Human Resources

Human resources

We’re all about people, whether employees or customers.

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So it goes without saying that it takes a special kind of talent to help us find, keep and train the kind of staff who will bring our values to life. Join us and you’ll discover just why HR is such an essential ingredient in our business.


Employee benefits

• Bonus scheme (differs according to role)
• Car allowance (with some roles)
• Private health cover (with some roles)
• Season ticket scheme
• Employee discount scheme – dine out with your family and friends and you will receive up to 50% off the bill at most times of the week (25% at other times)
• Paid holiday
• Pension scheme – available for all employees to join
• Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave – we offer an enhanced scheme to eligible employees
• Company sick pay scheme
• Career breaks – eligible employees can take a ‘sabbatical’ break from work
• Childcare vouchers – we operate a childcare voucher scheme in line with current rules
• Health cash plans – we offer a wide range of health schemes through our partner provider
• Life insurance benefit – after 1 year’s service, employees are entitled to a death-in-service payment of 4 times their average basic earnings


Training and development

When you join us, you’ll first have an induction period. You’ll spend time gaining an understanding of the business and getting to grips with your role and department. We’ll probably also give you some time in a restaurant, so you experience what we are about from the ground up. During the induction, you’ll meet key restaurant support and operational people, to start to build your network of contacts – and you’ll also complete some e-learning modules to complement your learning.

Ongoing training is provided to ensure all employees are kept up to date with new initiatives and procedures. This is delivered via our e-learning system, by 1-to-1 sessions or as a group session in team meetings.


Recruitment process

You can search for roles on the Careers section of our website. You should then apply online for any vacancy you want to be considered for. This will take you about 10-15 minutes. After applying, the specific process depends on the role but the most common aspects are explained below. If your application is successful, you will normally be invited to take part in a 30 minute telephone interview, with a member of the recruitment team. If successful at that stage, you will be invited to a face-to-face assessment. The format of this is role specific, but will include a detailed interview.

You may also be asked to complete some online psychometric assessments – these can show us your preferred style of working and what motivates you in life, or they may focus on specific technical skills. These can be used to inform your initial career development meeting and ongoing training needs.

We like to look after our candidates. So after you’ve invested time completing the tests, we make sure you get a copy of the results to review at your leisure. We will email your results report, whether you get the job or not.

Finally, we will let you know our decision of course – usually within 5 working days.


Recruitment venues

Your face-to-face assessment venue depends on what role you apply for and where the role is based. Our main support office is in London. We also have another London office in Uxbridge, where some of our Finance, I.T. and Loss Prevention departments are situated. Our in-house bakery, that makes the delicious dough for all of our sites, is based in Witney, Oxfordshire.


Right to work in the UK

Please bring the following documents with you on your assessment day, as well as a colour photocopy of each that we will keep for our files:-
• Proof of your National Insurance number
(i.e. National Insurance Card, P60, a P45 dated within the last 3 months, or a letter issued by HMRC or your previous employer)
AND
• A valid passport, plus colour copies of both front cover and main page OR
• A full birth certificate (if born in the UK or Northern Ireland) OR
• An identity card (European countries only), with copies of both front and back
AND
• Proof of your right to work in the UK
(e.g. a visa, or worker registration scheme letter for European A8 Countries’ nationals only, or Blue/Yellow registration card for Croatian nationals only)
All supporting documents need to be valid and in date. If your name on your passport or other document is different to your current name, please bring proof of your name change (e.g. marriage certificate or name change by deed poll document).
Unfortunately, we will not be able to make any offer of employment and you will not be eligible to work for PizzaExpress until you have provided the appropriate ID and eligibility information. Also, if you don’t bring these documents with you to your assessment, we will have to rearrange it to a later date.


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