Careers with Kenwood

Careers with Kenwood

Working for the best

At Kenwood, we’re pioneers who continually push boundaries while creating kitchen appliances that stand the test of time, so if you work for us you’ll enjoy an innovative culture combined with the prestige and resources of an established brand. We give our employees the freedom to innovate, which is why we’re a leader in our markets.

Employee Benefits

We work hard to show you how much you matter. Our standard benefits include pension and income protection, with a choice of perks to help make your life easier.

Our headquarters are a pretty special place too: with coastal, country and city life all on your doorstep, you can choose the lifestyle that appeals to you most.

It's your choice

Kenwood’s flexible benefits programme allows you to cherry pick the benefits that fit around your lifestyle and preferences. We’re as interested in your health and happiness as we are in getting the job done, so we offer regular activities that focus on staff wellbeing and building a positive culture.


Keeping your skills on track

At Kenwood we help our employees identify skills gaps and areas for their own development. We’ll help them to build a personal career roadmap and to reach their potential through a variety of learning and development delivery models. These can include working with relevant professional bodies within their field, mentoring, coaching and training to broaden and refresh their skills. When every individual is achieving their goals, our whole team benefits.

Creative, proactive teams

The spirit of entrepreneurship is key to our success - it pervades our culture, from staff development to product activation. Naturally we fully provide for our employees’ development, but we love it when they come to us with ideas to help themselves, too. We encourage people to look for opportunities to develop, to ask for help and even to consider new and unexpected career paths within the business. And we encourage employees to proactively seek opportunities to bring our products to market.

See the bigger picture

All Kenwood employees have plenty of opportunity to understand how they fit into the business and to become the best they can be. For example, our Engineers work in state-of-the-art facilities and get to see the whole product journey from concept to production. They have occasional opportunities to travel to production facilities and collaborate with teams across the world.


Bringing joy to customers

Bringing joy to customers' kitchens

Our purpose at Kenwood is to enable food lovers everywhere to feed their imagination and get creative in the kitchen, so we stay ahead by listening to consumer needs and responding with fresh ideas. We can only do that by working as one team, sharing skills and learning so that every employee is equipped to excel. Every Kenwood employee can help us build our future, and that makes for exciting careers.

Making happy memories for customers

The voice of the customer is present in all our roles. For example, service advisors can have an impact on the design of products and how they are perceived by end users. They use customer feedback to develop and adapt products, meaning they are responsible for the mutually beneficial relationship between Kenwood and our customers, and ultimately, for the pleasure we bring people who use our products.

Collaborating for customers

Kenwood is a collaborative team: our different business functions work together to pool their strengths, ensuring that ultimately, the consumer benefits. For our employees it means an open, rewarding and social culture, and our outcomes are all the better for it.

We’re careful to hire people who have the skills and potential to ensure we remain a leader in our field, so when you work for Kenwood you’ll be working with some of the brightest and best in the market.


Vacancies at Kenwood

Current Vacancies

To find out about our current vacancies and latest careers news, please visit our LinkedIn Careers page:

Kenwood on LinkedIn

If there are no suitable current vacancies but you are interested in joining us, please email your CV to hr.uk@delonghigroup.com and we will be in touch.


Privacy Notice for candidates

Dear Candidate

As a candidate, i.e. the person to whom the personal data you have supplied refer (hereinafter the "Data"), Kenwood Limited with offices at 1 Kenwood Business Park, New Lane, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2NH (hereinafter the “Company” or “De Longhi”), wishes to inform you of the following.

WHICH PERSONAL DATA MAY BE COLLECTED

The Data collected relates to the general information contained in your Curriculum Vitae. In addition, the Company may also collect information resulting from the checking of your references (if carried out) such as membership of any institutions, academic records, employment history and any other information relevant in determining your suitability as a candidate. Information from your profile on professional networks (if applicable), photographs, notes taken during interviews and comments from other people such as your referees, which might arise during the selection process, may also be included. Data may be updated based on publicly available information and/or information gathered from third parties, and/or directly from you for example information made available on social media. Furthermore, the Company reserves the right to check the veracity of the Data, particularly with regards to academic qualifications achieved, previous work experience, professional or company positions held, including by contacting the referees you have indicated, your previous employers and any other person with whom you may have come into contact during the course of your work.

The Data collected does not concern personal beliefs, trade union membership or political affiliation, or political, religious or trade union beliefs, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, race, ethnic origin, colour, state of health (hereinafter referred to as “Special categories of personal data”), or any facts that are not relevant to evaluating your professional aptitude, provided these do not include characteristics that could affect the manner in which the work is performed or that constitute an essential or decisive requirement for the work itself.

FOR WHAT PURPOSES YOUR PERSONAL DATA CAN BE USED

The collection and processing of your Data are necessary for the execution of pre-contractual measures and are carried out for reasons connected to or necessary in searching for and selecting personnel for the Company.

Precondition for the processing: the provision of Data, including Special categories of personal data, within the limits indicated above, in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation, is obligatory in order to allow the Company to fully comply with the knowledge and assessment requirements adopted in searching for and selecting personnel, as well as to comply with laws, rules and regulations. A failure to provide this Data may make it impossible to carry out the personnel research and selection process and to establish an employment relationship.

HOW WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA SAFE AND FOR HOW LONG

Your Data will be processed in compliance with the principles of accuracy, lawfulness and transparency and may also be carried out using automated means that can memorise, manage and transmit such data. Data will be processed using suitable tools that guarantee their security and confidentiality using procedures that prevent the risk of loss, unauthorised access, unlawful use and dissemination.

Your data will only be held for the time necessary for the purposes of personnel selection (for a specific position or for future positions potentially of interest). The Company will periodically check the Data and the possibility of deleting them if they are no longer necessary for the intended purposes.

In any case, your Data will be held on the Company’s databases for no longer than 12 months from the date of acquisition. After that date, your Data will be deleted or rendered anonymous.

WHO WE CAN SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH

Your personal data may be accessed by duly-authorised employees from the Human Resources department, Line Managers relevant to the vacancy and by external suppliers appointed, if necessary, as data processors, who support us in providing services.

For the same purposes, your personal data may also be accessed by other De Longhi Group companies based in the European Union if this is relevant to the vacancies reporting structure. Please contact us at dpouk.privacy@delonghigroup.com if you would like any further information about how we communicate data.

YOUR PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS AND YOUR RIGHT TO FILE COMPLAINTS BEFORE THE SUPERVISORY AUTHORITIES

You have the right to:

  • request access to your personal Data, their adjustment or deletion;
  • supplement any incomplete Data;
  • limit the processing;
  • receive your Data in a structured and commonly-used format that is legible by an automatic device (portability), and to request the Company to transmit your Data to another controller;
  • revoke any consent provided in relation to the processing of your images, at any time;
  • object to the use of your Data, in whole or in part, for legitimate reasons.

CONTACTS

The contact details for De Longhi, in its capacity as Data Controller, and the Data Protection Officer (DPO) are Kenwood Limited, 1 Kenwood Business Park, New Lane, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2NH.

If you have any questions, comments or wish to exercise your rights, please contact the DPO at the following address dpouk.privacy@delonghigroup.com or the DPO at the above-mentioned contact address.

We endeavour to respond to any complaints or reports concerning the methods used to process your Data. Nevertheless, should you wish, you may forward your complaints or reports to the authority responsible for data protection using the following contact details: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Havant, UK, 09 May 2018   |   Data Controller: Kenwood Limited