Careers

Ritchies is proudly 100% Australia owned and operated and is the largest independent licensed supermarket group in Australia. We currently operate 36 stores in Metro and country Victoria, 27 stores in NSW and 5 stores in Queensland, Australia.



WHY WORK AT RITCHIES?

If you are a team player, enjoy a challenge, and strive for excellence you will go very far in Ritchies. At Ritchies Stores Pty Ltd, you are rewarded for your hard work and vision outside the square. Ritchies is a company that believes its people are the most valuable asset and has a strong policy of promotion within. Many of the top executives within Ritchies have worked their way up from the shop floor to their positions today. At Ritchies the sky is the limit for your career.

OUR WORK PHILOSOPHY

At Ritchies we value our people above all else. This gives us a greater insight into our customers' needs and the exceptional levels of service that they deserve and demand. An example of this is our strong policy of promotion within. At Ritchies your hard work will be rewarded.

JOB ROLES

The following is a short description of what to expect when working in one of the following positions. Please note the following advice IS NOT specific job descriptions for each role. A detailed job description will be presented at the interview stage.

General Assistants
As a shop assistant you will be required to perform a wide variety of tasks including:
- Stock replenishment
- Trolley collection
- Completing price checks
- May include register work
- Assisting customers
- Taking deliveries
Night Crew
As a member of the Night Crew the following is a list of some tasks you will be asked to perform:
- Stock replenishment
- Trolley collection
- Customer service shop
- Presentation work
- Merchandising displays
*Please note our Night Crews generally work from 6pm onwards.
Deli Assistants
Working in our Deli as an assistant the following is a list of some tasks you will be asked to perform:
- Slicing of meats
- General cleaning
- Serving customers
- Preparing platters
F & V Assistants
As a F&V assistant you will be required to:
- Work with sharp knives
- Preparation of various fruits and vegetables
- Merchandising of various fruits and vegetables
- Lifting heavy boxes

Management Roles
Our Management are a very important part of our business and are expected to perform many duties, the following is just a few:
- Stock control
- Rostering opening and/or closing store for the day's trade
- Implementation of Head Office directives
- Dealing with staff issues
- Customer service

Apprentice Butchers
A full apprenticeship is offered in one of our meatrooms. More details are provided at interview stage
*please note, not all positions are currently available.

TRAINEESHIPS

As part of our ongoing commitment to Training and Development of our staff, we invite all new and existing staff to be part of the Retail Traineeship Program for Levels II and III. Certificates II and III in Retail Operations are nationally accredited, and are a pathway to a Diploma in Retail Management.

BENEFITS TO YOU
Training occurs on the job (no night school). There is no cost to you. You receive accreditation for years of experience/service in Retail. Progression to a Diploma in Retail Management is possible

WHAT'S INVOLVED?
A commitment for you to complete a manual, and organise assessments with our Registered Training Organisation as required.

SELECTION CRITERIA
You must be:
A) a full time employee OR
B) a permanent part time or casual employee working a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Staff members with prior qualifications i.e. Arts Degree/Diploma etc are ineligible for the Ritchies Traineeship in Retail Operations Level II and III. Once you have commenced work with Ritchies, should you wish to participate in the Traineeship, please contact us or speak with your Store Manager.

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HOW TO APPLY

Vacancies arise from time to time at Ritchies for full-time, part-time and casual positions. Many full-time positions are advertised locally and casual positions often become available over the holiday periods. If you are interested in applying for a job at Ritchies, please take a copy of your resume into your local Ritchies Store and ask to speak to the store manager.

Remember that if you are persistent in visiting your local store and make yourself familiar with our staff, you are more likely to be there when the right opportunity arises.

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FAQ's

Whenever you start a new job, naturally you will have plenty of questions. Here we've answered some of the more important ones.

How much will you get paid?
This will depend on the job type you apply for. If you are paid hourly, your pay is determined by the hours you work and the skills and experience involved in your job. Jobs are divided into various levels, each of which has different wage rates. For more information regarding the specific role that you are interested in, please contact us.

Do you get a staff discount at Ritchies?
Yes. At Ritchies we do not have a minimum time period you are required to work for us before you receive a discount at our stores. Once you commence work with Ritchies you will be issued with a Staff Discount card. This card must be presented to the cashier in any Ritchies store BEFORE you begin your transaction. Upon presentation of this card you will receive a 5% discount on your goods purchased from the store.

This Staff Discount Card must be handed back should you cease employment with Ritchies Stores.

How much holiday time will you receive each year?
Everyone looks forward to taking time off to enjoy ourselves on holiday. Ritchies will always do our best to meet your holiday plans; however this must always be subject to having enough people available to meet the needs of our customers. This is normally not a problem if reasonable notice is given.

Your holiday allowance will be shown in hours on your weekly payslip. The number of holiday hours you are entitled to will depend on the number of hours you work. If you reduce or increase the number of hours, your holiday allowance will be adjusted accordingly.

For any further questions please contact us.