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We asked Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:
|Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work. They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.
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Drive your career further with Topaz
Drive your career further with Topaz
TOPAZ ENERGY GROUP LIMITED (“TEGL”)
Who Are We?
Topaz Energy Group Limited is the management entity that oversees the activities of all of the Topaz Group’s operations. Under the Group’s management are a number of direct active subsidiaries involved in the business of importing, storing and distributing retail and non-retail fuels across the island of Ireland. The group also has a joint venture interest in Shell and Topaz Aviation Ireland Ltd, which supplies fuels to airline operators in Ireland. The group operates its business trading operation under the ‘Topaz’ brand across the island of Ireland.
Topaz is 100% Irish owned and operated, with a €3 billion annual turnover and with over 1 million customer transactions per week on both our company owned sites and dealer network. We deliver home heating oil to over 250,000 customers on an annual basis; we sold over 4.5 million cups of coffee last year along with over 5 million newspapers; and more than 120,000 Irish drivers are Topaz Fuel Card holders. Topaz is the largest retail fuel company in Ireland with over 340 service stations across the country, and we are continuously growing, with the number of staff employed now at 2000.
TOPAZ RETAIL AND CONVENIENCE
With over 340 Topaz Service Stations across Ireland, we are the country’s largest fuel and convenience brand. 123 of our service stations are company owned and operated, with over 220 stations operated by the independent retailers of our dealer network. Our company operated business Ard Services Limited is one of the active subsidiaries which operate on behalf of the Topaz Group. Ard Services Limited own and operate the Topaz company owned service stations throughout the country. The Ard Services trading concepts for these service stations have three unique retail concepts which are customer- facing, called Topaz Restore, Topaz Express, and most recently, a brand new retail non-fuel trading concept called ‘Re.Store’.
We continue to grow and develop our business, leading the way not only in terms of being the fastest growing brand in Ireland but also growing our offering to our customers in new and innovative ways.
Topaz. That’s better.
Retail – Service station manager, Service station assistant manager, Service station supervisor, Sales Assistant
Corporate departments – Marketing, HR and Payroll, Legal, Finance, Engineering, Local Fuels, Purchasing
We offer full time, part time and individual contracts
Why Join Our Team?
The key to our business is enhancing the customer experience and that is driven by the enthusiasm and professionalism of our most valuable resource: our 2,000 employees. It is no coincidence that Topaz has been recognised as a Great Place to Work in Ireland for the past 10 years, receiving the special recognition ‘Laureate Award’ this year for our 10th consecutive accolade.
Topaz has also been recognised as a Great Place to Work in Europe (amongst over 2,000 companies representing 1.4m employees) on three separate occasions, and is the only fuels and convenience retailer on the Europe-wide list. This is due in part to how we treat our employees, with a fulfilling, rewarding and fun atmosphere. We firmly believe every team member is integral to our deliverance of continued and excellent customer service. As a result, we focus a lot of our attention on motivating and developing our employees so they excel in their roles.
Through training and development, on-the-job learning, coaching and feedback, we make sure that everyone who works here has the resources they need to build their careers. We also realise that all work and no play makes Topaz a dull company, so we have some fun along the way too. Our employees are our greatest resource, and partnership with them is vital to our ongoing success.
When you work with Topaz, how far you go is up to you. Many of our management team in Topaz started off on the shop floor.
Pay and Reward
We offer competitive pay, pensions, healthcare and additional holidays. Our rewards programmes are regularly benchmarked against a select peer group of our major competitors in the local market.
Topaz Employee Benefits
Open and Inclusive
We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment. As such, we employ a diverse workforce from differing nationalities, ages and backgrounds. With strict employment policies and practices to protect against discrimination, we ensure equal opportunities and fair treatment for all our employees.
Your nearest store can be found using the sore locator tool on our website:
Topaz is a growing business. It is the nature of our business to hire regularly. We are also opening new stores every year.