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Nando's UK & IRE Overview

London, England
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Casual Restaurants
£500 million to £1 billion (GBP) 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 run restaurants brilliantly and to create lasting happiness for our Nandocas, customers, communities, suppliers and founders.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#19), 2018 (#29), 2017 (#20)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#34), 2018 (#17), 2017 (#38), 2016 (#15)

Company Updates

  • Our very own Nando’s band, The 1987, made an epic return to the stage last night for a special gig with a few new faces in their line-up. A grand old time had by the hundreds in attendance for a good cause with all ticket and merch sale proceeds going to Nando’s Fighting Malaria, protecting over 6000 lives for a year. Who said Tuesdays have to be boring?

  • “I joined Nando’s with an eye on growth and development, mainly professionally. I’ve had that opportunity, but the main thing has been personal growth and the chance to work with some incredible people on amazing projects. I’ve been supported at every step, and encouraged to put as much of myself into my work as I am comfortable with. Other companies I’ve worked for have been more rigid or formal, but it’s the interaction, fun and honesty here that allows us to get things done” – Michele, our Head of Construction

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Nando's UK & IRE – Why Work With Us?

Today, there are over 400 Nando’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland, but our story starts long before the first UK restaurant opened in the 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, there’s almost certainly a role here with your name on it. Here’s a quick overview. Delve deeper for more.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Nando's are looking for a Software Engineer to join our ever-expanding Technology Team.

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Our Tech team is on a journey to ‘being truly digital’ by creating digitally enabled experiences expected by future generations. This means we need people who are passionate and agile to work in our fast-growing evolving team. It’s a very exciting time to join our Tech team!


Would you be interested in solving some of today’s complex hospitality problems by creating innovative solutions using an open technology toolset? Well, you’re in luck, we’re looking for an experienced Full Stack Engineer to join our team. The projects we’re working on are innovative and will change the fast-casual dining experience forever.


As a Software Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, deploying and maintaining innovative solutions using the latest tools and technologies. Software Engineers work in conjunction with Technical Leads and focus on delivering through the entire stack what is required for our solutions, be that backend services, systems integrations or rich user interfaces.


What skills do I need?


·       Proficiency in programming languages such as; Golang, Python, Node & C#

·       Proven experience working as a Software Engineer

·       Proven experience of agile practices

·       Interest in designing, analysing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems

·       Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive

·       Ability to debug and optimise code and automate routine tasks


If you want to be part of a company who truly live and breathe their values, works hard and has a whole lot of fun in the process then apply today. 

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Nando's UK & IRE Reviews

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    "Perfect job"

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    I have been working at Nando's UK & IRE full-time (More than 10 years)


    Amazing food , after 5 years sabbatical


    No cons it is amazing

    Advice to Management

    Work hard, enjoy what you do and you will be successful

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Nando's UK & IRE Photos

Nando's UK & IRE photo of: The team at our new Eltham restaurant
Nando's UK & IRE photo of: A meeting room in our UK & Ireland Central Support office
Nando's UK & IRE photo of: Reception at our UK & Ireland Central Support office
Nando's UK & IRE photo of: Our beautiful Vauxhall restaurant
Nando's UK & IRE photo of: Team Dundee Camperdown
Nando's UK & IRE photo of: Grocery team trip to Amsterdam
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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Nando's UK & IRE (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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