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How Old Do You Have to be to Work at Jimmy John's?

Because each Jimmy John’s is independently owned and operated, the age can vary slightly from store to store. For some locations, you only need to be 16 years old to be an entry-level in-shop sandwich maker at Jimmy John’s. However, if you want to be a delivery driver, most stores require you to be 18 years old.

Teen Jobs at Jimmy John's and Age Requirements

In-shopper (Hourly)

As an in-shopper, you will be responsible for greeting customers when they both enter and exit the restaurant, providing customer service, and making fast and accurate sandwiches. You will work the registers and take orders for sandwiches both in the store and over the phone. And, at the end of the shift you will help with clean up.

Depending on the store, you either have to be 16 or 18 years of age to be an in-shopper.

Delivery Driver (Hourly + Tips & Mileage)

A delivery driver at Jimmy John’s is responsible for delivering orders to customers at local homes and businesses in the designated delivery area. You will be required to check all of the orders to make sure they are accurate, and deliver the orders in a timely manner. You have to use your own vehicle, so it must be reliable. And, you also have to have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and a clean driving record with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

If there are no deliveries scheduled, you will work as an in-shopper.

For this position, you must be 18 years of age or older.

Delivery Biker or Skateboarder (Hourly + Tips)

Some Jimmy John’s stores offer deliveries on a bicycle or skateboard, and just like a delivery driver you will be delivering orders to customers in the designated delivery area. However, in this position you will be using your bike or skateboard to deliver the food.

You must use your own bike or skateboard, and they have to be clean and in working condition. And, the job requires physical fitness beyond the requirements for other positions.

You must be 18 years of age or older to work in this position.

Can a 15 Year Old Work at Jimmy John's?

Because the minimum age to work at Jimmy John’s s is either 16 or 18 (depending on your location), 15-year-old’s can’t work here. But we do have a page on our website specifically for 15-year-old’s that you can view instead.

Can a 16 Year Old Work at Jimmy John's?

Some Jimmy John’s locations do hire 16-year-old’s for the in-shopper position. It varies based on the requirements of the individual franchise owners. We do have a page on our website specifically for 16-year-old’s that you can also view.

How Much Does Jimmy John's Pay Part-Time Workers?

The hourly earnings for employees at Jimmy John’s varies because of state minimum wage laws. However, we can give you a general idea of what the hourly pay is for each position.

In-shopper (Hourly)

As an in-shopper, you will most likely start out making between $8 and $11 an hour.  However, you will most likely be at the lower end of the range, especially if this is your first job. Depending on the franchise, you can also quickly get 50 cent raises after the first 30 and 60 days.

Delivery Driver (Hourly + Tips & Mileage)

Delivery drivers will start out with a base pay of between $8 and $11 an hour, plus the tips you earn each shift. The company will also reimburse you for your mileage, which means that many delivery drivers can make an average of $20 an hour.

Delivery Biker/Skateboarder (Hourly + Tips)

Just like a driver, delivery bikers and skateboarders also start out with a base pay between $8 and $11 an hour, plus the tips you earn each shift. There is no mileage reimbursement, but with tips you can average between $15 and $20 per hour.

How Much Experience Do You Need to Work at Jimmy John's?

Jimmy John’s is an entry-level friendly company, so you can apply for a position without any experience and get hired as an in-shopper or delivery driver.

However, if you are interested in a shift supervisor or assistant management position, you will need previous work experience.

What Should You Wear to a Job Interview at Jimmy John's?

Jimmy John’s is a sandwich shop with a casual uniform, but that doesn’t mean you should show up in a t-shirt and jeans. Instead, when you go in for your interview you should dress in business casual clothing, like a button-down shirt, slacks, and clean dress shoes.

Jimmy John's Interview Questions

There can be so many different questions in an interview, and it depends on the interviewer. But, there are some common questions that do often pop up. Jimmy John’s asks basic interview questions, so there is nothing to get nervous about.

Are You A Team Player?

Why are they asking? 

Every restaurant requires the efforts of a team working together, with everyone doing their part. They are asking you this question because they want to find out if you can do your part and are comfortable being part of a team instead of working on your own.

What’s the ideal answer?

The interviewer wants to hear that you are a team player, and you have no problem doing your part to make each shift run as smoothly as possible. Don’t be afraid to give them an example of how you have successfully been part of a team in the past. It doesn’t have to be an example from a job. You can use an example from school or a social activity.

How Much Do You Know About Our Company?

Why are they asking? 

They are asking you this question because they want to know how much you care about the job and the company, and to find out if you did some research before going into the interview. The goal for the company is to hire people who really want to work for them, and who care about their work.

What’s the ideal answer?

The interviewer wants to know that you did at least a little bit of research about Jimmy John’s. Instead of saying that you know they make sandwiches, check out their website and find about their menu and delivery fees, plus read their “about us” section.

Also, if you have never eaten there before, go grab a sandwich before the interview so you can experience the store as a customer. It will give you a little insight into company culture, and you can talk about that at your interview.

Then, when they ask you this question, you can tell the interviewer that you know they have a variety of sandwiches with different meats, breads, and cheeses. You also know that employees always greet every customer when they walk through the door, and they have freaky fast delivery.

What Is Your Availability?

Why are they asking? 

They want to know if the hours that you are available to work match with their needs. If you can only work on weekends, and they need someone to work during the week, you won’t be a good fit.

What’s the ideal answer?

Be honest with them and let them know when you are available to work. If there are days that you absolutely can’t work, let them know. Also let them know how many hours you can work each week, and that you will show up for every scheduled shift.

Benefits of Working at Jimmy John's

Everyone who works at Jimmy John’s gets a free sandwich at the end of each shift. And, many locations do have automatic raises and bonuses for part-time hourly employees based on how long you have been working with the company. However, the benefits they offer are for full-time workers.

Benefits include:

Paid time off and paid sick days


401K matching

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Employee stock purchase plan

What it’s Like to Work at Jimmy John's

How to Apply at Jimmy John's

If you are interested in working at Jimmy John’s, you can apply directly on the company website, which is the most accurate source for up-to-date job listings. Each individual listing will direct you to the franchise owner in the area, so you are not applying directly to the company.  You can also apply in-person at the specific store you are interested in.

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