Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Contract Caterer
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    • Sanderum House, Oakley Road, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, OX39 4TW

About Talkington Bates

What is it like to work for Talkington Bates


Talkington Bates visit local colleges and schools for chefs where they hold live Q&A or surgery sessions. Their offices are open plan and senior management hot desk, they always operate an open door policy. They have a staff forum on the intranet with an intranet based ‘Ask the leader’ system and the leader/ senior management interact with employees during regular site visits. The leader of the organisation in particular knows all staff by their first names, visit all sites on a regular basis and takes a personal interest in all staff.

My Manager
My Manager

Talkington Bates have training programmes on the intranet for their managers and offer pay/ support for external management qualifications through NLP and external training facilitators. Individual training plans are set and 360 feedback is given at 6 monthly appraisals. All managers have a mentor as well as external coaching/ mentoring through Skills south east. Managers regularly attend seminars on employment law as well as field trips to other sites, suppliers and high street organisations.


Talkington Bates support employees in quitting smoking by giving them time off to visit the Doctor. They also have a healthy eating policy, a Company Dietician who gives advice and stress awareness courses. Talkington Bates work with different organisations through the InVOLve network to provide support for other mental health issues. Talkington Bates say they take each individual and look at their circumstances - i.e if they have an employee who is undergoing treatment in some circumstances they will reduce their hours per day but still pay a full salary.

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  • Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

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  • Male : Female:

    41% / 59%

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35


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