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Nando's UK Overview

London, England
5001 to 10000 employees
1992
Company - Private
Casual Restaurant
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
PERi-PERi is the heart and soul of Nando’s. Its story is our story. For centuries the people of Southeast Africa have used PERi-PERi to bring fire to their food. It is in Mozambique’s rich soil and blistering sunshine that the African Bird’s Eye ... Read more

Mission: To create lasting happiness


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#20)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#38), 2016 (#15)

Company Updates

  • Meet our very own Nando’s band, The 1987, who played their third ever gig last night in London. An amazing night had by all with profits from the gig going to Nando’s Fighting Malaria

    —3 days ago
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Nando's UK – Why Work For Us?


Today, there are over 350 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 way of working

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.

Room For Just About Everyone

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 (assuming it was legal), there’s almost certainly a role here with your name on it. Here’s a quick overview. Delve deeper for more.

People

  • Work experience: We’re passionate about giving real opportunities to young people across the UK. So you’ll regularly find us working alongside organisations to offer work experience in our restaurants.
  • Community activity: Our family culture means we love doing things together, and no more so than when it’s for a great cause. All over the UK, our restaurants choose to act on causes close to their hearts.
  • Diversity: We’re proud to be home to people from all kinds of different backgrounds, but to us, diversity is more than creating an inclusive culture. It’s about maximising the opportunity our diverse opinions and talents can bring to the business.

Place

  • Recycling: More than 95% of our restaurant's sort dry mixed recycling (glass, cardboard, plastic), and over 50% are able to recycle the food waste too. (Increasing every day!) We also recycle the cooking oil and even our uniforms and donate unwanted equipment and furniture to charity.
  • Heat Recovery: Our grills are hot. About 270 degrees hhhot. Since 2010 we’ve used waste heat from the grills to heat the water at our new builds and refurbishments. This means using less electricity as a result.
  • Offices: It’s not a big part of our impact, but we’ve made some changes. We segregate all our waste in our offices, fitted LED lights, switched to double-sided printing, drink Fair Trade brews and tap water, and we’ve cold-heartedly ditched plastic cups.

Product 

  • No chuckin’ our chicken: At the end of a business day, most of our restaurants freeze our excess chicken and hand it over to soup kitchens and homeless shelters.
  • Food waste: Best waste is no waste at all. However, for the unavoidable food waste, over half of our restaurants send it off to anaerobic digesters to be used as fuel to make electricity and fertiliser.
  • Sourcing policies: All our chicken is Red Tractor, even in Ireland. We’re also committed to sustainable sourcing. 100% of our soya and palm oil used as ingredients is certified sustainable.

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    "Nando's UK - more than just a job"

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    I have been working at Nando's UK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Feel part of something special, from donating chicken to local charities to all the fantastic things the company does for its people - right the way back to the chilli farmers.

    Huge focus on being more than just a job for nandocas - life skills and personal development, as well as achievable progression career paths. Fantastic internal progression rate - from nandoca through to Patrao (general managers) and much more!

    A fast paced but fun environment - work hard, play hard!

    Your opinion matters, the managers at all levels want to create a fantastic working environment for everyone.

    Well above minimum wage for all nandocas in all roles.

    Free meal every shift!

    Nando's means it when they talk about their values, they are not just a motto!

    Cons

    Generally evenings and weekends are busier but rotas are flexible.

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Nando's UK Photos

Nando's UK photo of: Nando's, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Nando's UK Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Nando's UK (London, England) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Handed my cv in and got asked there and then for an interview the next day, interview lasted 25 mins approx, very relaxed and chilled! Only got asked one question, which may vary between which Nando's you're applying to and how many candidates they have competing for the role. Very positive experience and was given a trial shift 2 days after the interview.

    Interview Questions

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