Whitbread PLC careers
Working for Whitbread

Whitbread Plc 17 Image 4Whitbread is the power behind some of the UK’s most successful, much-loved hospitality brands including Premier Inn, Beefeater Grill, Brewers Fayre, Table Table, Taybarns and Costa Coffee. We do this through our winning teams who make everyday experiences for our customers special so they come back time and time again.

Our brands are all household names, but it's our people who keep them that way. We are always looking for people who are genuine, confident and committed (our core values), and maximise the potential of our people to make being part of Whitbread not just a job but a career. We offer excellent training and development opportunities plus additional benefits to make sure they stay around, and we recently celebrated being No. 10 in The Sunday Times Top 25 ‘Best Big Companies to Work For’ list. We employ over 40,000 people worldwide and serve more than 11 million customers every month in the UK.

Organisation name: Whitbread PLC
Address: Whitbread Court, Houghton Hall Business Park, Porz Avenue, Dunstable, LU5 5XE
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.whitbread.co.uk

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GCSE/ 'A' level/ Standard Grade/ Highers

Further qualifications or not going to university? Any employee joining us can enrol on our management development programmes which are designed to support you as you progress through the management roles. These programmes are now mapped to nationally recognised qualifications all the way up to the equivalent of a Foundation level degree so you really can earn whilst you learn.

We offer a number of opportunities to become part of the Whitbread team. This could be in one of our stores or in supporting our store network in a functional role at our Support Centre such as in Customer Care or Operations. Qualifications required will depend on the role.

Benefits: • Career progression programmes • A Whitbread privilege card (get 25% off all our brands, at any time) • 'Your Benefits' - your personal interactive discounted shopping portal • Optional Whitbread Group pension fund • Our employee assistance programme

For more information please visit: http://www.whitbread.co.uk/whitbread/careers.html or http://www.whitbread.co.uk/whitbread/careers/training/shootingstars.html


The Whitbread apprenticeship programme offers industry-leading, nationally recognised Apprenticeships in a range of roles from Receptionist to Chef. Our apprenticeship is a framework of qualifications that helps our people to develop their skills while they work. It includes an NVQ at level 2, but also enables our people to develop key communication and maths skills. Unlike others within the sector, this is a fully-funded scheme available no matter what your previous qualifications or age.

Benefits: • Recognised NVQ qualification • Most apprentices complete the programme within 6 months

For more information please visit: http://www.whitbread.co.uk/whitbread/careers/training/apprenticeshipprogramme.html

Graduate & Post-graduate training programme

We offer graduate schemes in Finance and HR. Whether you join Costa Coffee, Premier Inn Hotels and Restaurants or our Group finance division, you can be sure that your career will be varied, fast-paced and challenging.

If you are more interested in Operations we also offer a fast track development scheme for graduates working in our busy sites.

Benefits: as above, plus • Starting salary of £22,000 to £26,000, depending on the department you join • BUPA healthcare • 10% bonus scheme • Sharesave scheme (SAYE) • 25 days holiday

For more information please visit: http://www.whitbread.co.uk/whitbread/careers/graduateprogramme.html

Work placements with combined qualifications

Our ‘Work Inspiration’ aimed at 15-16 year olds offers a variety of work experience opportunities.

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