advice:

don't be put off by not knowing much about wine, just be confident

Assistant manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

I would say it is important to include more detail within an application, as to why they are interested and what is it about Majestic that they like etc.
In terms of work experience - there are many jobs that have transferable skills to a role within Majestic and it is important to recognise these.

Interview Advice:

Majestic's number one focus is Customer Service - to show a passion for this and working with people is important.
It's not about being an expert in wine straightaway, but to show that you are keen to learn.

Talent Partner, People/HR at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Majestic is ideal if you have an interest in retail management and are keen to learn about wine.

Interview Advice:

Visit a store and ask about the job role. Show how you would be good at working in a team.

Manger, Store at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Clue up on wine. Have a passion for the product or at the very least an interest and willingness to learn. Visit a couple of stores and chat to us - we'll show you around and give you an idea of what we do.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for it, be enthusiastic about wine, be honest.

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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic and hard working.

Interview Advice:

Sell this wine from a choice of three.

Trainee manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Make sure you are aware of the hours you are signing up to. It's quite a manual job as it entitles a lot of wine boxes handling.
If you have an interest in wine and enjoy talking to people then that's pretty much all you need to be successful and progress fairly quickly. However, without it you are not going to last long!

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, you don't need to have wine knowledge but you do need an interest so show it!

Assistant Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Visit a few Majestic stores and speak to the staff about the role and the business.

Interview Advice:

Demonstrate enthusiasm for the role and that you have taken the trouble to find out about the business and the role.

Trainee Manager, J at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

You have to be able to talk to people.

Interview Advice:

Be ready to demonstrate fantastic customer service.

Manager, Huddersfield at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Be hardworking, enthusiastic and open minded.

Interview Advice:

Sell this wine from a choice of three.

Trainee Manager, Region D at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Speak with current employees and ask for an honest opinion about the company. Don't just speak with the store manager but trainees and drivers.

Trainee Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Application Advice:

Research how the business works, specifically the pricing structure and other similar policies. Visiting a Majestic and letting the staff know you're looking to apply is also a must.

Interview Advice:

The interviewer will present you with a few bottles of wine. They will then ask you to sell it to them. Don't worry if you don't know your wine that much, the point is that you have just used the sales and customer service knowledge you know. Have a quick search online about food matching and recommend some food with the wine (e.g. matching a chablis with fish or pinot noir with game, casseroles etc).

They'll also ask you about leadership skills, problem solving and the usual typical interview questions.

Trainee Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Strong leadership team
Exciting changes taking place
Lots of innovation taking place
Excellent training and development
Great discount on wine -;

Worst:

A lot is expected of you.

Recruitment Consultant, People Team at Majestic Wine
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Best:

People.
Being able to make a difference.

Worst:

With so much change going on all at once it is hard to maintain a work/life balance.

New Talent Partner, People Team at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Company Culture
Company Brand
Fantastic Colleagues
Career Progression
Training & Development

New Talent Partner, Recruitment at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Culture and ability to make your own opportunities

Worst:

Location

Business Development Manager, Business Strategy at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Great culture

Worst:

Location

Head of .Com and performance, E-commerce at Majestic Wine
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Best:

They encourage ideas and improvement across the business

Worst:

Legacy issues

CHT Phone & Email Manager, Customer Happiness Team at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Good corporate culture and market position

Manager – Trainee, Store at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Support, training and people!

Senior Assistant Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Colleagues. It's the best place I have ever worked for great hard working creative colleagues.

Majestic Wine
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Best:

Great culture
Great people
Great product

EA to MD, at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Paid for qualification in wine.
Discount on wine.
Family & friends discount on wine.
Rarely have any unhappy customers, they are buying wine so everyone is always happy.
Chance to build rapport with regular customers.
Fantastic company culture
Great Christmas Party

Worst:

Working weekends
8pm finish Thursday Friday

Trainee Manager, St Albans Store at Majestic Wine
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Best:

The best things about the company are they are generous with bonus' and incentive trips. They are trying to improve the company all the time.

Worst:

work/ life balance.

Assistant Manager, Stores at Majestic Wine
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Best:

good wine and people

Worst:

long hours.

Trainee Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Well respected, lots of communications, and support options

Worst:

Staff turnover, volume of changes, and company pressures

Assistant Manager, Majestic Wine at Majestic Wine
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Best:

The people

Worst:

Salary

Assistant Estates Manager, Central Ops at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Culture

Worst:

Location

Head of Continuous Improvement, Group Strategy at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Willingness to invest in new opportunities

Worst:

Communication between departments, and from HO to retail staff not to the level it should be

Copywriter, Content at Majestic Wine
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Best:

My favourite things:

-The inclusive, family culture

-The PEOPLE!

-The product

-Opportunity to progress and get involved with multiple projects.

-Multiple incentives, staff discount, team socials, bonus and ping pong at head office!

People at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Oppurtunity to learn about wine

Worst:

Staffing issues

Trainee Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Best:

Inspirational leadership
Lovely people to work with
Fantastic communication from top down
Great benefits package
Excellent office environment

Worst:

Complacency with long term staff in some of their roles

Executive Assistant to CEO & CFO, Plc at Majestic Wine
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Best:

People
Progression

Worst:

Overworked
Underpaid
Possible direction change
understaffed
Unsociable/long working hours

Majestic Wine
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Best:

The team
opportunities to progress
developing managerial skills
understanding the business and playing a part in actually driving profit and sales

Worst:

the hours
work/life balance
occassionally the travel

Store Manager, Store at Majestic Wine
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Best:

The benefits and appreciation of hard work.

Worst:

Communication can not always be 5 star.

Assistant Manager, Store at Majestic Wine
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Best:

The store teams

Worst:

The support centre teams

Assistant Manager, at Majestic Wine
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Best:

The training Majestic provides is great - They are so focused on providing the best service to their customers and know this means they have to train their staff and ensure they are as knowledgable as they can be.

Trainee Wine Guru, at Majestic Wine
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Best:

The people I work with and the product. Good progression up to manager level.

Worst:

After Manager level there isnt a huge amount of scope for progression. Sometimes it feels there is a big detachment from Head Office and the stores.

Store Manager, at Majestic Wine
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