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Our promise to employees is providing real career opportunities, be it locally, nationally or internationally. As one of the world’s largest employers we have the global contracts and clients to be able to deliver on this promise.

Why Compass

Our company – market leader delivering sustainable growth

FortuneWMACLogo2012_OCCompass Group is a top 10 largest employer and the global market leader in providing food services and a range of support services to customers in the workplace, schools and colleges, hospitals, at venues and in remote operations around the world. Founded in 1941 and listed on the London Stock Exchange, we bring together the combined strength of a Group which operates in around 50 countries, with more than 508,000 employees, to deliver the same superior standards of service globally, daily, personally.

Millions of people around the world rely on us every day to provide their breakfasts, lunches and dinners. As more and more organisations are choosing to outsource their food and support services to us, we retain our focus on disciplined, sustainable growth to meet their needs. For our people, this brings not only job security but a world of opportunities.

Compass Group was listed among the world’s ‘Most Admired Companies’ in FORTUNE Magazine’s 2012 survey, which measures the corporate reputations of the world’s largest companies.


Your career

Wherever you choose to work within Compass, you can be sure to look forward to as much choice as we offer our customers. Not only will you have fun while you work, but all our roles offer opportunities to train and grow your skills. Our experienced teams and encouraging managers will offer you the support you need to take your career in new directions

Our Diversity

We value the diversity of our people and strongly believe that the more our employees reflect the diversity of our clients and consumers, the better equipped we are to service their needs. As an example of our ongoing commitment, women now hold 20.8% of global leadership team roles, which represents a 1.6% increase compared to last year.

Our Employee Engagement

Communication is key in all organisations and in keeping with our ‘openness, trust and integrity’ value, we have been running a biennial ‘Your Voice’ survey program since 2007, providing our people with the opportunity to give feedback on our business. The opinion of our employees is important and the diverse feedback we receive from all levels and sectors of our business is invaluable.

In 2013, we achieved an impressive response rate with more than 120,000 colleagues across 42 countries responding to our ‘Your Voice’ survey, giving us a participation rate of 79 per cent (2009: 71%). We are delighted that so many employees have been able to communicate their views. They told us that we have built a strong performance culture, that they are clear about what is expected of them and they receive helpful feedback from their managers on their performance.

Our Shared Values

You’ll find people who are passionate about what we do – the food we serve, the services we provide, our brands, our businesses, and our people.

We’re very driven and we set high expectations, as do our clients and consumers. This means we expect performance and results, but provide the recognition and sense of achievement to go with it. We try to make it an exciting place to work. Yes, it’s hard work, but we aim to have some fun while we’re doing it and create a wonderful team spirit that relies on openness, trust and common goals.

So, if you are a ‘can-do’ person, who thrives on new challenges, likes working in a team within a diverse environment and consistently delivers to the highest quality, then you’ll fit right in and we’d like to have you on our team.

Your Development

Through investing in our people’s skills and development, Compass leads in innovation, employee satisfaction and productivity.

At every level throughout Compass you’ll find a tailored program of development to ensure that you fulfil your potential. We understand that our teams are our greatest asset. Opportunities to develop include: attendance at bespoke internal programs, participation in apprenticeships, traineeships and professional development programs, and involvement in succession planning.

We are one of the largest employers of apprentices and trainees in the region and currently we have 700 of our people completing courses in areas such as hospitality, commercial cookery, catering operations, retail, cleaning, trades, horticulture, business administration, transport & distribution, and security operations.

By providing learning and development opportunities, we aim to ensure you have the skills, knowledge and experience needed to perform your role effectively and ensure we meet our business objectives. We have a variety of innovative and exciting internal programs tailored to suit your level and role. Our Compass College supports a variety of learning methods including workshops, distance learning, e-learning and sponsored external study. Formal and informal workplace and on-the-job learning is also encouraged.

Managers will also play a key role through the appraisal process by assessing your knowledge, skills and experience against the activities you perform in your job. They will work with you to develop a structured career development plan to track your learning.

As the world’s leading foodservice company Compass can offer amazing learning opportunities at all levels. Such opportunities will help you develop personally as well as professionally. Ultimately, you’ll be well prepared for a bright future with us – a future that could take you almost anywhere.

One Compass welcome

From baristas and security personnel, to chefs and senior management, every new Compass employee samples a true taste of the company before they even walk through the door on their first day, with our industry leading e-learning module. This provides an introduction to the company, ensuring that each new member of the Compass team understands our vision and values and grasps essential health and safety information.

Induction program

We know how daunting the first day at a new job can be and the extent to which a smooth and positive start to a new role can influence the rest of a career with a company. Our induction program is testimony to our commitment to giving everyone a great start at Compass.