Want to work for Makro? Read this!

Makro, a division of Massmart, is a major South African retail chain serving customers and traders since 1971. It boasts 20 massive warehouses in South Africa’s major metropolitan areas, as well as newly launched e-commerce platform.

artice imageMakro already employs thousands of people across South Africa and they’re looking for more!

Why should you work for Makro?

Current employees of Makro rave about the amazing corporate culture stemming from the mutual respect all co-workers show each other to create a warm and friendly environment. Makro employees are privileged to have access to amazing training opportunities, such as the Massmart Corporate University which offers a comprehensive suite of retail education programmes.

“I started as a cashier. Today I work as a Merchandise Controller at Makro Head Office, thanks to all the training and courses I got through Makro and Massmart Corporate University.” – Sibusiso Tyizeka, Merchandise Controller

And that staff discount (and baby discount for new moms!) doesn’t hurt either.

What do you need to get in?

Makro’s hiring managers have their eye on individuals with a strong work ethic. If you’re adaptable, flexible, and possess tons of energy, you’re well suited for the ever-changing environment of retail.

“Being an employee at probably the largest warehouse club in Africa empowers you and grooms you into a true trader and entrepreneur, and really sets you up for life in the highly competitive retail space in South Africa.” – Anwar Bhoja, Planner – Stationery

This means that you’ll learn plenty of things and never have to worry about feeling stuck or have to complain about lack of growth. So if you’re eager to learn, Makro wants you to prove your abilities during the interview process by constructing your answers around their five key themes: Family, Opportunity, Personal Development, Specialised Retail Skills, and the importance of a work life balance.

There are a few  personality and professional traits you should promote to ensure Makro identifies you as the golden candidate. Show that you are:

– Confident and self-motivated

– Ambitious

– Passionate about Makro

– A go-getter

– Excellent team player

– Able to take initiative

– Humble

– Resilient, patient, and cool under pressure

What jobs are available?

While Makro is known for their stores and always looking for excellent candidates to work the floor and assist customers, there are plenty of opportunities in IT, marketing and HR too.

Makro also has an amazing Graduate Programme. The Makro Cadet Programme, established in 2003, is looking for young talented leaders for the business. All you need is a matric certificate, be 23yrs old or younger, and be eligible to study for a BCom degree.

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