The company: The Drakes Supermarkets chain began from one small store in Mitcham opened in the 1970s by Roger Drake, above. Now there are 34 stores across SA as well as three newsagencies, a liquor store, meat production centre, fruit and vegetable production centre and warehouse. The chain was named Employer of the Year at the 2012 Australian Training Awards. It employs 3500 people in SA. Key staff
Drakes hires full-time, part-time and casual staff in store management, grocery, nightfill, front-end, fruit and vegetable, bakery, deli and meat departments – and in administration, human resources, IT, WHS, marketing, payroll and accounting.
It aims to provide career paths in the company and is a registered training provider to give staff the skills and opportunity to move into management roles by obtaining a Diploma of Retail Management. Hiring intentions It is advertising to recruit professionals to lead and grow the business in roles such as nightfill, bakery and learning and development management.