We never take anything or anyone for granted. So, if you do your best for us, we’ll do our best for you.

School Age Work Experience

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a top class restaurant, or how food travels and is handled from the farmer’s field through to the diner’s plate, this is your chance to find out. In a really fun and practical way, too.

At Compass Group UK & Ireland, we know there’s nothing more important than giving young people like you the opportunity to get involved and show us what you can do. It’s that raw passion and infectious drive that keeps us on top as the number one catering and support services business around.

It’s in return for that passion and drive that we’ll give you the skills, as well as the confidence, to go out there and fulfil your potential in our growing and fast moving industry. This isn’t your ordinary school work experience. We want you to get involved, feel valued and genuinely believe there’s an exciting future to look forward to.

Besides, it’s not just something great to put on your CV, it’s also a foot in the door, a possible route into a job and, ultimately, your future career. It’ll give you a much better understanding of the world of work for when you start looking for your first job.

Best of all, we’ve got opportunities across our sites and offices all over the country, in all aspects of catering and hospitality, including administration and office based experience. And, naturally, whatever area you join us in, it’ll all be supported by our amazing Learning & Development team, who’ll make sure you get training and support that’s right for you.

Our School Age Work Experience is offered through our partner Believe in Young People. If your school is registered with them, you’ll have access to our opportunities. If not, but you’re keen to join us for a week, then ask your school to look here www.biyp.org.

Recruitment Journey

As you can imagine, there are a lot of people in many different lines of work all vying to join us in different sectors, different organisations and different roles. Which means, naturally, each role will take a slightly different recruitment process from the other.

So, make sure you read all the instructions carefully so you know how to apply for the job you’re looking for. And remember, we’re looking for people who, like us, are bursting with enthusiasm and love providing people with a great service. That’s why it’s so important your drive and enthusiasm comes out at every stage of the journey.

Your personality is every bit as important to us as your qualifications and work experience. After all, it’s that spark that drives us to be better at what we do every day.