*Stuff we're asked generally
If this is your loved one’s first job, here are some questions and answers that’ll assure you Chicken Treat is a great place to take those first steps.
What is the minimum age policy at Chicken Treat?
The minimum age of employment can vary across Australia because it is governed by different State based legislative requirements.
To ensure Chicken Treat restaurants provide a work environment that supports the health, safety and academic commitments of our young team members, we apply a Company minimum age policy of 14 years, except where more stringent legislative restrictions apply.
In addition, anyone under the age of 16 must have written parental or guardian consent prior to starting work. Information about how your parent or guardian provides their consent will be provided to you during your interview.
What's the application process?
Click here to have a look at our application process. We've tried our best to make it as quick, easy and accessible as possible.
What if my child/student doesn't get the job?
We'll let them know via phone or email, but it definitely isn't the end of the story. They might not have been right for the role at the time, but they can reapply to any of our stores whenever they like. Chicken Treat is always on the lookout for great people to join the team.
Why would I want my child/student to work at Chicken Treat?
Whether it's casual or part-time, a job at Chicken Treat is more than just that; it's an opportunity to grow, learn and pick up some invaluable life skills. They'll learn time and money management, people skills and team work whilst also developing self-confidence and making real great friends.
As well as a fair wage package, the opportunities for progression are always there. If your child/student wants to work their way up through the company, the training and support is readily available to help them get there.
Who owns Chicken Treat stores?
Our stores are proudly owned by independent Franchise Partners. Our FPs are entrepreneurial business women and men who know what it takes to achieve success. They receive a lot of support from our head office and really know the importance of people.
Who would manage my child/student on a day-to-day basis?
Our Franchise Partners are very active in the store and would likely be available most of the time. Theyre supported by a team of well trained, professional Managers who they hand select and progress through Chicken Treats management training. Together, they'll give your loved one the guidance and support they need to thrive.
Are there opportunities to learn and develop at Chicken Treat?
From before they even start their first shift, your child will start feeling like part of the Chicken Treat team. They'll learn all of the necessary information to keep them safe and help them succeed. Once they've been through their Restaurant Walk and Talk they'll start their store training with an experienced Team Member who will show them the ropes and get them off to a great start.
How does Chicken Treat communicate with employees?
On a weekly basis everyone in Chicken Treat receives the Weekly Bulletin with all of the latest must-know information.
How does rostering and time off work?
We want to help every member of the Chicken Treat explore their passions and excel in and out of work. We know that means they need to dedicate time to their studies, sporting and family commitments, or whatever else excites them. With that in mind, we try to be flexible so that they can be as successful as possible. All we ask is that they discuss their needs with their Franchise Partner or Restaurant Manager in advance so that we can all plan around them.
How is the roster given to the team?
Many of our stores now use a rostering program called ZUUS which will email the roster directly to the team. In some stores they will also be able to request changes to their roster through the ZUUS app. This will all be explained during the induction or Restaurant Walk and Talk.
Pay & Conditions
The terms and conditions of employment will either be governed by the Chicken Treat Enterprise Agreement or for a small number of our stores, a local EA. Either way, this will be clearly explained during the induction or Restaurant Walk and Talk.
This will also outline whether wages are paid weekly or fortnightly and how payslips will be distributed.