It’s the people that make the chicken

Heart and soul. Passion and personality. You may know us as the home of PERi-PERi goodness, but we’re actually a people-first, chicken-second kind of place.

The welcoming family

Pride, Passion, Courage, Integrity, Family and for the love of great chicken, these are the values we live by and when you live by them too, it’s hard to go wrong. Work hard, play hard and make the best chicken in the world – that’s what makes this PERi-tastic!

Nando’s Positions and Salary Information

As a growing restaurant chain, Nando’s consistently seeks to onboard new staff members in both entry-level and career-oriented positions. Interested candidates may apply in person or download a paper application form directly from a company website. Job seekers face minimal hiring requirements, including a hiring age resting at 16 years old. The following lists current openings available with the casual-dining chain:


Cashier/Expo – Front-of-house employees may work as cashiers, hosts, or expediters. Cashiers take customer orders with accuracy, focus, and attention to detail. Front-of-house employees should remain engaging, welcoming, and personable. Basic math and strong interpersonal skills typically benefit interested candidates. Expedition duties usually center on preparing garnishes, sauces, and spice blends for meals. Front of house cashiers, expediters, and hosts generally earn around R109.82 -R123.52 an hour.

Prep Cook/Griller – Back-of-house employees focus on prepping and cooking ordered foods. Cooks should possess general understanding of food safety and health regulations and prepare foods according to company standards. Employees should also retain good listening skills, communication acumen, and desire to work with others. Cooks earn hourly wage starting at R137.24

Management – Nando’s considers employees family, and managers head the families and hold the title of Patrao. Managers dictate hiring, training, and motivating procedures, and perform administrative duties throughout the restaurant. Supervisor roles retain responsibility for ensuring guest satisfaction, food quality, and employee morale. Additional responsibilities include scheduling, creating reports for the company corporate offices, balancing labor hours versus profitability, and ordering appropriate food and supplies on a daily basis. Managers may earn annual salary options of up to R617 735.25

Tips for Applying

Nando’s offers interested applicants opportunities for to apply for employment via printable online forms or by requesting paper versions at the hiring restaurant of choice. Managerial candidates may choose to upload cover letters and resumes directly on the company website. Potential candidates should hear from hiring personnel within one to two weeks of applying. Providing legible, current, and concise information on each application regularly ensures an interview.

Application Status

After submitting all hiring materials, applicants should not wait more than two weeks to hear from hiring staff. Applicants interested in checking on the status of an application in person may appeal to hiring personnel. Job seekers desiring to follow up on applications should contact hiring managers via telephone, email, or simply pay visits in person. Anticipating peak hours of operation in order to avoid interrupting business when meeting with staff aid in applicant appeal toward hiring staff.

Benefits of Working at Nando’s

Along with competitive salary options, promotion opportunities, and fun-filled work environments, employees may gain access to medical, dental, and vision coverage. Eligible associates receive paid vacation, time off, and holiday pay. Other job benefits include enrollment in company 401(k) retirement plans, discounted meals, and flexible scheduling.


We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports achievement of our Employment Equity goals.