Application Process

We pride ourselves on a fair and consistent recruitment process that promotes respect, diversity and inclusion.

Our aim is to get to know you better and understand the skills and experience you could bring to the business as part of the recruitment process. We also believe it is a two-way process and it is your opportunity to get to know us so you can decide if the BD Group and role are the right fit for you.

Yes! You can find all of our current vacancies here.

Once you’ve found your ideal job (our current vacancies are listed here), follow these simple steps to apply:  

  • Click the “apply now” link, If you are a new candidate, register by completing some short questions to give us a few essential details (such as contact info – nothing too tricky!).  
  • You will then be logged into our vacancy portal, where you can begin to apply directly for the role of interest to you. Simply answer a few more short questions and upload your CV/cover letter to your application as requested.  
  • We will then process your application, and you’ll hear back from us within a short time. 

If you feel your skills and attributes match more than one of our listed vacancies, you can apply for multiples jobs at one time. In short, you need to be in it to win it!

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We are always keen to hear from enthusiastic and committed people in our community who are considering a role with us. The main thing to us that you can demonstrate a great attitude in the workplace and the right behaviours. We can support you with training and developing your full potential in your new career.  We expect our team to align with our values and to want to continually improve – that means be committed to your own development and willing support others around youYou should be passionate about delivering a great service and seek out opportunities to add value, whatever role you are in We love to see an innovative approach and ability to problem solveIf you are interested in a role but feel you don’t have 100% of the experience listed, go ahead and apply – we are interested in the potential and what you can bring to a role.  

Yes! We have created this handy feature to allow you to be notified of any vacancies that may be of interest to you. Simply visit this page here and set your job search criteria. You will then receive job alerts via email relevant to your search criteria. You can opt out of this at any time should you wish to. 

Of course. You will be kept up to date on the progress of your application via email at each relevant stage. If you want to check the progress on your application at any time you can also log in to your candidate profile, where you can also view any incomplete, saved, or previous applications. You can log in to the portal here. 

It depends on the role and the individual, but to give an indication for, the majority of vacancies it should only take a few short moments to answer the questions and attach a copy of your CV/cover letter. 

For most vacancies we prefer to receive applications through our online portal, to make it simple and accessible for both you and us. However, should you require an application form in an alternative format, please let us know by emailing

Applicants will be asked to provide reference details at the application stage; however, references will only be sought after a conditional job offer has been made and accepted. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and some roles will require further screening such as enhanced DBS checks, where appropriate for the role 

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately we cannot guarantee feedback to every applicant, and so may be unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications at the shortlisting stage. We will of course try to do so where we can.  We can, however, provide feedback to any candidate who has attended interview.

If you no longer wish to continue with your application for a role that you have applied for, please contact our recruitment team on explaining you wish to withdraw your application. We will be able to remove your application and personal details from the system, should you wish. 

Our full-time corporate team roles are based on 36-hour week contracts. For our team members working in other roles (such as operative roles within catering and corporate cleaningcontracts can vary from as little as 10 hours per week to 36 hours per week, depending on the requirements of both the individual and the business.  

We do! We are keen to bring onboard and develop new talent and are proud to have recently embarked on our journey with our first apprentice cohort.

All of our apprenticeship vacancies will be posted our current vacancies page here. If you don’t see any apprenticeship vacancies, this may mean we are not currently recruiting into an apprentice role, however you can set up alerts to be notified the next time we post an apprentice vacancy here.  

We will always try to support the development of our community where we can! We appreciate how work experience placements can be hard to obtain, especially in a post covid world, but we see the value in allowing insights into the world of work and future career options. There may at times be restrictions on placements due to a number of factors so all work experience placements are given at the discretion of at the company and will need to be approved by HR and management. For work experience placement enquiries please contact and include details of the experience you wish to gain. Don’t forget to attach your CV! 

You can find a copy of our applicant privacy notice here, and a copy of our candidate privacy notice can be found here. These explain how we retain and use your data.

Sure! If you have any other questions that are not covered above, our recruitment team are here to help and can be contacted by email at 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are a diverse borough and strive to have a workforce representative of our community.  


We recognise we can go further in this regard, and will be prioritising work on our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion projects.  

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