Frequently asked careers questions
Where should I look for jobs at Whitbread?
Search our online vacancies for operational or field-based roles and head office roles with our six different brands.
How do I apply for a role within a specific Whitbread brand?
Once you’re on our job search page, you can choose a brand, job type or location.
Where do I send my CV?
Use our job search page and follow the instructions for applying online. This will include uploading your CV, so make sure you have it available.
I’ve just finished school/college and don’t have any work experience: can I still apply?
Most of our management vacancies will require relevant employment experience. However, our team leader and team member roles are recruited at a local level. You can go to any of our sites and request an application form.
What happens next in the application process?
Your application will be reviewed. If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to a phone or face-to-face interview with a member of our recruitment team. Operational roles will include an assessment day.
How long does it take to find out if I was successful?
The time taken for reviewing applications varies from role to role. Our aim is to respond to applications as soon as possible – we’ll let you know whatever the outcome of your application.
I’ve applied to Whitbread before and was unsuccessful. Can I reapply?
You may reapply for the same role after 12 months since your original application.
I’m worried about recruitment fraud, what do I do about it?
We’ve discovered that some individuals and organisations are contacting people to offer false employment opportunities in Whitbread businesses. We’re taking this matter extremely seriously, and are working with the authorities to stop this.
We hope to stop victims falling for this scam by letting you know about it.
What’s recruitment fraud?
Recruitment fraud is offering fictitious job opportunities. It normally works through online services like bogus websites or unsolicited emails claiming to be from Whitbread or our businesses. Recipients are asked for personal information and ultimately payments to progress false applications.
How to identify recruitment fraud
- You might be asked to complete bogus recruitment documentation, such as application forms, terms and conditions of employment or visa forms (the Whitbread name and logo might be included on these documents)
- You might be asked for personal information very early on, like your address details, date of birth, CV, passport details, bank details, etc
- You’ll be asked to contact other companies or individuals, such as lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, courier companies, visa or immigration processing agencies, etc
- Email correspondence is often sent from (or to) free web-based email accounts such as Yahoo.com, Yahoo.co.uk, Gmail.com, Googlemail.com, Live.com, etc
- The perpetrators often use mobile or platform telephone numbers (beginning with +44(0)70) instead of Whitbread phone numbers
- The perpetrators may offer to pay a large percentage of any fees requested, but ask you to pay “the remaining amount”
- There’s an insistence on urgency
How you should respond:
- Save all messages for further investigation, including the original subject line, complete headers and complete message body
- Contact your local police and provide them with all information you have
- Respond to unsolicited business propositions or job offers from sources you don’t recognise
- Disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you don’t know
- Send any money: we will NEVER ask for money transfers or payments to secure a job, either as an employee or as a contractor
- Continue communications if you believe the offers may be fraudulent