Ellie & Ebony
in Nutrition

Ellie

How would you describe your induction experience?

Thorough, well-planned and thought-through.

What do you do on a daily basis?

Check special diet menus, deliver added value in the way of assemblies, workshops and parent engagements, monitor sugar and fat content and compliance.

What is the best thing about your job?

The variety! No 2 days are the same and you learn so much.

How would you describe the culture of the organisation?

Fast-paced, ever-evolving and rewarding.

In your opinion what sets Compass Group UK & Ireland apart from the competition as a top graduate employer?

They have expertise in so many areas, you are able to network with any and every field.

Ebony

How would you describe your induction experience?

My induction exceeded expectations, it was fun, engaging and a great ice breaker. I had one to one sessions with a number of individuals based in ESS and other sectors. The teams were welcoming, enthusiastic and supportive which really helped develop my confidence. I always feel like a valued member of the ESS team.

What do you do on a daily basis?

Most of my time is spent travelling around England and Wales providing nutritional support to the armed forces. In my role no two days are ever the same, I’m constantly exposed to new environments, people and cultures.

Which skills/ experience are key for your role?

The fundamental skills are interpersonal, communication and networking! The armed forces is a large organisation and works in rotation, meaning people often relocate or change position. This means I’m constantly meeting new people, building new relationships and often re-meeting old faces at new locations. At all times my focus is about building a rapport with the client. The better the relationship, the more support ESS Nutrition can offer.

What is the best thing about your job?

The exposure to traditions, history, culture, customs and people! I’ve have learnt and experienced so much in my role.

In what ways has joining the Graduate Programme benefited your career development?

The support I receive on the graduate is invaluable. It's reassuring to have the team to aid in the transition into the workplace. The graduate scheme has focused on developing attributes which I require for my day to day role, such as delivering presentations, networking and organisation skills.