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Alliance in Partnership is a catering company. The specialise in education catering.

allianceinpartnership.co.uk

Based on responses from 14 employees at Alliance in Partnership.

About jobs at Alliance in Partnership

Pay

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  • Only some people are paid a living wage

    Do Alliance in Partnership pay a living wage?

    Some people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    36% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The new Living Wage rates were announced on Thursday 22 September 2022.

    The rates are now £10.90 per hour, and £11.95 per hour in London.

    Employers are expected to implement the rise as soon as possible but by the latest 14 May 2023.

    On the 14 May 2023, employers’ Breakroom scores will be updated to reflect this.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

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  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Alliance in Partnership get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Alliance in Partnership pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    83% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Hours and flexibility

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  • Some people worry about their hours

    Do workers at Alliance in Partnership worry about hours?

    Some people worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    40% of people report they worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

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  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Alliance in Partnership?

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    62% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Bad
  • Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Alliance in Partnership?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    92% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

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  • Most parents say it’s good

    Is working at Alliance in Partnership good if you’re a parent or carer?

    Most parents and carers say this is a good place to work.

    How we know this

    70% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

Workplace

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  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Alliance in Partnership feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    46% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Alliance in Partnership?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    75% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

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  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Alliance in Partnership recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    62% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

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  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Alliance in Partnership?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    64% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

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  • Most people don’t get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Alliance in Partnership?

    Most people aren’t given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 82% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Alliance in Partnership head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    79% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Alliance in Partnership is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    79% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How Alliance in Partnership ranks

Alliance in Partnership ranks last to work for out of caterers.

  1. 37 First Contact Chefs
    4.5
  2. 38 Chartwells
    4.2
  3. 39 Alliance in Partnership
    4.0

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 3 December 2022.

Alliance in Partnership job reviews

  • Best thing

    School hours

    Worst thing

    Asking for days off

    5.0

    Alliance in Partnership Catering assistant, October 2021

  • Best thing

    Good hours,good holidays,great team

    Worst thing

    Sometimes not enough time

    8.9

    Alliance in Partnership Chef, January 2021