Background

If there's one thing that comes close to matching the variety of our food menu, it's the choice of careers on offer. You could start out working on the restaurant floor or grilling chicken as Nandoca, or, if you've got the right skills and experience, jump straight in at management level, helping to run an entire restaurant. We also run a great fast track development programme for our ambitious assistant managers or of course there are a number of roles behind the scenes in our Central Support office.

Its not just PERi-PERi Chicken......

A spice so nice, it's been named twice. PERi-PERi will put a fire in your belly and ignite passion in your soul. Some say it’s because we marinate our chickens overnight, so that the flavour goes right through to the bone. Others believe that regular basting with Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce while it sizzles away is the key. Another group is convinced that it’s our method of butterfly-grilling on an open flame. We reckon it’s all this and more.

A career in Nando's...

If there's one thing that comes close to matching the variety of our food menu, it's the choice of careers on offer. You could start out working on the restaurant floor or grilling chicken as Nandoca, or, if you've got the right skills and experience, jump straight in at management level, helping to run an entire restaurant. We also run a great fast track development programme for our ambitious assistant managers or of course there are a number of roles behind the scenes in our Central Support office.

Sit back and relax with our stylish restaurants

Each one of our restaurants has its own special design. Doing things this way has meant a little more work, but we reckon it’s really worth the effort and the result is pretty unique. We love big, happy gatherings, seeing and hearing children, and we reckon guests eating with fingers is just fine! Which is why at Nando’s we only have two rules… smile and enjoy!

Benefits of joining the Nando's team

These are some of the benefits available in Nando's - as you grow with us so do your benefits.


  • Bonus Schemes
  • 29 days holidays
  • 4 week sabbatical after every 5 years!
  • 20% discount when visiting Nando's with friends and family
  • Free Nando's on days worked
  • Restaurant fun budgets
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Assistant and Patrao conference (well when we say conference we've been to South Africa, Brazil!)
  • Quarterly regional drinks evenings - including a themed Christmas party for all Nandocas
  • Annual family fun day - all Nandoca's can invite their families for a party in the park!
  • You can become a partner in Nando's once you manage your own restaurant
  • There are a load of other benefits too, but if we listed them all here you'd never get around to applying!

The Nando's Story

It all started in 1987, in a suburb of Johannesburg called Rosettenville. A man named Fernando Duarte invited Robbie Brozin to a humble eatery to try some mouth watering PERi-PERi chicken. The rest, as they say, is history. Five years later, Nando's landed in the UK and then in 2008 in Ireland. When it did, we made a decision: to put as much passion into our people, as we do our chicken. That's because, as extraordinary as it may sound, chicken alone doesn't make us who we are. It's the people that make the chicken.


"The Nando's way of life has always been based around our five key values; Pride, Passion, Family, Integrity and Courage. We have the courage to stick to our principles, to face up to daily challenges and to make bold, brave decisions when required. We have the integrity to do what we say and think is right for ourselves and for Nando's. We have visible passion for people and our PERI-PERI chicken. This passion is contagious, we embrace and treasure our family values. These values are not just words. Walk into any Nando's restaurant and you will see a family of Nandocas creating the life and soul of Nando's".

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