When you first think about Deliveroo, you probably think of getting great food to your house in less than half an hour. Awesome right? But behind the scenes is the real story. This story is one of high growth, huge challenges and an enormous opportunity ahead of us. It began with our founder Will, arriving in London over 5 years ago and finding it almost impossible to order great food, despite the wealth of incredible restaurants in the city. Fast forward 5 years and we operate in 13 countries with over 50,000 riders who deliver orders from 50,000 restaurants in over 200 cities worldwide.
We want to be the definitive food company - the app you go to any time you have a hunger pang. We are transforming the way people think about food. We are providing people with limitless access to different cuisines and restaurants, turning cooking from a chore to a choice, and giving people the freedom to eat what they want, when they want, where they want it.
We work with riders, restaurants and consumers. We operate one of the most complex three sided marketplaces in the world and we do this in real time. Millions of customers and thousands of restaurants and riders rely on us to match them within milliseconds. The algorithms behind that marketplace are the secret sauce that allow us to deliver our orders in under 30 minutes.
And we’re just getting started
The scale of the opportunity ahead of us is immense. The global food market is valued at £7.7 trillion but only 1% of it is currently online. Contrast that with the digital disruption of countless other industries - from banking and travel to retail and communications - it’s clear that our journey in the food sector has only just begun.
We are already a multi-billion dollar company that is more than doubling in size every year. Deliveroo came top in the FT’s’ list of Europe’s fastest growing 1000 companies in 2018, and we were the first company ever to win Deloitte’s ‘UK Top 50’ two years in a row. Yet most of the extraordinary value this company will generate lies ahead of us.
Apprenticeships at Deliveroo
We're at the start of our journey to hire apprentices across our business in the UK, having hired the first 2 into our IT team in February 2019. We're planning to hire across Marketing, Finance, Tech, Data Science and our Operations teams over the coming months so if you're interested in registering your interest for any of our opportunities as they come up, please submit your details with a cover letter of what you're looking for so we can get back in touch.
Regardless of the department you'll be in, or the apprenticeship programme you're completing you'll get to start your career in one of the fastest growing tech companies in Europe and we'll make sure you're integrated into your teams as quickly as possible. You'll be empowered very early on to make a difference and you'll soon have your own workload like everyone else. We'll also ensure you have support networks across the business with your apprenticeship tutors, fellow apprentices at Deliveroo and with support from our HR team to make sure you're staying on track and supporting you as needed.
Salaries will range depending on the part of the business you'll join, however we pride ourselves on paying a generous starting salary to all apprentices.
Core Behaviours Required
Ultimately, regardless of the apprenticeship you do, we're looking for driven people, with a desire to better themselves. An interest in asking questions and being inquisitive, a desire to be a problem solver and someone who wants to take ownership of their own career rather than waiting for someone else to make it happen for them. If you have these behaviours, we'll spend our time training and developing you in return.
Life at Deliveroo
We are a growing team, with very large impact, seeking to answer some of the most interesting questions out there. We move fast, we’re always looking for new ideas and we’re very transparent about the decisions we make and why we make them.
There are so many questions we need to answer and plenty more we haven’t even encountered. How do data and technology help restaurants to grow as consumer habits change? How can we predict what someone wants to order for dinner long before the idea has even crossed their mind? At Deliveroo these are just some of the tough problems we are solving - and there is no challenge that cannot be yours. No solution is owned by a particular team, which means the scope for growth and personal impact is enormous.
Benefits and Diversity
At Deliveroo we know that people are the heart of the business and we prioritise their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, convenience, growth, time away and relocation.
We believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be. That means we have no judgement when it comes to any one of the things that make you who you are - your gender, race, sexuality, religion or a secret aversion to coriander. All you need is a passion for (most) food and a desire to be part of one of the fastest growing start-up’s around.