For me, the best thing about working here is the people
What we offer
We want you to feel looked after, supported, listened to and engaged with the business from day one.
At Nisbets we’ve developed a unique culture where you’ll feel looked after, supported, listened to and engaged with the business from day one. This is all down to a range of Colleague Programmes and The Kitchen - our colleague benefits and recognition platform. This helps us to all keep in touch with what is going on in the business, as well as providing bite-sized articles and information for our colleagues.
With regular team meetings, a formal appraisal process and regular one-to-ones, you’ll always know what’s happening and how you fit in.
How our people feel
of our colleagues find their work meaningful
of our colleagues are proud to work at Nisbets
of our colleagues share our values
of our colleagues feel they’re treated with respect and offered equal opportunities
Maintaining your well-being
We recognise that mental health is just as important as physical health. We have invested in a suite of wellbeing tools for our colleagues to access 24/7, including a Wellbeing Hub on our intranet, The Kitchen.
Colleagues can access articles, fitness videos and recipes under the four pillars of Mind, Move, Money and Munch. We also have an EAP Programme available for confidential support at any time, as well as workshops and training through our EAP partner and on our Personalised Online Training System, POTS.
Every Wednesday is “Welldoing Wednesday” - our initiative to empower colleagues to be active and commit to their own wellbeing. All colleagues are allocated mental health awareness training as part of our aim to grow a better understanding of mental health among our population. In 2022, we are investing in Mental Health First Aiders to support colleagues even further across the business.
Rewards and benefits
The Kitchen is our benefits and reward platform which provides you with discounts on thousands of retailers, guidance on positive physical and mental wellbeing and much more.
Refer a friend
Employee assistance programme
Cycle to work scheme
Buy the latest technology with SmartTech™
Death in service
Long service awards
Give as you earn
Our behaviours outline how we want our colleagues to behave towards others.
These take into account our past, our present, and our future, and have been designed with our people to ensure we preserve the best of our culture, whilst keeping focused on what we need to do to give our company and our people an opportunity to grow. They are used across the business, from performance management and development discussions to ensuring we recruit the best talent to help our business succeed.
Learning and development
As our business keeps on developing, we want you to do the same. That’s why we offer a wide range of opportunities for learning, development and progression.
Getting you started
From day one, we’ll make sure you have access to the skills and learning you need to contribute to our business straight away. It starts with our induction programme and being allocated a buddy. If you’re a new manager, we have a number of training opportunities to help you develop your leadership skills. Whatever team you join, you’ll also have training in all our internal software.
Developing your skills
We have a wide variety of different opportunities for you to develop your skills as you progress your career at Nisbets. Whatever level you join us at, you’ll also find a range of coaching programmes and training courses to help you build on your abilities. Our Learning Management system, POTS is where you can find our E-learning courses, interactive elements and an engaging way to learn more about Nisbets and our products.
Realising your potential
We run a number of initiatives to help you develop your knowledge and build on your experience, so you can fulfil your true potential. For example, you could have the chance to get involved in special projects. We also offer both local and International secondments and opportunities for job rotation, so you can get to learn about another area of Nisbets. And we’re always looking to promote people from within the business, so you’ll find all our vacancies advertised internally.
We offer a full range of apprenticeships across all our business areas for you to launch a successful career with us.
This includes a well-established support structure, with managers who are trained to give you the right opportunities to develop your skills and thrive in our business. We work with a variety of great providers to give you all the training you need to gain a recognised qualification and support you every step of the way. With classroom and e-learning modules, alongside the opportunities to learn on the job in one of our teams, you’ll have everything you need to build a rewarding future.
An inclusive employer
Diversity is at the heart of everything we do. Why? Because it’s not only the right thing to do, but it makes good business sense.
People from diverse backgrounds bring different thinking and perspectives to our business, helping us to make better decisions and stronger customer connections. That’s why we’ve designed a recruitment process that focuses on skills and behaviours, potential and opportunity, measured against the specific criteria for each role. And it’s why we’ll value your contribution, support your personal choices and give you opportunities to connect with other colleagues who share your experiences.
Nisbets in the Community
We aim to create better places to live, work and do business, wherever we operate around the world.
That’s where our long-term charitable project, ‘Nisbets in the Community’, comes in, supporting and empowering a variety of initiatives that deliver social value for the local communities around our sites. We employ more than 1,700 people and ‘Nisbets in the Community’ develops local programmes and networks to support the communities where our people live. This includes supporting local charitable and not-for-profit networks, as well as direct support from our people through volunteering and financial donations.