Our most valuable resource at Majestic is our staff. Don't just take our word for it: visit or ring your local store to find out!
For starters, they're the best trained in the business, we recruit motivated people, primarily at graduate level, who have an interest in learning about wine. All our retail staff take the Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) Advanced Certificate after about six months in the Company.
Left to Right: Alex Oakshott, Rachel Brown, Will Monk, Elliot Perkoff, Chris Kelly, Nick Jones, Ian Stirling, Victoria Connock, Michael Byrne
Last [academic] year 13 of our WSET Advanced students were in the top 30 nationwide for all of the WSET Advanced candidates and competed in a Scholarship competition in November 2010. 7 of whom went on to win Scholarships at The WSET Awards Ceremony 2011. A total of 10 awards made to Majestic staff in the WSET Scholarship awards between the Advanced Certificate and Diploma level. The winning candidates can be seen in the above photo.
We encourage our staff to further their wine knowledge and 74 people currently hold the WSET Diploma and 61 are studying for it. 2010 saw 17 members of staff graduate from the WSET Diploma. Particular merit goes to the following Diploma students who all won Scholarship prizes at the WSET Awards Ceremony 2011 (see photo above):
- Will Monk, Manager, Majestic Maidstone won the Codorniu Scholarship
- Rachel Brown, Manager, Majestic Shirley won the wines of Portugal Scholarship
- Alex Oakshott, Assistant Manager, Majestic Brighton won the Moet & Chandon Scholarship
They're also helpful, coming from an environment in which high standards of customer service are the norm. From all our customer feedback and research, the quality of our staff and service are the thing rated most highly.
If you think you have something to offer, and can help us keep up these high standards in a growing company, you might like to take a look at career opportunities with Majestic. visit our careers website to find out more about working for us.
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