Quick facts

About Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

What is it like to work for Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

The company's senior management team absolutely live and breath the FAMILY values in everything they do. They engage with the teams in various ways such as joining them on Italy trips, being involved in 5 a side football tournaments and getting involved in a big Secret Santa every year- just like one big happy family! A lot of the management team have completed a Chartered Management Institute course and as a result are fantastic ambassadors for it. They lead by example and always encourage learning at all levels.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The company have a strong culture of learning within the organisation which is built into their cultural values. Their aim is to deliver unique and tailored learning and development opportunities to all levels of their teams. The have a structured training programmes for all levels joining their teams to the teach knowledge and skills required. The company regularly refresh the knowledge of their restaurants teams through their ‘passion sessions’ which are designed to refresh existing team and inspire newer employees. These complement the daily ‘pre-shift meetings’. The aim of both is to keep restaurant team’s level of knowledge to the required standard but also to keep maintain the passion and culture for excellence. Organised trips to suppliers eg farms, markets, butchers etc, helps develop knowledge, which can be passed onto the rest of the team. This year’s focus has been growing their own chef talent. The company now offer apprenticeships to unskilled chef candidates which include an NVQ 2 qualification is professional cookery. NVQs are also offered to existing chefs who would like to further develop their skills. The company are launching a ‘chef olympics’ to allow talented chefs to stretch their cooking and creative skills. Jamie’s successfully delivering monthly ‘Foodspiration’ sessions, run by their most senior chefs for the junior chefs. They are taught new skills and knowledge on subjects not related to our menu e.g. french sauces, butchery. To ensure chef development is continual we have a unique, practical appraisal system to appeal to chefs ways of learning.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
At Jamie's they have an exciting rewards package called LoveLife. LoveLife is a programme that was designed to reward employees for their hard work. It offers learning opportunities, well being, recognition and rewards. It offers some great incentives and schemes that all employees can benefit from. LoveLife has three different elements. Love Learning, Love From Us and Spread the Love. LoveLearning offers staff innovative and inspiring ways to learn such as Foodspiration master classes, educational trips to our suppliers, NVQs, Cultural Days, International opening opportunities and a range of educational workshops. Love From Us does what it says on the tin! It is all of the additional benefits they give their employees to say thank you and Big Love! The company offer sabbaticals, discounts, bike to work scheme and gold club membership. In head office they also offer a Breakfast Club benefit which is tasty free breakfast every morning and free fruit all day every day! Spread the Love is all of the extra ways the company can keep their team engaged and in tune with their FAMILY values. This includes Ambassador of the Month for team members and a Make it Happen Manager award for Managers. There is also a top trainer incentive scheme.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    63% / 37%

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