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Recognition for Compass with Employer of the Year Win at BAME Apprenticeship Awards


Compass Group UK & Ireland has won the highly prestigious Employer of the Year Award in the Retail, Hospitality & Tourism category at the BAME Apprenticeship Awards. This is testament to the hard work of the UK’s leading food and support service company, in creating a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the customers and clients it serves.

Organised by the BAME Apprentice Network, the BAME Apprenticeship Awards aims to showcase the range of talent and hard work within the BAME communities. Made possible with the contribution of employers and learning providers who share these values.

Donna Catley, Chief People Officer at Compass Group UK & Ireland commented: “Winning this award is fantastic recognition of our apprenticeship team, and how they help change lives, along with the support of our great partners and training providers. We have a D&I strategy in place to ensure everyone in the business can be themselves at work and have an equal opportunity to progress and follow their career path.”

Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Compass Group UK & Ireland said of the win: “We are honoured to receive this award and are immensely proud to see the growth of our diverse apprentice community acknowledged with this amazing accolade. It has been especially rewarding to watch our apprentices progress and develop throughout the pandemic, whilst achieving their qualifications.  

Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Compass Group UK & Ireland, is presented with the BAME Apprenticeship Award for Employer of the Year