We are delighted to announce that more than half of applications for our recent branch manager vacancies were from females – a total first!

Chief Operating Officer for JJ Foodservice, Mushtaque Ahmed, said:

“Traditionally, it has always been men that have applied for these roles. But our investment in training and initiatives like our ‘Warehouse Women’ recruitment campaign have helped to attract more females to the business and give existing female workers more confidence.”

We are developing a good level of diversity in our pipeline

Last year, JJ Foodservice achieved a record £201m turnover – the business is growing fast and investing heavily in people development. We are encouraging all our employees – regardless of gender, sexuality or ethnic background – to push themselves as far as they can go.

The roles advertised were for branch manager positions at the Leeds and Sidcup sites. “Despite not making the final cut, having 50% female applicants shows that we are on the right tracks to developing a good level of diversity in our pipeline,” said Mushtaque.

There are many talented women working at JJ Foodservice – whose roles range from purchasing, HR and marketing to warehouse, operations and sales.

“We need the best talent to take our business forward – we are encouraging all our employees – regardless of gender, sexuality or ethnic background – to push themselves as far as they can go. We provide on-the-job training and support,” added Mushtaque.

JJ Foodservice is an official Supporter of Women in Wholesale 2019.

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