Whether you’re passionate about food, customer service or business, there’s a different challenge every day.

Careers at Compass Group UK & Ireland

When it comes to scope, variety and opportunity, you’d be hard pressed to find an organisation able to offer you more than Compass Group UK & Ireland.

If you’re looking for a senior level career focused on driving forward the strategy and direction of our business – great! If you want to take your chef’s career to the next level – wonderful! Or, if you’d just like to work a few hours a day, a couple of days a week in a job that fits around your other commitments – that’s fine too!

All we ask is that you have a genuine love of people and care as passionately as we do about delivering the highest standards of customer care.

If that’s the case, then you’ll need to first of all decide whether your talents lie within Operations (the part of our business that cooks, cleans, looks after buildings and provides security), Central Functions (think head office roles, although you could find yourself in a central London site, on an oil rig or in a prestigious sports venue) or Event jobs. Once you’ve worked that out, it’s time to discover the exciting range of career options we have to suit you.

Sectors you could work in

From hospitals and schools to offices and oil rigs, we offer career opportunities in many different environments and have a big family of brands for you to choose from. So, see which sector suits you best.

We support over 1,500 organisations across the UK and Ireland, including 80 of the FTSE 100 companies. Providing our clients with the widest choice of catering and support services, we excel in business, operations and facilities management and are proud to look after more than one million consumers a day. Whether that’s by operating market leading cafes and restaurants inside your favourite shops, by providing catering and vending services to Royal Mail or by delivering highly professional front and back of house support functions to give our clients that extra bit of quality service. 

Operating Companies

It’s said that an army marches on its stomach and, no doubt, the government makes its best decisions on a full one too! Which is why, as market leading providers of catering, retail, leisure and support services to the defence and government sector, our expertise here is so highly prized.

We look after our armed forces, the police and the MoD. We've even served royalty! And, with over 50 contracts in the UK, we provide central functions support from our marketing, supply chain, HR and finance teams too.

Operating Companies

We are the UK’s leading provider of catering and support services to the education sector. Across 2,500 nursery, primary and secondary schools, further, higher and independent education facilities, we serve over 60 million meals each year. That means our chefs, kitchen assistants, managers and team members feed roughly one in 10 schools across the UK. We can offer fresh food to schools with kitchen facilities for them to cook on-site, or deliver a range of hot and cold catering services for those without.

Operating Companies

Having worked in the care industry for over 60 years, we’re the UK’s leading provider of catering and support services to the healthcare market and supply quality cleaning, catering, retail and support services to over 50 acute hospitals and many medical treatment centres too. Our people also manage essential services on behalf of over 30 NHS Trusts – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In fact, we’re the second largest cleaning provider to the NHS and clean 1.25 million square feet of hospital every single day.

Operating Companies

Our specialist catering and support services extend offshore too. As leading suppliers to clients in the UK offshore market, we provide food and support to many different areas, including Drillers, Platforms, Marine, Floatel and Customer Facing Marines. In fact, our service is so good and our standards so high, that our offshore chefs have won no less than 244 awards over the last few years!

Operating Companies

With people living longer and fuller lives, it’s essential that quality food and support services continue to be available for all – whatever your age or ability. So, we make sure they are by providing catering, cleaning and specialist support services to over 100 private, NHS and voluntary sites in the care and senior living sector across the UK and Ireland. 

Operating Companies

We’ve a proud and enviable reputation as leading providers of catering, hospitality and mobile catering to some of the UK’s premier sporting, cultural, leisure and social venues – and, of course, a range of corporate events too.

We’re able to expertly take care of everything, from the ambience, to hospitality to public catering. What’s more, our excellent service is delivered through specialist operating companies focused on six key sectors: horse racing, motorsport, stadia and arenas, exhibition and conference centres, arts, performance, unusual and historic venues, events and outside catering.

Operating Companies

We deliver ‘best in class’ facilities management to people and organisations all over the UK, every single day. Our aim is to reduce any complexity through our integrated services while our expertise across all areas means that our clients get the full package from one provider and one point of contact. 

So, as well as being one of the country’s leading cleaning providers (we clean over 32 million square feet every day), we’re also one of the UK’s leading suppliers of security services, delivering a safe environment for our clients, their employees and visitors. 

Operating Companies

Business & Industry

We support over 1,500 organisations across the UK and Ireland, including 80 of the FTSE 100 companies. Providing our clients with the widest choice of catering and support services, we excel in business, operations and facilities management and are proud to look after more than one million consumers a day. Whether that’s by operating market leading cafes and restaurants inside your favourite shops, by providing catering and vending services to Royal Mail or by delivering highly professional front and back of house support functions to give our clients that extra bit of quality service. 

Operating Companies

Defence & Government

It’s said that an army marches on its stomach and, no doubt, the government makes its best decisions on a full one too! Which is why, as market leading providers of catering, retail, leisure and support services to the defence and government sector, our expertise here is so highly prized.

We look after our armed forces, the police and the MoD. We've even served royalty! And, with over 50 contracts in the UK, we provide central functions support from our marketing, supply chain, HR and finance teams too.

Operating Companies

Education

We are the UK’s leading provider of catering and support services to the education sector. Across 2,500 nursery, primary and secondary schools, further, higher and independent education facilities, we serve over 60 million meals each year. That means our chefs, kitchen assistants, managers and team members feed roughly one in 10 schools across the UK. We can offer fresh food to schools with kitchen facilities for them to cook on-site, or deliver a range of hot and cold catering services for those without.

Operating Companies

Healthcare

Having worked in the care industry for over 60 years, we’re the UK’s leading provider of catering and support services to the healthcare market and supply quality cleaning, catering, retail and support services to over 50 acute hospitals and many medical treatment centres too. Our people also manage essential services on behalf of over 30 NHS Trusts – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In fact, we’re the second largest cleaning provider to the NHS and clean 1.25 million square feet of hospital every single day.

Operating Companies

Offshore

Our specialist catering and support services extend offshore too. As leading suppliers to clients in the UK offshore market, we provide food and support to many different areas, including Drillers, Platforms, Marine, Floatel and Customer Facing Marines. In fact, our service is so good and our standards so high, that our offshore chefs have won no less than 244 awards over the last few years!

Operating Companies

Senior Living

With people living longer and fuller lives, it’s essential that quality food and support services continue to be available for all – whatever your age or ability. So, we make sure they are by providing catering, cleaning and specialist support services to over 100 private, NHS and voluntary sites in the care and senior living sector across the UK and Ireland. 

Operating Companies

Sport, Leisure & Hospitality

We’ve a proud and enviable reputation as leading providers of catering, hospitality and mobile catering to some of the UK’s premier sporting, cultural, leisure and social venues – and, of course, a range of corporate events too.

We’re able to expertly take care of everything, from the ambience, to hospitality to public catering. What’s more, our excellent service is delivered through specialist operating companies focused on six key sectors: horse racing, motorsport, stadia and arenas, exhibition and conference centres, arts, performance, unusual and historic venues, events and outside catering.

Operating Companies

FM Support Services

We deliver ‘best in class’ facilities management to people and organisations all over the UK, every single day. Our aim is to reduce any complexity through our integrated services while our expertise across all areas means that our clients get the full package from one provider and one point of contact. 

So, as well as being one of the country’s leading cleaning providers (we clean over 32 million square feet every day), we’re also one of the UK’s leading suppliers of security services, delivering a safe environment for our clients, their employees and visitors. 

Operating Companies