Mission: At Waitrose, we believe in championing British produce, treading lightly on the environment, supporting responsible sourcing and treating people fairly. We believe that everything we do goes into everything you taste. This is our way of doing business and we call it The Waitrose ...
As Waitrose partners, we want to know where our food comes from, how it has been produced and what it contains.
It all starts with long-term relationships with our farmers and suppliers,
and continues with our beliefs in championing British produce,
supporting responsible sourcing, treating people fairly and treading lightly on the environment.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a modern term, but one which encapsulates the ideals and principles of our founder, John Spedan Lewis.
Being a farmer itself, makes Waitrose more aware than most of the issues facing British farmers and their produce. Read more about our farm.
Origins of our food
The careful way in which we source our food is the cornerstone of how we do business - both with British suppliers and those from other countries.
At Waitrose, we believe in championing British produce, treading lightly on the environment, supporting responsible sourcing and treating people fairly. We believe everything we do goes into everything you taste.
We build long-term relationships with our farmers and suppliers, working sustainably to deliver quality produce that helps our customers get the best possible products to help them to live more healthily.
We believe in making the right choices for the environment – by reducing packaging, waste, CO2 emissions and responsibly sourcing our food.
Treating people fairly
We believe in treating our customers, Partners, farmers and suppliers fairly, as well as supporting local charities through Community Matters.
Helping you make healthier choices
If you’re finding it hard to know what’s good for you, look out for our Good Health label. It’s a sign that you’re not only making delicious choices, but nutritious ones too.
I worked at Waitrose part-time
Really enjoyed my time in this role, colleagues supportive at all times, quickly felt part of the team despite it being my first job as a 16 year old
Did not have any bad experiences with management, colleagues or customers
Advice to Management
Thank you for having me, would love to get the opportunity to return for holiday and further seasonal work
I applied online. I interviewed at Waitrose (London, England) in September 2017.
I applied online and after completing the online tests, I was invited to attend an interview.
First taken to a room and had to complete a form about details and availability etc. There were 12 people there and we got split into two groups and were taken into separate rooms to complete the group assessment. There were 3 managers in the room assessing us. The task itself was fairly easy; we were given 5 different customers all with different specifications/needs and we had to match the appropriate food item to each one. All about communicating with the group and talking about the decisions made.
After that, we then went back into the main room with the other group and were called one by one for our individual interview. Again this was fairly easy, the woman interviewing me was really nice and friendly which helped calm my nerves. I was asked standard questions like "Describe a time/Give an example of ..." just make sure you have a lot of examples ready in your head.
At the start of the process the recruiter said she would contact us within 20 to 25 days to say whether we got the job or not, but I received a call the next morning informing me that I had got the job! Overall I had a very positive experience.