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We provide a structured induction for all new starters to ensure you get up to speed and engaged in our business as quickly as possible. This usually involves some element of product and systems training. A key element of our induction process is Health and Safety and we want to make sure that all new employees understand the importance we place on this at Macfarlane Group


The continuous professional development of all Macfarlane Group colleagues is central to our strategy for business growth: their success is our success. So we provide career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement. We offer a variety of training opportunities, tailored to individual needs, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Training Includes:

· Continuous On Job training
· Supplier/Partner led training workshops
· IT and systems training
· Professional Qualifications – CIPS, ILM, CIPD, AAT, ACCA, CIM etc
· Sales Training· Apprenticeship Level Training & Contracts
· NVQs
· Graduate level training schemes


We invest time in understanding our employees’ career aspirations, and provide coaching, mentoring and knowledge sharing to encourage the team ethic that is at the heart of our ongoing success. Our existing and aspiring managers have the opportunity to undertake a range of programmes (including ILM accredited) development programmes to support their onward progression within the business.


As a business, Macfarlane Group focus sharply on encouraging our people to realise their full potential and we work hard to support and encourage the development of talent within the business. All vacancies are published internally to welcome interest and we always prefer to promote from within where possible, thus encouraging and supporting career development within the Group.

Apprenticeship Training & Development

Macfarlane Group actively embraces the opportunity to identify and develop new talent via apprenticeship contracts which are offered for a range of core entry level roles within our business across our English sites. Opportunities to join us and enjoy development as an apprentice can be found across both our distribution centres and manufacturing sites.

We offer a range of apprenticeship schemes, whereby appointments are always with a view to ultimately appointing the individual on a permanent basis upon completion of the initial apprenticeship contract. As a business we are committed to not paying less than the national minimum wage in line with legislative age guidelines.

Just some of the core apprenticeships we currently offer are listed below…

LGV Driver (Apprentice LGV Drivers)

BTEC Customer Service (Apprentice Sales Coordinators)

Business Administration (Apprentice Stock Controllers & General Support Roles)

Supply Chain Warehousing (Apprentice Warehouse Operatives)

Performing Manufacturing Operations (Apprentice Production Operatives)

Digital Marketing (Apprentice Web Assistants)

If you are interested in finding out more about future apprenticeships here at Macfarlane, please drop us a line with your enquiry to:

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