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Compass Group UK & Ireland celebrates milestone in training and development scheme


The food and services firm has seen over 1500 people sign up to Compass Career Pathways

Compass Group UK&I today celebrates an important milestone in its landmark training and development scheme. More than 1500 members of staff have signed up since the launch of the Compass Career Pathways programme in late 2021. Of those who have completed the programme, over 50% have already been promoted or moved into a different role.

Compass Career Pathways provide a clear plan of development and training for all operational roles and central functions. The pathways support colleagues in achieving their career ambitions, whether that is to move up to more senior roles, move to a different part of the business or specialising their skills within their existing role.

The programme promotes a system for progression based on skills and behaviours for the job, rather than academic qualifications, ensuring that Compass employees from all backgrounds have the opportunity to pursue the career they want.  It covers all roles from frontline through to Senior Leadership, so colleagues from all levels can participate and progress. Colleagues choose the pathway that matches their aspirations and are assigned training – online and/or classroom based – as well as job-based skills tasks, all of which they can complete at their own pace.  All of this is underpinned by support from their line manager.

Compass Career Pathways forms part of Our Social Promise, supporting Compass’ broader social value strategy. The firm’s Mission to a Million commitment, will provide support to one million people by 2030 through jobs, training, community engagement and development.

Commenting on the milestone, Amanda Scott, Talent, Learning and Diversity & Inclusion Director at Compass Group UK&I said: “We are delighted to see strong uptake from our colleagues in Compass Career Pathways. This programme is designed to remove barriers and allows colleagues from all backgrounds to follow their aspirations. We are equally proud that we are seeing a significant proportion of people that complete the Career Pathways programmes securing promotions or changing roles within Compass. Our aim is to have training programmes that are available to all, so that everyone has the opportunity to grow and move up the career ladder.

Sharon Trundle (pictured) has taken on Career Pathways training