Learning and development

Through investing in our people's skills and development, Compass leads in innovation, employee satisfaction and productivity.

At every level throughout Compass you’ll find a tailored program of development to ensure that you fulfil your potential. We understand that our teams are our greatest asset. Opportunities to develop include: attendance at bespoke internal programs, participation in apprenticeships, traineeships and professional development programs, and involvement in succession planning.

We are one of the largest employers of apprentices and trainees in the region and currently we have 700 of our people completing courses in areas such as hospitality, commercial cookery, catering operations, retail, cleaning, trades, horticulture, business administration, transport & distribution, and security operations.

By providing learning and development opportunities, we aim to ensure you have the skills, knowledge and experience needed to perform your role effectively and ensure we meet our business objectives. We have a variety of innovative and exciting internal programs tailored to suit your level and role. Our Compass College supports a variety of learning methods including workshops, distance learning, e-learning and sponsored external study. Formal and informal workplace and on-the-job learning is also encouraged.

Managers will also play a key role through the appraisal process by assessing your knowledge, skills and experience against the activities you perform in your job. They will work with you to develop a structured career development plan to track your learning.

As the world’s leading foodservice company Compass can offer amazing learning opportunities at all levels. Such opportunities will help you develop personally as well as professionally. Ultimately, you’ll be well prepared for a bright future with us – a future that could take you almost anywhere.

One Compass welcome

From baristas and security personnel, to chefs and senior management, every new Compass employee samples a true taste of the company before they even walk through the door on their first day, with our industry leading e-learning module. This provides an introduction to the company, ensuring that each new member of the Compass team understands our vision and values and grasps essential health and safety information.

Induction program

We know how daunting the first day at a new job can be and the extent to which a smooth and positive start to a new role can influence the rest of a career with a company. Our induction program is testimony to our commitment to giving everyone a great start at Compass.

Find out about our rewards and benefits program