Trainee Pizza Chef – Pizza Express

22 August 2023

2.9 Min Read

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Chop it. Dice it. Slice it.

No experience? No problem! Join our fun family kitchen team as a trainee that’s hungry to learn and you’ll have a delicious future ahead of you!

Why you’ll love this job

Life in our kitchens is never dull. Develop yourself, feel supported, discover talents you didn’t even know you had. Your learning will be fast and fun! The atmosphere is electric as you chop, slice, grate and help our chefs whip up the taste sensations our customers go crazy for.

It’s not all about the dough.

Here’s the deal – you’ll earn between £10.71 – £11.20 per hour (dependent on location) once you’ve completed your training. £10.42 per hour during your training. Plus Tronc – a fair way to pay tips to our teams with a 70:30 split between waiting and non-waiting teams, respectively, ON TOP of your already awesome wages!*P of your already awesome wages!*


You see, once you’re in, you’re in. That means progression, benefits, tip-top training, 28 days holiday (pro rata), part time and full time opportunities and more…

Want some tasty discounts?

You got it. How about free tasty pizza every shift to keep you going? And how’s 50% discount to treat yourself, your friends and family, drinks included? Any sides? Yeah! How about a special benefits app that gives you money off online and in high street shops? Brill!

If that wasn’t sweet enough, you’ll also get:

*deep breath*

? Wagestream – a money management app where you can track what you earn throughout the month and stream up to 40% of what you’ve already earned
? Refer a friend scheme – paying £400 for pizza chefs and £1000 if you refer a manager
? Serious things – A pension scheme, life assurance and wellbeing support for you and your family
? Brilliant teammates and skills for life

And when you’re ready for your next course…

We got you. Our training and development opportunities will stretch your skills, find your calling, see you become an expert in your role, an apprentice, a manager, the ruler of the hospitality world.
Here you can be yourself.

We’re proud of every one of our team members, and we value the unique story that each of us brings. Our diversity makes us stronger, and we believe that sharing and supporting what matters to us helps to break down the barriers that stop us all from truly belonging and connecting. Whoever you are, where you come from, you’re welcome and belong here. Join our family and you’ll be encouraged to be yourself.

How can you NOT apply?

Inclusivity and respect are at the heart of our business and are valued by our teams, customers and suppliers. PizzaExpress and Milano is a place where everyone is welcome, and everyone belongs.

That’s why we assess each application on the aptitude to do the job and nothing else.

If you are invited to an interview, please let your interviewer know at the time of booking if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made for you.

*Tronc, or card gratuities, is a fair way to pay gratuities to our teams. All Tronc goes to you, shared between our waiting and back of house teams. You’ll get this at the end of each pay period, along with you normal pay and is one of the best perks about working in hospitality.