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If you have food counter experience at starter, supervisor or manager level then get in touch…

…if you don’t have any experience, we’ll teach you!




Due to continued growth we have new roles to fill on our busy butchery counters across Northern Ireland. No butchery experience necessary. If you are interested in food, motivated, good with people and confident in sales then we’ll teach you everything else.


These roles offer excellent opportunities for progression and promotion. 


We would especially like to hear from applicants who already have experience of working on other types of food counters but would like to progress into a retail butcher role.  


Roles to fill:   • SALES ASSISTANTS      • SUPERVISORS       • MANAGERS


Read below to hear from some staff already in these roles:


MICHAEL   (age 31)  Counter Assistant 

Background: Security Guard, Mechanic

Why did you apply? I would chat to the local team and watched what they did and it seemed like something I would enjoy doing.

Favourite thing about the job: Great environment, really team work. Pros: I’m learning a trade without having to go to college. I’m working with my hands, learning new things every day and the manager and supervisor then lets you get on with it. They still check back but they trust you. Every day, is great craic with team and customers. I like getting to know them. My confidence has grown so much, speaking to customers but also sampling, which we do every day. When you get praise for doing well it feels great.

Hopes for the future: The last year has been great, I loved it! I turned down a job in the forces, good money maybe, but this job, learning to be butcher has been better. I just want to keep going the same way I have. Once i’ve completed level 2 maybe I can join the supervisor programme.



ROBERT   (age 37)  Counter Supervisor 

Background: Kitchen Porter, Labourer, Call Centre Advisor, Joiner

Why did you apply?  It was something different. A new challenge. I had some customer service and new it would help.

Favourite thing about the job: Dealing with customers, getting to know them and what they need.

Pros: Opportunities have been good, I get to learn and progress. It’s not hard, you are using your hands and skills you already have and learning something new that gives you a future. Training has been good, I find most of it very straight forward, and it is very relevant to what I am doing daily.

Hopes for the future:  More training and maybe run my own counter.



ANDY   (age 39)  Counter Manager 

Background: Dishwasher /Waiter, Maintenance operative, Warehouse operative, Waiter, Security guard

Why did you apply? 

It was something different, before I was working the nightshift, forklift driver and there was no work/life balance and this role would help achieve that. It was a new challenge and was nervous, but put head down, listen to my instructions and did well and I am proud of my accomplishment.

Favourite thing about the job: Dealing with customers, getting to know them and what they need

Pros:  Training, I got here with hard work and dedication. I’ve worked with different managers and you learn from all of the them and then find your own way. Plus, i’ve use my skills from previous jobs, it all helps

Support has been very good. There is a really good team spirit.

Hopes for the future: More of the same, perhaps some training. It’s good to always aim higher.






Please call 028 9127 0083 (option 1) between 9am – 5pm (Monday – Friday)
(Talk to Claire/Aine)

or email




Due to our continued expansion, we are pleased to announce our new Primacy Meats Butchery Counter, based in the Tesco Superstore, Ballygomartin,

Due to open in June 2018.

We are looking for enthusiastic, professional people with great customer service skills

to form the new permanent team. Candidates must be fully flexible in working hours/days as involves days, evenings, weekends & public holidays.

Counter Manager (40 – 48 hrs)
Overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Counter. Must be a qualified butcher.


Counter Supervisor (40 – 48 hrs)
Supporting the manager and running the Counter in their absence. Must be a qualified butcher.


Counter Assistants (2 x FT or Job Share)
An excellent opportunity to join our team and learn a trade without going to college as full training will be provided. Candidates with sales experience is desirable however, attitude plays a major part.


Interviews can be booked in the  local Job Centre – Snugville Street, on the 17th May 10.00 – 3.30pm.

Full details including Application Packs are available from Job Centre Online or NIJobs, alternatively please contact or

call 028 9127 0083, Option 1 and speak to Claire/Aine

between 9am – 5pm (Monday – Friday).

Closing date for return of completed Application forms is 5pm on Friday, 18/05/18 with interviews held week beginning 21/05/18.

Primacy Meats reserve the right to adjust the timeline of the recruitment process.



Primacy Food Village, 26a Primacy Road, Bangor, BT19 7PQ


Working Monday to Saturday, 07.30 – 17.30 hrs.




Working Monday to Saturday, 06.30 – 15.30 hrs.


Due to continued success, we are currently recruiting for a number of roles throughout our stores. For customer orientated, professional individuals this may be the perfect move for you.

You will be based in our Butchery Counter in one of the Tesco Superstores, in teams of 3 to 4 staff and will work over five days Monday to Sunday, with store times specific to location.




Working across our Greater Belfast Stores

45 hrs approx. Week, (Mon to Sun, 5 days per wk)


We are looking for fully qualified butchers to bring their butchery & traditional customer service skills to our busy counters. Interacting with customers, giving advice on the product including how to cook it, you’ll see and use opportunities to sell more product and all the time you’ll smile, laugh and build a good relationship with your customers. Plus, whilst you’re doing all of this you will be mentoring the Counter Assistants.



Working across our Greater Belfast Stores




  • CASTLEREAGH – 25 -35 hours per week
  • FLOATER (BELFAST, BANGOR, N’ARDS) – 40 – 48 hours per week


The life of a Retail Butchery Counter Assistant is interesting & varied.
Working Monday to Sunday, the counter can be busy, and when it’s a bit quieter then it’s about making sure the Primacy Counter gleams.

As a trainee butcher you’ll be interacting with customers, giving advice on the product including how to cook it, you’ll see and use opportunities to sell more product and all the time you’ll smile, laugh and build a good relationship with your customers.

Successful candidates may have previous customer service experience, however, an outgoing, confident manner and ability/willingness to learn new skills in a catering/food environment will be just as helpful to get you started and we will teach you the rest.

And don’t forget, once you’ve worked through our Counter Assistant Training Program if you want to progress further, you can apply for our Management Training Scheme.



  • Average full time wage of £17,550 for 25 year olds
  • Attractive career progression program
  • Use of Tesco heavily subsidised canteen
  • Discounted company product
  • Expanding Company
  • Family owned, secure business
  • Opportunities to work in other stores
  • Uniform provided
  • Free parking




Training is provided for interested candidates. We also operate a Career Progression Programme that could lead to salary increments and on to our Supervisor Programme. In recognition of our skilled staff we want to promote from within so Counter Assistants can develop into Counter Manager’s roles with full support from the company.

No previous experience necessary, just the right attitude to work and commitment to the role as part of a growing team.



For full details and an Application Pack please visit NI Jobs or Job Centre Online.

Alternatively, to speak to someone please contact Claire/Aine on 028 9127 0083 (option 1) between 9am – 5pm (Monday – Friday)
or email



Previous Winners of the Neighbourhood Retailer and the Training Initiative of the Year Award 2014



  • Please complete in full the Application and Equality form, clearly in black ink and in CAPITALS.
  • You may submit a CV and if require you will be asked to complete an application form later.
  • When returning the Application please separate the Equality Form and place in a sealed envelope and please do not return the job description.
  • Regretfully, any applications received after the closing date will not be processed.
  • Primacy Meats reserve the right to commence shortlisting prior to the closing date so please return your form as soon as you can.
  • Please note our preferred method of communication for interviews are via the telephone, however, if we fail to reach you we use your email address so please ensure you check your messages.
  • If you do not hear from Primacy within 2 weeks of submitting your application form then your application has not been successful and/or the role has been filled.