About Whitbread plc

We’re the UK’s biggest hospitality company, employing over 43,000 people. Our winning teams make everyday experiences special for millions of customers around the world every month. Over the past five years we have created 15,000 UK jobs by adding hundreds more hotels, coffee shops and restaurants. Our much-loved brands include Premier Inn, Costa, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill, Table Table and Taybarns. In the UK we now have around 2,500 hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. Worldwide, we have over 1000 Costa stores in 30 countries and seven Premier Inn hotels in India and the Middle East, with more on the way.

Facts & Figures

Number of employees 40000
Number of active countries 28

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Whitbread plc

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Formal sessions
  • Participation structures
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet or internal groups on social media
  • Instant messaging (e.g. MSN/Skype/Connector)
  • Social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)
  • Special/social events
  • Employee surveys

Development Programmes

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Talent management/high performer programmes
  • Leadership development programmes
  • Coaching/mentoring programmes
  • Peer support programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • General training programmes
  • Industry-related/job specific training programmes
  • Self-selected training
  • International exchange programmes

Benefits

  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • Phone or smartphone allowance
  • Laptop
  • Entertainment allowance
  • Gym or gym subsidy
  • Home Internet connection
  • Health insurance
  • Meal subsidies or subsidised canteen services
  • Sabbatical/approved extended leave of absence
  • Extended maternity leave/payment (above legal requirements)
  • Study leave (time)
  • Study support (financial or other)
  • Other insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance-related bonuses based on individual/team performance
  • Profit sharing/variable pay based on the organisation's performance
  • Share options

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Compressed working hours
  • Flexi-time working
  • Job-sharing
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Self-rostering
  • Term-time working
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Reduction in company travel