Thomas Warburton and his wife Ellen first opened their grocery shop in 1870, but it wasn't until 1876 during a slump in the grocery market when Ellen Warburton started baking bread. Ellen's first batch of four loaves of bread and six cakes sold out in under an hour. A family business established in 1876, Warburtons is now run by the fifth generation –
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Our family is nearly 5,000 people strong, each and every one playing their part to get fresh bread from oven to store every day. They’re a pretty amazing bunch. Our people are like our family at work and, like every strong family, we share the same values, have common goals and support each other to achieve. Our values guide our decisions and our Success Factors provide a guiding framework to the way we work. From recruitment and selection to recognition and reward, they play a vital role in shaping Warburtons future. At Warburtons, we’re proud of our homegrown talent. For over 130 years, our amazing people have taken us from strength to strength. We’re growing, we’re making innovations that will keep us way ahead of the competition, and we want Warburtons people to grow with us. That's why we're Proud To Be Warburtons.
We can get your driving career going in the right direction. Our drivers are right at the heart of our business, so we show how important they are to us every day in the way we care about them and make them feel part of the family – wherever they are on the road! Our famous Warburtons vehicles have state-of the art telematics, sat nav and tracking, and the pride we take in their maintenance reflects the pride we take in our brand and our quality products. We’re always looking for ways to improve our fleet and have recently added a 16 tonne 100% electric truck! We have a Driver Academy which offers a robust Driver Development Programme that is tailored to support individuals to become the best drivers and to get you on the road to success. Our driver academy enables us to develop drivers internally or bring new talent to the business, and build a sustainable pipeline of drivers of the future.
Helping our people to progress
Training and development is at the heart of our business, and we are proud to have won awards for our talent management programmes and practices. Our programmes for learning and development are highly respected and world-class. Personal development of each and every employee is in our plan and is a priority for us. Alongside skills development, our management and leadership programmes are recognized throughout the company as being ‘best in class’. Those who aspire to or are joining in a management and leadership role will be able to access and benefit from a wide range of development offerings. The key to our commitment is to ensure that our people are growing to the best of their abilities and developing in whatever way they would like to with a range of high-quality opportunities to choose from. They are in the driving seat, but we are always right there beside them.
What makes us proud?
• It is our aim for everyone to feel motivated and inspired to work for Warburtons through an open and honest exchange of views and ideas • We live by our values of family, ambition, responsibility, quality and care. This runs through everything that we do and everything that we believe in. • We place great emphasis on developing home grown talent by nurturing our people and planning for their future development • We are committed to our employees' personal and professional development and recognise that the performance of our people is key to the continued success of the organisation