“I was very new to restaurants and over the past year and a half, I have moved from bingo to chicken and I am learning every day - I love it! I really like the teams we have in our restaurants, as we say it’s the people who make the chicken! Every one of our restaurants I have worked in have made me feel like I am part of a family, to me this is the most special and unique thing to have experienced” – Harvey, the Patrao (General Manager) of our Bedford restaurant
“I love being a Buddy Trainer at Nando's. Not only has it helped me in developing my own soft skills in areas such as organisational ability, confidence and working under pressure, but I really get a full sense of achievement from bringing the best out in our team. I never ever leave work not smiling or feeling proud of what I have managed to achieve for the day” - Bernie from our St Andrews restaurant
Today, there are over 400 Nando’s restaurants in the UK, but our story starts long before the first UK restaurants opened here in West London suburb of Ealing. It’s a story of discovery, passion and ambition. It’s an evolving story too, so while we always look back on where we’ve come from with pride, it’s where we’re going next that really gets us excited. Have a read for yourself and see if you agree.
Our main aim is to simply create memorable experiences for everyone who has a bit (or a lot) of Nando’s in their life – our customers, communities, founders and suppliers. In fact, it’s everyone we work with. How do we do it? Good question.
It really comes down to the fact that we genuinely care for one another. We want everyone in our family to be happy and succeed, so we keep an eye out for each other, inspire each other and celebrate with each other.
Our informal approach to work means we don’t take ourselves too seriously, and that everyone can be true to themselves. Who we are at work is who we are at home.
Since the very beginning, our values have been our guiding light. Pride, passion, courage, integrity and most of all family, are the 5 things we live and breathe, every day.
Everyone at Nando’s has their own story relating to one or more of our values…
"Why Nando’s?" That’s a good question, but also a question with no definitive answer. In fact, if you asked everyone who worked for us, you’d probably get a different answer every time. For some it may be the fact that we’re the kind of name that’s on everyone’s lips. For others it may be the fact that we’ve won awards for being a great place to work and continually invest in our people. To be on the safe side, we’ll go over a few of the reasons why people join us.
We invest a great deal in helping you to be yourself at your best. Whether that’s helping you to fulfil your full potential in your current role or help you aim even higher, we’ll work with you to make sure it happens. When you’re enjoying your experience with us, our customers find themselves smiling too.
It doesn’t matter where you join us, in the first month we’ll show you the basics and continue from there. Everyone has their own preferred way of learning, so our training programmes are tailored to individual needs, putting you in control of your own journey. Whether it’s learning new skills, learning about yourself, learning from others, we’ll provide the map and guidance. You choose the route and destination. And, as with everything else at Nando’s, you can be assured that we make it fun.
Decisions, decisions. Deciding which role is right for you is probably up there with working out which bite to go for after you’ve just ordered the Wing Roulette. The good thing is, it doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done in the past, there’s almost certainly a role here with your name on it. Here’s a quick overview. Delve deeper for more.
Nando's are looking for a Benefits Advisor to join our ever expanding People Team.
To apply visit: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/803566579/
At Nando’s Central Support, we are extremely passionate about what we do and are looking for an equally passionate individual to take on the role as Benefits Advisor on an initial 12 month fixed term contract.
It’s an exciting time in Nando’s - we’ve recently introduced new benefits and are looking to launch more in the near future. With that in mind, we are looking for someone with the passion to help with our existing benefits to make the best possible impact for our Nandocas (Nando’s employees). As well as that, we need someone to help identify and launch new benefits brilliantly, making sure every one of our 16,000 Nandocas feels truly valued. The successful person will also manage end-to-end projects and help shape our benefits.
The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience in the reward/benefits space. Strong planning, organisation and communication skills are vital for the success in this role. Equally so, your ability to make things happen by working collaboratively with many different people across multiple teams will be key. These softer skills will be complemented by your naturally analytical and curious mind. You will be able to build and test theories and think commercially.
Growing Others is at the heart of Nando’s and in the 12 months in this role. You’ll be in an environment that allows you to learn, develop and provides opportunity, to stretch and challenge. All while being given the appropriate guidance, support and direction when needed.
So what’s in it for you?
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the award winning People Team at Nando’s, and an extremely exciting time to be involved with Reward as we grow this part of our business. If this opportunity ignites your passion and making things happen is what gets you out of bed in the morning, please apply today.
So if this sounds like the role and company for you then please apply.
To apply visit: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/803566579/
I have been working at Nando's UK full-time (More than 5 years)
Autonomy to run your business the way you feel is the right way.
Huge investment in the development of their people.
As a Patrao I get to be a part of more around the region and have a positive impact not just in my restaurant but in the region as well as the company.
Very well looked after with a strong emphasis on work life balance and some amazing financial incentives as well.
Biggest thing is they embrace the differences in people and help you bring out the best in others whilst improving yourself along the way.
Genuinley cannot think of much other than it would be good to see more restaurants open in the north west.
Advice to Management
Be yourself and really push your boundaries because the company will support you 100%
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Nando's UK (London, England) in January 2015.
really fun lots of people, there was a big group and everyone was really nice. they told us about the company and we asked question and had to talk a little about ourselves
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