In the UK & Ireland, we are a leading provider of catering and support services to clients in sectors ranging from business and industry to education, healthcare, leisure and defence. As well as serving impressive blue-chip names like Ford, British American Tobacco and Toyota, we're also involved in prestigious events like the Chelsea Flower Show, Henley Royal Regatta and the Stella Artois tennis tournament. The scope of the projects we cover and the sheer diversity of our client base offers unparalleled opportunities for talented and ambitious graduates, like you, to realise your full potential.
- Name: Annabel Thompson
- Role: Mobilisation Manager
"Having completed my degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management at Oxford Brookes University, I was looking for a company with the breadth of opportunity for me to put the theory I'd learned into practice. The graduate training course at Sodexho certainly fitted the bill. I'd worked for them previously at the Stella Artois tennis tournament, so I knew they were a very professional outfit and I was impressed by the diversity of their offering - not to mention their commitment to investing in people. My stints in Purchasing, HR and Sales gave me a great overview of the business and helped me enormously when I came to roll out a new concept for the staff restaurants at JP Morgan where I'm currently based."
Training & Profiles
Managing £5m worth of business is no mean feat. But that's precisely what you'll be aiming to do within 12 months of joining us. Our graduate training scheme will cover every area of our business - vending services, education, healthcare, defence services, prestige contracts, business and industry, facilities management and land technology. So, by the time you come to take up the reins of management, you'll be ready for anything. And in our world, anything really can happen. So your ability to spot an opportunity - and develop and run with it - will be guaranteed to get you noticed.
At this stage in your career, flexibility is key. Whereas some graduate training programmes box you into a defined area, at Sodexho, you'll get to experience all areas of our business. So you'll never get pigeon holed. Instead, you can build on your strengths, develop your weaknesses and explore whole new areas that may have never even appeared on your radar before. The overriding benefits of the comprehensive exposure our scheme offers are plain to see.
We've 55,000 people spread across our 3,500 UK sites. And because you'll rotate through every area of our diverse business, there'll be plenty of opportunities for you to travel. We also believe wholeheartedly in giving something back and enhan s the natural extension of our commitment to improving quality of life - whether that's providing mentors for pupils or participating in charitable activities.