That’s a good question, but also a question with no definitive answer. In fact, if you asked everyone who worked for us, you’d probably get a different answer every time. For some it may be the fact that we’re the kind of name that’s on everyone’s lips. For others it may be the fact that we are a great place to work and continually invest in our people. To be on the safe side, we’ll go over a few of the reasons why people join us.

A responsible business

Of course we want to serve up unforgettably memorable Nando’s experiences every day and every night, but our responsibilities as a business go much further than that. We continually strive to make our business as good as it can be, in an environmentally and ethically responsible way.

While it’s a serious endeavour, we wouldn’t be Nando’s if we didn’t approach what we do with a whole lot of enthusiasm, fun and innovation. We like to think that’s why it’s not just one or two of us doing this, but everyone right across the business. All looking for ways to do the right thing across three key areas:


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Work experience: We’re passionate about giving real opportunities to people across Canada. So you’ll regularly find us working alongside organizations to offer work experience in our restaurants.

Community activity: Our family culture means we love doing things together, and no more so than when it’s for a great cause. All over Canada our restaurants choose to act on causes close to their hearts.

Diversity: We’re proud to be home to people from all kinds of different backgrounds, but to us diversity is more than creating an inclusive culture. It’s about maximizing the opportunity our diverse opinions and talents can bring to the business.



No chuckin’ our chicken: At the end of a business day, most of our restaurants freeze our excess chicken and hand it over to soup kitchens and homeless shelters. It’s all about changing lives together.



Casas: All of our restaurants are fitted with LED lights, some of our locations are now LEED certified (increasing every year). We are on a path to going green.
Offices: It’s not a big part of our impact, but we’ve made some changes. We segregate all our waste in our offices, fitted LED lights, switched to double-sided printing, tap water, and we’ve cold-heartedly ditched plastic cups.

Training the Nando's way

Full of fun and excitement, development for us isn’t just an afterthought or lip service.
It’s at the heart of everything we do.

We invest a great deal in helping you to be yourself at your best.

Whether that’s helping you to fulfil your full potential in your current role or help you aim even higher, we’ll work with you to make sure it happens. When you’re enjoying your experience with us, our guests find themselves smiling too.

It doesn’t matter where you join us, in the first month we’ll show you the basics and continue from there. Everyone has their own preferred way of learning, so our training programs are tailored to individual needs, putting you in control of your own journey. Whether it’s learning new skills, learning about yourself, learning from others, we’ll provide the map and guidance. You choose the route and destination. And, as with everything else at Nando’s, you can be assured that we make it fun.