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Why Compass?

Joining Compass Group UK & Ireland is about more than getting onboard with the no. 1 team. It’s about giving yourself the very best shot at a fulfilling career. We're people powered. That's why we make it our mission to recruit talented people and then help them to thrive, rewarding excellence every step of the way.

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Developing our people

Here at Compass, we match incredible individuals to rewarding roles and cultivate environments where all our people can be themselves, develop their skills, and let their personalities and passions shine through.

We’re truly people-powered. Yes, we know, companies say that all the time, but for us, without our people, we wouldn’t be the industry leader that we are today. 

It’s our people that make this all possible so we work hard to create a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the customers and clients we serve, as well as our society, because we believe that organisations with better diversity are better places to be and work.

Whatever your role and wherever your ambition lies, you’ll have the opportunity to tailor your training to meet your needs. We’ll give you all the support we can to help you discover where your talents can take you.

Diversity and inclusion

We want people to be confident that they can be themselves at work, whatever their race, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, or disability. Our employee networks play a vital role in ensuring we live and breathe our diversity and inclusion commitments. Run by colleagues, for colleagues, they work together to develop meaningful initiatives that raise awareness of key topics.

From monthly InclusiviTEA events that bring people together from across the organisation, to our reverse mentoring programme - developed to create a shared understanding of the barriers and opportunities for colleagues from ethnic minority groups - our networks challenge us to ensure that the initiatives we introduce are tangible and long-lasting. That they’re rooted in our commitment to building a culture of respect, integrity, and belonging.


When you join Compass, we’ll not only provide you with limitless opportunities to grow, develop and progress your career, we’ll also give you access to loads of brilliant benefits too!

Open to all colleagues, regardless of their length of service, our benefits package has been designed to support the overall wellbeing of our people. From pensions and financial advice, to support for new parents, a car saving scheme, gym discounts, and the ability to save some cash from your everyday shopping, our benefits provide extra support and assistance for our people.

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Opportunities for all

Social Mobility

We launched our Social Mobility Report in February 2021. This sets out our aim and action plan to make sure that everyone -  regardless of their background – can a build long term career in the food service sector. We’re in a unique position to develop people at every stage in their career including that important first step on the ladder.

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Our Social Purpose

Every day, we see that great food, great service and great experiences have the power to transform everyone’s day. Up and down the country, our amazing people create outstanding restaurant experiences, fuel busy workers, enhance sporting events and feed many thousands of schoolchildren, patients and military personnel.

We have the opportunity to enhance the wellbeing of millions and deliver services to make everyone’s day that little bit brighter. And we are committed to doing all of this responsibly. Nurturing our environment, delivering the highest levels of safety, taking an active role in creating healthier food for healthier lives and ensuring we manage essential resources carefully, source sustainably and ruthlessly reduce waste.

Our Social Purpose strategy is built around three priorities: people, safety and sustainability. Each of these priorities has action platforms that are areas where we can make an enhanced impact and deliver the most benefits. 

Our Social Purpose Strategy


We rely on our people to deliver great service to our clients and consumers, so it is important that they are well-trained and well looked after. Our strategy aims to create a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the consumers and clients we serve, as well as society as a whole, enabling everyone in our business to be themselves and have an equal opportunity to progress their career.

Safety Culture

Whether in a kitchen, office or oil rig, keeping our people, clients and consumers safe remains of paramount importance to our business. We take great care to minimise the risk of accidents and injuries in the working environment, and to make sure that we maintain the highest standards of food safety. We want best practice to be standard practice.


After evaluating macroeconomic trends, insights from employees, clients, consumers and industry experts, we have developed a sustainability strategy which takes into consideration the forces that are impacting the global food system, our industry and our operations. We have chosen to focus on the three priority areas where we can make a greater positive impact to both our business and wider society: health and wellbeing, the environment and our supply chain and the wider community. We support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were agreed by world leaders in September 2015.

Health & Wellbeing

We prepare, cook and serve more than one million meals every day. At every meal occasion, we make sure there is a healthy choice designed around what our consumers tell us they like. In addition to serving nutritionally balanced meals, we are helping to educate people about a healthy diet and lifestyle in our restaurants. Our Nourished Life website provides a great medium to ensure we can reach all our customers with accurate up to date nutrition and wellbeing information.

Nourished Life

Environmental Game Changers

We have a responsibility to manage our impact on the environment and are continually looking for more efficient ways of working. We are focused on four priorities: food waste, single use plastics, plant-forward meals, and reducing carbon emissions. Everything we do to reduce our impact is underpinned by our Environmental Management System (EMS) and delivered using our award-winning Environment Toolkit.

Better for the World

We are committed to using our buying power as a force for good and choose to work with suppliers who share our values. We care about the animals in our supply chain and you can find our animal welfare policy.

Animal Welfare Policy

Ready to join?

If you’ve got the spark to build upon our passion, we’ve got a role to help you realise your full potential. Join our friendly team to work across a portfolio of market-leading brands, develop skillsets you didn’t know you had, and open doors to opportunities you didn’t know existed.

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