Working at Walkers
A family owned and run business for over 120 years with one constant passion… to bake ‘The World’s Finest Shortbread’.
First, we would like to share our story with you and showcase our unique heritage as a family business.
Our guiding principles
Our heritage and desire to continue providing only the very best quality products is integral to everything we do, and as such, has shaped our guiding principles which are...
People are the core of our business and we value their honesty, their loyalty, and the hard work they do. Our place in the community is of great importance to us and we aim to provide as much employment as possible to our local community. Together we all work towards our common goal of delivering the highest possible quality of product in as ethical a way as possible.
Our Directors are "hands on" in the business and we have an informal approach across the whole business, with everyone on first name terms and an open-door policy in place.
Despite being such a large company our traditional family values still hold true and many generations of local families have both started and finished their working career with us which helps us to keep these values alive. Here at Walkers, you are not just a number - we genuinely care about our people.
A fair, safe place to work
Our working practices meet the requirements of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI). We ensure that everyone is trained and that we operate in safe, hygienic working conditions. Health and Safety compliance and best practice training is carried out in all our factories and we monitor our Health and Safety performance at all levels.
We believe that if we want commitment from you, you need commitment from us and therefore we do not operate zero hour contracts. Our pay and benefits are one of the best in the area.
- Free transport available from many locations in Moray to our factories in Aberlour.
- 25% employee discount when purchasing our product from our own shops.
- A subsidised canteen service.
- An attendance bonus.
- Auto-enrollment into our pension scheme after 3 months.
- Generous holiday allowance which increases with length of service.
- Generous overtime payment.
Career opportunities & investing in our people
We believe in finding the right people, recruiting them, and then keeping them within the business. We promote from within where possible, and are committed to providing the training, support, and opportunity to give all our employees a long and rewarding career with our company.
Many of our management and more specialised roles are filled by team members that started in the core of our business as seasonal employees packing shortbread. Throughout their career with the company they have gained promotion through many levels with support from both our in-house training programme and external courses.
We have a well-established factory training programme with pay increases upon completion of certain stages. That all begins on day one with your induction.
We handle a large volume of enquiries throughout the year, and when you apply for work with us you will receive an automated reply. Please be assured that we will review all applicants and endeavour to respond within a 4-week period. Most of our vacancies tend to be factory based however if you have an interest in other areas of our business we are always on the lookout for bright, motivated, professional and passionate people to join our team and are happy to discuss speculative applications.