Majestic Wine has announced it is “reaching out to the HR team” at Carphone Warehouse to see if the wine retailer can find new roles for any of the 2000 employees affected by the closure of the 531 standalone stores.

In a statement, Majestic said: “Following the news that Dixons Carphone will be closing all standalone Carephone Warehouse stores across the UK, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this sudden news. As a company which has come through our own period of uncertainty, we can fully sympathise with the staff on the ground.

“Majestic is reaching out to the HR team at Carphone Warehouse to see if we can help find new roles for any of the 2000+ employees affected; so if you know of anyone looking to continue their journey in specialist retail please do get in touch and we will give all applicants priority.

“If you are looking for a long-term switch into the fantastic world of wine, we would love to hear from you.”

The retailer suggests interested applicants can get in touch with its Talent team directly via LinkedIn. The contacts in this team are Jenny Hodge, Robert Forrest and Lily De Franca. Vacancies are also advertised on Majestic’s website.