Personnel / Training

Our personnel, training & recruitment department plays a key part in delivering the company’s vision and values to our staff at the Wethercentre and our pubs. Our role is to support making our values come alive by providing our people with the leadership and development necessary, so that J D Wetherspoon is continually recognised as a great place to work...

This is achieved by recruiting the right people, with the right attitude, providing top-quality training which exceeds the industry norm and keeping everyone engaged and focused, through excellent communications and career opportunities.

We are really proud of our achievements which include being certified as one of Britain’s Top Employers for the last 13 years. We regularly seek feedback from all of our teams and encourage everyone to send in suggestions about how we can improve continually.

A personnel adviser’s story

My career at Wetherspoon began two years ago, initially on a fixed-term contract. I soon became a permanent employee of a vibrant and successfully expanding company. My recruitment process was exceptionally efficient; during my interview, it was easy to identify the passion and commitment which the interviewers had for the company – that signalled to me that Wetherspoon is a real winner.

As a personnel adviser, I provide employee relations advice to our pub management and employees, based on our policies, procedures, employment legislation and ACAS guidelines. The department members have a great teamwork ethic and are friendly, enthusiastic and want the best for the success of the company. My successful career with Wetherspoon has involved me in various projects, attending employment law courses which now fuel my passion to accomplish my CIPD qualifications.

I would say that Wetherspoon is a very positive and vibrant place to work, with friendly people and excellent benefits, where efforts are always recognised and rewarded.