Quickmart is the second largest supermarket chain in Kenya after Naivas.
It has 84 branches across the country and employs more than 8000 people.
It was established in 2006 in Nakuru by the late businessman John Kinuthia.
In this guide, we are going to look at how to apply for a job at Quickmart Supermarket and other aspects about the organization.
Employment at Quickmart Supermarket
The rapid expansion of Quickmart Supermarket means more job opportunities for Kenyans.
For example, on March 25, 2022, the supermarket announced 500 job openings at all of its nationwide branches.
The supermarket carries out massive recruitment each year.
The 2023 recruitment has not been announced yet.
The Available Positions at Quickmart
The available positions at Quickmart Supermarket in include:
- Floor attendants
- Book keepers
- Store manager
- Loaders and off loaders
- Floor supervisors
- Fleet mechanics
- Warehouse supervisors
- IT experts
- Shipping and receiving clerks
How to Apply For A Job At Quickmart Supermarket Online
Head over to their website www.quickmart.co.ke.
Locate the careers icon and click on it.
Once you do that, you’ll land on their careers page, where you’ll get the details of the job openings and how to apply for them.
Note: The job openings are only visible when they announce the recruitment drive. This is an example of the printable Quickmark application form.
You’ll be required to download the application form, fill it out and submit it to the email provided, including other required documents, such as CV and academic certificates.
Ensure the details on the application form are correct before you submit it.
Tips To Apply For a Job at Quickmart Supermarket Online
I. Make sure you have an updated CV
Your CV should include the name of the last organization you worked in, including the name and contacts of the HR, manager or supervisor, the duration you worked there, and your responsibilities.
If you’ve worked in a supermarket before, include it in your CV, as this is an added advantage over other applicants.
II. Make sure you have important documents on hand
Have your Certificate of Good Conduct, and medical certificates if you’ll be responsible for handling food.
III. Have a letter of recommendation
This will increase your chances of getting hired.
So, make sure to get a letter of recommendation from your previous employers before the interview date.
IV. Read the application requirements carefully
Ensure to read all the details in the job, especially the requirements of the job and how to apply.
Missing a single information on your application can cost you the job.
V. Counter check the application form
Check that the details you’ve filled out on the application form are correct and free of grammar error before submitting.
Employers will think that you don’t care about your work if you make those mistakes.
What to do after applying for a job at Quickmart Supermarket
I. Make sure to check your email every day
If you’re shortlisted for interview, Quickmart will contact you through email or phone.
So, make sure to have your phone with you all the time after job application.
Also, ensure to check your email frequently.
All this is to ensure you don’t miss the call or email.
With so many applicants today, Quickmart might not call you again.
II. Research about Quickmart
Research about Quickmart online and learn about how they do things.
Check their website, read their mission statement, programs, policies and initiatives.
You can also go to a Quickmart branch near you and meet an employee after their shift and ask them about the organization.
This information will help you when asked why you’re interested in working with the organization during the interview.
III. Be patient
Reviewing applications, especially these days where thousands apply for the same role, can be daunting and time consuming.
So, be patient for a week or two before you contact them or give up.
What Skills Do You need to work at Quickmart supermarket?
The skills requirement will depend on the type of job you are applying for.
For entry level jobs like cleaners and gardeners, you’ll just need to be 18 and over and hardworking.
For attendants, you’ll need communication skills, listening skills, resilience (as you’ll work longer hours), multitasking skills, and a quick learner.
For a cashier you’ll need basic, computer skills, prior experience as a cashier, knowledge of point-of-sale system, high integrity, good customer service skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and quick working and hardworking.
The good thing is that Quickmart trains its employees, so the requirement might not be so stringent.
Jobs like IT support staff, accountant, branch manager and so on will require strong academic background and work experience.
Does Quickmart supermarket have paper applications?
A few years ago, paper applications were the norm for Quickmart.
But with advances in technology, applications for Quickmart jobs are done online.
You’ll only need to carry a copy of your CV and original and copies of your academic documents when you’re called for the interview.
How much do they pay at Quickmart supermarket?
This table shows the salary range of Quickmart employees
|Between Ksh12,000 and Ksh 30,000 each month
|Between Ksh 15,000 and 40,000 each month
|Between Ksh 20,000 and Ksh60,000 each month
|Between Ksh 45,000 and Ksh100,000 each month
|Between Ksh70,000 and Ksh300,000 each month
|Between Ksh 300,000 and Ksh 500,000 each month
|Chief Finance Officer
|More than Ksh 600,000 each month
|Ksh 900,000 per month each month