Looking for a new job? Check out these great career opportunities 4 weeks ago

Looking for a new job? Check out these great career opportunities

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Ready to kickstart a new career? We've got something that might help...


If you're looking for a new role or considering a career change or you're a school-leaver who's unsure about what to do next, the good news is you've got plenty of career options to choose from.

Even if returning to education isn't right for you at the moment, there are still so many exciting opportunities out there to choose from, where you can learn all the skills you need on the job.

If you're looking for a fresh start and a new role, Centra and SuperValu offer so many different career paths, ideal for those looking to work in a customer service role where no two days are the same.

With loads of sales and management roles available in stores nationwide, it could be the perfect solution for any school-leavers or job seekers looking for their next step.


With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about career opportunities at SuperValu and Centra.

Sales Assistant Roles

Do you love working with people and learning new skills? SuperValu and Centra offer sales assistant roles that are customer focused and people orientated, with some amazing opportunities for progression too.


Emma, a HR & operations manager in Centra in Charleville in Cork, started working part time as a sales assistant while she was doing her degree in childcare. She worked full time during holidays and part time during college. During this time, she was given the responsibility of opening and closing the store along with other responsibilities. Within six months she was promoted to supervisor on her shift.  

When Emma finished college, she went to work in childcare and continued working in Centra. She took on responsibility for ordering, cash, rosters, training new people and spent time working in the deli.  

Emma decided to change from childcare to a career in retail and has continued to develop her career in Centra. She has completed a degree in retail management in DIT (now Technological University Dublin).  

“I gained a lot of knowledge from the degree in retail management; on a personal level it gave me more courage and independence to speak in front of people I don’t know. It also gave me insight into what happens from a different perspective and the impact of the role of the leader within the team and within the store to create a positive culture."


Emma has progressed from assistant manager to store manager and since early this year has taken on the role of HR and operations manager with the Lee’s Centra Group.  

Which brings us to...

Management Roles

There are a range of management roles available in SuperValu and Centra stores nationwide, such as trainee managers and assistant managers, giving you the chance to learn essential team management skills on the job.


Kevin, a store manager at SuperValu in Togher in Cork, began his career in retail, working part-time while he was studying at college. After finishing his college diploma in financial management, he started working in a management position in fashion retail. After a period of time, he moved to a trainee manager role with SuperValu in Kildare. 

“I realised that my real passion was food retailing and I wanted to return to this," Kevin says.

He received great training and experience and worked with a fantastic team who really supported each other. He spent time working across all departments and had regular reviews and feedback on how he was doing.  

“I also learnt about the key performance indicators of a store and how to manage and grow sales, margin, waste and developed my business acumen," he says.

He then moved to join the Ryan’s SuperValu in Togher, in Cork as he wanted to move back to Cork. He worked across different stores in the Ryan’s SuperValu Group, progressing from assistant manager to store manager. 

“I continue to learn and develop myself and this is critical for me as a manager and a person - it's so important to keep refreshing my skills and learning new techniques," Kevin says.

Fresh Food Roles

Across their delis, bakeries and butchery counters, both Centra and SuperValu have loads of fresh food roles for anyone interested in a career surrounding food preparation and customer care, with opportunities for career progression along the way.

Iga, a deli manager in SuperValu in Navan in Meath has worked in SuperValu Navan for over 15 years. She moved to Ireland when she was 20 years old and it was her first job here.  

“I started as a sales assistant in the deli, was mentored by the store manager and Musgrave food advisor and got promoted to deli manager after two years," Iga says.

She is also a food safety champion promoting food safety legislation in the store and encouraging other team members to follow good food safety practices.  

Iga’s role involves a lot of interaction with customers and other team members. She enjoys being around people and finds working with customers very rewarding.  

“What I also like about working at SuperValu is the flexibility with hours that help me to achieve a good work-life balance. I am proud to be a part of a team that feels like a family at this stage.”  

Ready to kickstart your new career? Apply to work at SuperValu or Centra today at supervalu.ie/careers or centra.ie/careers.

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