Think of Iceland and you think of frozen food. And rightly so – it’s been the driving force behind our brand for 45 years. But – now you’ll need to put aside your preconceptions - did you know that we are also the most innovative food retailer in the UK, and the winner of multiple awards for our products, service and the way we treat our people?
Our stunning new £2.5 million development kitchen is the best in the UK and our new Head of Product Development - formerly a Michelin-starred restaurant chef - is spearheading a whole new generation of top quality, innovative Iceland products. We’re also the only place you can buy leading brands including Slimming World, Pizza Express Artisana, Millie’s Cookies and Greggs.
Today we’re rolling out an exciting new generation of larger stores called The Food Warehouse, and building a fast-growing online business that was voted the UK’s best in a 2016 Which? survey.
The unique Iceland family culture is friendly, informal and dynamic – and sees no conflict between professionalism and having fun. That’s why we have twice been voted the UK’s Best Big Company To Work For.
- Name: Aaron
- Role: Buying Graduate
- Joined: July 2016
The culture within the business coupled with the amount of responsibility which is given to you as a Graduate is fantastic, from day one I have been shown the ‘Iceland way’ which is very much get stuck in and have a go. The support network around you is also brilliant, and has helped to breed the creativity within my day to day role and enhance my experience in the job. Lastly the exposure to the directors is amazing – there aren’t many businesses of the scale of Iceland (£3bn) where the MD has a chat with every member of the buying team! I am looking forward to getting my own category to manage; currently I am learning how to buy the Iceland way which involves everything from new product development, commercial analysis and designing the customer offer.
Training & Profiles
Whether you join us in Buying, General Management or Retail, you’ll have genuine responsibility from day one, making decisions that will help shape the future of our business. Your expert mentors will support you all the way and there’ll be so much to learn. You’ll already have abilities that set you apart from the crowd.
Ambitious, innovative, fast-paced and driven – these are the qualities that will define you and make you perfect for us. Because they describe Iceland perfectly too! We’re looking for fiercely commercial individuals who can’t wait to enjoy autonomy and serious responsibility, so you’ll need to be a high achiever with the confidence to be yourself and to take those big decisions.
If you want to be the best, with the best take a look at the graduate opportunities in more detail, click here to find out more.