At Gist, we pride ourselves on being a united team that shares the same goals and values. As a result, it is our aim that everyone who works for Gist feels valued, and appreciated and can see how the work they do fits into the bigger picture.  

Our values and behaviours demonstrate that we're looking for every one of our employees to take personal responsibility for their performance and constantly challenge the norm in order to improve performance. 

What do we offer?


Performance Reviews

At Gist, we set clear and achievable goals so everyone knows what they need to do to further their career.

To support each individual, it is important that we have a clear understanding of their strengths, development areas, and future career ambitions. Therefore, all managers regularly hold open, honest, and constructive reviews with each member of their team, enabling them to discuss these freely.

On a regular basis, HR and senior management teamsdiscuss how our people are performing and whether individuals are ready for the next step in the career ladder. This is a great opportunity for the business to ensure that senior management knows who has expressed an interest in advancing their career, and how we can best guide them to do so.

Recruitment is advertised internally, to allow current employees who are interested in a role to apply. Following their regular reviews, internal employees should be able to apply with the confidence that they are ready for the next move.



All of our permanent employees receive the following core benefits: 

•    20% M&S discount in-store and online
•    Access to The Gist Hub – Gist’s employee app providing discounts at retailers and restaurants across the country
•    Company pension scheme
•    Holiday allowance
•    Working uniform provided
•    Life assurance 
•    Access to our employee assistance helpline
•    Long service awards
•    HSF healthcare cash plan
•    Lifestyle discount benefits
•    Car allowance (role dependent)
•    Annual bonus (role dependent)


Internal recruitment

We put a key emphasis on involvement at Gist and we have a dedicated program that aims to ensure that everyone who works with us has a way in which they can suggest ideas for improvement where appropriate. 

We hope that allowing our people to take on new challenges will mean they show their potential in areas they may not have previously taken on and develop new skills that will help them in the future. We pay particular attention to the way in which we communicate as a company, from our intranet and emails, right through to group meetings and briefing sessions - we know how important it is to keep everyone informed.

Importantly, we make sure that our managerial teams are visible and approachable - right from the very top. Regular visits from management teams mean everyone has the opportunity to ask questions and understands how their role influences the success of the business.