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Warburtons Overview

Bolton, England
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Food & Drink Manufacturing
£500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
Thomas Warburton and his wife Ellen first opened their grocery shop in 1870, but it wasn't until 1876 during a slump in the grocery market when Ellen Warburton started baking bread. Ellen's first batch of four loaves of bread and six cakes sold ... Read more

Mission: We are the 2nd biggest grocery brand in the UK based on sales, after Coca-Cola (Nielsen, March 2011). We have doubled in size over the last decade and jumped from 3rd to 1st most recognised bread brand in the UK in the last five years, but we're aiming to rise ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Fancy working at the largest bakery plant in Europe (if you missed it have a look through our feed for the article)?

    We're on the lookout for a HR Officer/Senior HR Advisor who is available to work from our Enfield site on a 12 month fixed term contract.

    For more details, or to apply, click on the link below and very soon you could be enjoying tea and crumpets every morning! (please note other bakery products are available on site for breakfast, for those that like to mix it up!)

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    HR Officer : Enfield

    A 12 month fixed-term contract opportunity available immediately for a HR Officer or a HR Advisor with experience of working in a fast-paced environment and at the top of your game?

  • With one more sleep to go until Christmas Day, the carollers are singing and people are doing their last minute shopping we wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Crustmas!


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Warburtons – Why Work For Us?

Being a family business doesn’t just mean being a Warburton. It means being part of a team that works together and shares in success together. A family you can join, feel part of, grow with and call your own.

Our people are like our family at work and, like every strong family, we share the same values, have common goals and support each other to achieve. Our values guide our decisions and our Success Factors, provide a guiding framework to the way we work. From recruitment and selection to recognition and reward, they play a vital role in shaping Warburtons future.

At Warburtons, we’re proud of our homegrown talent. For over 130 years, our amazing people have taken us from strength to strength.  We’re growing, we’re making innovations that will keep us way ahead of the competition, and we want Warburtons people to grow with us.

That's why

Nobody becomes a master baker overnight, or a HR Manager, Accountant or Driver for that matter. Training and development is at the heart of our business. We can’t deliver quality products unless our team is of a similar quality. Our programmes for learning and development are highly respected and world-class. We empower people to make choices and do the right thing. This comes from knowing your role inside out, innovating and seizing the potential to learn more.

We are proud to have won awards for our talent management programmes and practices. Developing your career is an ongoing process – we need people who embrace change, take control and make sure their career is going the way they want it to, both professionally and personally. They are in the driving seat, but we’re right beside them.

Personal development of each and every employee is in our plan and is a priority for us.  Alongside skills development, our management and leadership programmes are recognized throughout the company as being ‘best in class’.  Those who aspire to or are joining in a management and leadership role will be able to access and benefit from a wide range of development offerings.


Key to our commitment is to ensure that our people are growing to the best of their abilities.

As a fifth generation family business, we know how important families are and are committed to helping them thrive by making a positive difference in our communities today, tomorrow and everyday. That’s why our community investment philosophy is simple... "Families Matter".

We have been involved with our communities for many years but realise there is more we can do. Our strategy aims to ensure we support the local communities we serve while also bringing value to our people and our business.

How we support our communities: 

To view a copy of our Community Investment Report for 2016/17 follow the link below -

As one of The Sunday Times top best big companies to work for (2017/18), we can get your driving career going in the right direction. We’re proud of who we are and what we do. And we show it everyday in the way we care about our drivers and make sure they feel not only part of the Warburtons family, but right at the heart of it.

Our vehicles have state-of the art telematics, sat nav and tracking and the pride we take in their maintenance, reflects the pride we take in our brand and our quality products.

At Warburtons, we’re proud of our homegrown talent. As part of our Driver Academy we offer a robust Driver Development Programme that is tailored to support individuals to become the best drivers and to progress their driving career with Warburtons.

Our driver academy enables us to develop drivers internally or bring new talent to the business, and build a sustainable pipeline of drivers for the future. The academy provide a development pathway into a driving career to meet our workforce needs for the future.

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    "A national company with a family feel !"

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    A family company with a huge reputation for high quality baked products. Warburtons success can be attributed to the quality of products and the dedication and passion of its employees to remain top in a very competitive market.

    Warburtons has a great track record of investment ,innovation and growth and has grown substantially from a Bolton based family bakers to a national company, yet it remains true to its values.

    Working in a family company is very special. When you come to work you feel you are valued and contributing to the future success of the business.

    Salary and benefits are comparable with similar food businesses but if your looking for more than money to get you out of bed in the morning then this is the place to work!

    It’s as much about the people as anything else, and being part of a great team is probably one of the most satisfying aspects of working at Warburtons.

    Opportunities for development and progression are abundant if you have the enthusiasm and commitment to be the very best you can be .


    A bake today for tomorrow business means it can be demanding at times so flexibility is important.
    It’s a 24/7 operation so depending on the role you may be expected to work unsociable times.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping the family values at the heart of the business will always set you apart.

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Warburtons Photos

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Warburtons Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Warburtons (Wednesbury, England).


    applied online then was given online tests followed by video interview with 5 questions followed by assessment centre in main distribution centre. It was a quick process application with a few questions preliminary to the video interview.

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Warburtons Awards & Accolades

  • 30 Best Big Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2017
  • 25 Best Big Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times, 2018

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