Why choose Sodexo? It's a perfectly reasonable question to ask; after all we're not a household name like some companies. Here are a few reasons that are difficult to ignore.
10 reasons to choose Sodexo
1. International company
With 420,000 employees working in 80 countries serving 50 million consumers daily, we are the 20th largest employer in the world. If you want an international career we have many global career opportunities for you.
2. Career opportunities
We are committed to developing our employees and providing them with opportunities to grow. Two members of our executive team have worked their way through the ranks. Our corporate affairs director started his career with Sodexo as a unit manager and our commercial director started life at Sodexo as an area manager.
3. Variety of roles
Our business is so broad and diverse; there are hundreds of different job roles from catering managers, chefs and dieticians to landscape gardeners, marketing specialists, sports therapists, microbiologist, buyers and computer programmers. We have a variety of jobs to suit your personal circumstances whether you want to work full-time, part-time, seasonally or school hours only.
4. The beliefs we share
Our mission and values are not just meaningless words; to us they are heartfelt statements which we live and breathe.
5. Improving quality of life
We combine the talents of lots of different people to deliver services that enhance our customers' quality of life. And because everyone plays a part everyone shares the satisfaction, pride, rewards and fun of working for Sodexo.
6. Diversity and inclusion
At Sodexo we are committed to the importance of promoting equal opportunities, valuing diversity and creating an inclusive working environment for all our employees. It is a business imperative that drives our ability to create an engaged and talented workforce, secure new business and retain existing contracts. We are ranked number one by DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity.
7. Contributing to local communities
Through our sustainability strategy to 2020, the Better Tomorrow Plan, and our STOP Hunger initiative, we make sure our business activity contributes to local community development through volunteering, fundraising and strategic business relationships.
8. Service experts
We provide services at 2,300 client sites across the UK and Ireland. While our heritage is in food, we describe ourselves as a comprehensive service solutions provider. That means we're experts in providing multi-service solutions tailored to the needs of our individual clients.
9. Evolving company
We could never be accused of being stagnant. We started life as a catering company and over the past 40 years we have evolved to become the world leader in quality of daily life solutions.
You can expect exposure to challenging and interesting work within a large and complex organisation like Sodexo.