Graduate Business Manager

Posted a week ago by MCFT

Maidenhead, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
£27,000 - £30,000/annum Excellent Training and Progression

Hi, I’m Dan, Operations Director and I am looking for graduates wanting to make their next step from an established role to a fast-track management opportunity and to come and be part of our award- winning team.

We’re now accepting applications for our ILM (Institute of leadership and Management) Assured Leadership Academy Programme, looking for talent to grow the business not just here in the UK but aboard too.

We’re not a large blue-chip organisation, but the clients we work for are (in fact some are the biggest in the world).

What we are, is the market leader, the best at what we do globally and always planning for the future (over half of our senior leadership team are under 35 years old!).

We have a number of great success stories here at MCFT where our graduates have excelled quickly with their personal and professional development. Service Desk to Director in 5 years, are you up to the challenge? George certainly was - who’s now our Regional Director of the UAE having joined us as a graduate in 2012. Max, who joined us an intern and came back as an assistant manager and now heads up the Business Intelligence Team leading the way in Power BI to name just two of the alumni team.

What you’ll contribute:

You’ll be given responsibility from day-one, and you’ll have to develop fast

You’ll be an invaluable part of our team; workload will vary, and no two days will ever feel the same

You will have full ownership of your own projects as well as still contributing to the bottom line

Energy, enthusiasm and fresh thinking, we’re fully open to your ideas. Working within an SME you will be expected to make an impact!


A structured two-year programme that will result in you becoming a manager here in the UK or abroad (The Gulf or Europe).

The first year will be for you to understand the MCFT way, gain experience in a variety of business areas (Service Desk, Procurement, Sales, Customer Retention) and signal your intent to work hard, roll your sleeves up and demonstrate your potential to become a senior leader. (Salary £30k)

Year two we will map out your personal pathway of development by enrolling you onto our MCFT Leadership Academy, involving rapid progression to management either in the UK or abroad - we currently have offices in Dubai, Qatar and Abu Dhabi, all of which are being managed by alumni of our Leadership Academy, and this month we have opened for business in the Netherlands.

We’ll provide you with constructive feedback and nurture your career growth, and with support from a mentor put you on the path to becoming a future leader at MCFT. (£40k OTE)

About you:

Must be degree educated (all disciplines considered)
A motivated self-starter who loves a challenge
Entrepreneurial with a drive to progress
Dedicated, committed, results driven and hard working
Confident to voice opinions and write engaging content

About us:

MCFT, established 30 years ago, provides commercial kitchen maintenance for high-end customers in the UK and the Middle East; we joke that we won’t work with customers unless we’ve heard of them - and it’s mostly true. We’re also highly regarded by all the key players in our multi-national supply chain.

Why choose us?

'Why wouldn’t you want to work for a company at the forefront of what they do, with ambitious, but realistic, global targets?’ - Dan Smallbone - Graduate Business Development Executive - Senior operations Manager in 3 years

- 6 Monthly salary reviews

- Clear progression and personal development plan with regular reviews & feedback

- Enrolment onto MCFT Leadership Academy with personal mentoring - and the creation of a personal development plan.

- Heaps of continuous development and training opportunities from seminars, conferences, 1

- 2-1s with Directors, and networking events to recognised professional qualifications.

- Very generous 36 days holiday entitlement - including bank holidays!

- Dress down and early finish Fridays!

Additional benefits:

Discounts and cashback on various national retailers, gyms, travel agencies and much more
Money back towards health and wellbeing (dental, optical, massage therapy and more)
Group pension scheme, life cover & long-term sickness insurance, support with re location.

Still keen? Get in touch we would love to hear from you, roles are available now!

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