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FAQs

Careers FAQs

Get answers to your questions about our application process, interview format, onboarding and more.

Offers and Onboarding

Do I need to prove I have the Right to Work in the UK?

Yes, legally we must check all candidates Right to Work in the UK during the Recruitment process. This is typically a Passport or Full Birth Certificate along with Proof of National Insurance Number.

The original documents will be required of all candidates at the offer stage.

What happens after I have accepted an offer?

Upon acceptance, you will receive a welcome email, including a link to access your own personal onboarding portal.

You will be required to complete several online forms and tasks which must be completed prior to your start date.

You will be contacted by your manager or the recruitment team regarding your first day.

Will I need an Immigration VISA?

Following new UK Border Agency Guidelines, for roles below £25,600 we are not able to support an application for a Skilled Worker VISA. For roles above this threshold, please indicate at time of application if you believe you will need sponsorship for a Skilled Worker VISA.

Please refer to https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa for any further guidance you may require.

Will I require a DBS check?

You will be required to complete a DBS check should your role involve working with vulnerable people. This will be clearly stated on the job description. Please note: an offer of employment is subject to this check if required.

If you are successful, full instructions on how to apply will be sent to you via our onboarding portal.

Job Search and Application Process

Do you accept CVs from recruitment agencies?

We have an in-house recruitment team that recruit 95% of our roles directly. On the rare occasion that we do require the support of an agency, please be advised we do have a list of preferred suppliers which are dealt with directly via the recruitment team.

We do not accept any speculative CV’s from agencies.

Do you have any vacancies in my area?

As a growing business, we have employees based all over the UK. The majority of our 1,500 employees are based at our head office in Trowbridge, or our distribution site in Portbury. However, we have depots situated across the UK.

Please be advised that all vacancies will include the location of employment on the job adverts.

You can view all our jobs on our current vacancies page. To filter by location, please use the dropdown option at the top of the page.

If your location is not stated, there are no current vacancies in your area. Please keep checking this page as they are updated daily.

How do I apply?

Please submit your CV by clicking on the job you would like to be considered for.

View our full list of current vacancies

If you do not have a CV, please email the recruitment team at recruitment@apetito.co.uk to discuss further.

Once you have applied you can log into your account to review the status of your application, submit your application to another role, or opt to withdraw.

What is apetito’s commitment to equal opportunities?

apetito is committed to treating all employees fairly, with dignity and respect.

We recruit via a fair process and we never knowingly discriminate on any grounds, including, but not limited to: race, religion, colour, ethnicity, nationality, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or other factors.

When will I hear if my application has been successful?

We aim to contact all candidates via email within 2 weeks following the closing date of the role. We will let you know if you have been successful or unsuccessful.

If you have not received a communication from us please check your junk/spam folders.

Where can I find your privacy statement?

Why won’t my CV upload to your website?

Our system only currently accepts CV’s in the format of Microsoft Word or PDF. If you're unable to convert your CV into this format, or are experiencing problems, please email recruitment@apetito.co.ukfor further assistance.

Will I receive feedback on my application?

Due to the high number of applications we receive, we’re only able to provide you with any feedback if you have attended an interview or assessment. If you have attended an assessment or interview and not received feedback, please contact the recruitment team.

Assessments and Interviews

I have a disability, what reasonable adjustments can I expect as part of the process?

If you are invited to an assessment or interview and you require reasonable adjustments to the process because of a disability, please contact the Recruitment Team as soon as possible, we will then wherever possible make the necessary arrangements

You can email the recruitment team at recruitment@apetito.co.uk

I have been asked to do an assessment, why is this required?

As part of our process some roles require you to take an online assessment. The standard tests we ask candidates to undertake are Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning. These are set at an appropriate level for the role to which you are applying.

These assessments allow us to independently assess candidates’ abilities in these areas and ensure we have a strong level of competence across all areas of our business.

Should you pass the assessments, we would invite you to an interview to discuss your skills and experience for the role in more detail.

What is the interview format?

Typically interviews will consist of CV review, competency-based style interview questions and a check on your motivations. We will also ask about your research into our business.

If a second interview is required we may ask you to research and deliver a presentation or set task. This could also include an Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) which may form part of the questions at this second stage.

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