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Whether you’re looking to develop your career or want a role to fit around your existing commitments, we offer a range of full and part-time roles. Become one of our ‘famously friendly faces’ at Team Heron and take the opportunity to make a difference.


Our Retail colleagues are at the forefront of our operation; serving our customers and making sure our stores are fully-stocked, clean and welcoming. They often play pivotal roles within the communities in which they serve and provide a friendly face which keep our returning customers happy. We offer a range of part time contracts which can fit around your home life with award-winning training and fantastic opportunities for those who want to progress within their retail career.

Warehouse and Transport

Our Warehouse and Transport teams are responsible for ensuring our stores are fully-stocked with our customers’ favourite bargains. They work around the clock to pick, load and deliver to over 300 stores, 7 days per week. We have up to 80 trucks on the road every day delivering up to 800,000 cases per week. We offer great rates of pay and bonus opportunities in return for your energy and drive and there are countless opportunities for progression for ambitious individuals.

Store Support Centre

Based in Melton, East Yorkshire, our Store Support Centre colleagues provide support to all areas of our business. Careers within SSC include IT, Finance, Property, HR, Buying, Marketing and beyond. We are passionate about developing early careers and offer a range of exciting Apprenticeship roles which offer the opportunity to work across multiple departments where you can learn about how our business works.

Early Careers

Our focus on Early Careers is on the provision of Apprenticeships, Work Experience and our Graduate Programme. Our Apprenticeship and graduate schemes are offered from our Store Support Centre in Melton, East Yorkshire, and offer colleagues a rotation of departments to give them a full 360 exposure to the business. Work Experience is offered at both SSC and within our retail stores to give a taste of retail to those considering a career with Heron Foods.


In return for your hard work and contribution we want you to feel valued and rewarded. We offer a range of benefits and rewards in recognition and appreciation.

From a store discount that extends to your household to celebration of work anniversaries and an employee assistance programme, we have a range of benefits available.

Additional Holiday

Staff Discount Card

Employee Assistance Programme


24/7 Online GP Access

Learning and Development


Fundraising Opportunities


Free Tea and Coffee

Refer a Friend Scheme

Uniform Provided

In-Store Incentives

Bonus Opportunities

Employee of the Quarter / Year

Heron Hero

Thank You Recognition

Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

Bus 2 Work



Life Assurance

Private Health Scheme

We Are Listening


At Heron Foods we pride ourselves on the development opportunities we offer to all colleagues. Our ethos is to develop and promote from within and to nurture internal talent. Not only are all of our job vacancies advertised internally, but we actively encourage our people to progress throughout the business.


December 22, 2023
We are thrilled to announce that Heron Foods have been recognised with not just one, but TWO prestigious awards on WorkL's Happiest Workplaces List for 2023.

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