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Sophie in Marketing


Why did you choose Compass Group UK & Ireland?

It offers a broad and varied scheme where I knew I would be able to gain a wealth of experience.

What do you do on a day-to-day basis?

I am the point of contact for our mobile app “Go + See”, which is an audit tool used by our regional managers. I create briefs for our Point Of Sale (POS) (which is used in units), send out weekly communication updates, create content for execution manuals and ‘how-to guides’, help co-ordinate our photoshoots, keep our internal intranet page up-to-date, plus lots more.

Which skills/experience are key for your role?

Great attention to detail, be a good team player, be able to work independently, organised, committed, be able to use your initiative, ambitious, good execution, communication, analytical skills, optimistic outlook.

What are the best things about your job?

The fact that the job role is mobile keeps my day-to-day job interesting as no two days are the same, and I’m always visiting new and interesting places.

How does the graduate programme/scheme work?

I spent my first week on the graduate scheme on a four-day course with the rest of the graduates to learn more about the business and then the following four weeks in one of our units. I had regular reviews with the graduate programme manager to ensure I was happy in my role.

What sets your company apart from their competitors as a top graduate employer?

It is a fantastic company to work for and there are loads of opportunities for development whatever area you choose to go into.

What’s next for you after the programme finishes?

I am now progressing into a marketing executive role.

What advice would you give someone applying for a role with your company?

Make sure you do your research into the sector you have applied for and be prepared to answer questions about your knowledge of the business.