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Compass value their staff and help them to thrive. The company’s founding principle of ‘transforming things for the better’ is at the heart of all its catering and facilities operations. Search for your ideal job and join an industry-leading organisation.

Blue Arrow is one of the UK's largest specialist staffing companies, placing more than 60,000 people in work each year. We’re delighted to be working with Compass, a truly inspiring business that provides expert catering, cleaning, vending and facilities management services to a range of clients and sectors across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Blue Arrow places candidates across the UK with this employer so, wherever you live, there’s a good chance you’ll find a range of great opportunities near you.

Compass Group UK & Ireland comprises tens of thousands of talented people who deliver great-tasting food, memorable experiences and vital support services. From outstanding restaurant and dining experiences in amazing venues and stadiums, to feeding thousands of students, patients, workers and military personnel, Compass’ people go the extra mile to deliver warm welcomes, clean buildings and safe environments. It’s no wonder, then, that Compass is Number 1 in the UK and Ireland for catering and support services.

Great food, great service and great experiences

Founded in 1941 by an enterprising man called Jack Bateman – who established canteens to provide tasty, well-cooked food to munition factory workers – the business has developed significantly over the decades and come a long way from its tough, early beginnings. Yet the company’s founding principles – the belief that great food, great service and great experiences have the power to not only improve how businesses run, but to transform anyone’s day for the better – still hold true today.

Constantly moving with the times, today’s Compass consistently looks for ways to improve and innovate, creating an industry-leading, exciting and productive working environment.

Transforming things for the better

With important policies on diversity and inclusion, and social mobility in place to ensure that everyone – regardless of their background – can build a career in the food service sector, the company’s founding principle of ‘transforming things for the better’ is at the heart of all its business operations.

Enhancing wellbeing, sustainability and the environment are also key concerns. Compass is taking an active role in creating healthier food for healthier lives and ensuring essential resources are managed carefully, sourced sustainably and waste is reduced. Compass has also joined the UN’s Race to Zero campaign and is the first in the industry to publish a Net Zero plan. This will help deliver its ambition to create a sustainable food system through reducing carbon emissions, creating sustainable food production, increasing the share of locally sourced food and committing to a 100% electric fleet car setup by 2024.

If you’d like to work at an inspiring, industry-leading organisation that values talented staff and helps them to thrive – and you share the belief that it’s a privilege to deliver great-tasting food and memorable experiences – then the search for your ideal job with Compass starts right here. 

To learn more about why you should consider a job at Compass, click here, or take a look at the below jobs to find the perfect role for you:

Chef De Partie

As a Chef De Partie you’re responsible for a particular part of the kitchen, reporting to the Sous Chef or Head Chef and overseeing the preparation and cooking of dishes related to their specific section, ensuring all work is presented to the highest standards in a clean, tidy, safe and pleasant environment.

Learn more about the role of a Chef De Partie at Compass.

Chef Manager

As a Chef Manager you'll oversee the running of an entire culinary team to ensure the highest quality of food and service is delivered on time and within budget.This is an in-demand job with opportunities across the UK.

Learn more about the role of a Chef Manager at Compass.


The role of a Cleaner is recognised as being of great importance, especially in our post COVID lives, as high levels of cleanliness are essential to keeping everyone safe and healthy. As a Cleaner your main responsibility is to clean and provide a safe, spotless and happy environment for customers and other team members. 

Learn more about the role of a Cleaner at Compass.

Head Chef

As the highest-ranking position in the kitchen, the role of Head Chef comes with lots of responsibilities. You’ll get creative control over menus, the freedom to introduce exciting new ingredients, and the chance to train up and mentor an engaged team.

Learn more about the role of a Head Chef at Compass.

Kitchen Porter

As a Kitchen Porter, you’re an integral part of any catering operation, responsible for ensuring essential cleaning duties are completed promptly so that the kitchen runs smoothly. You’ll also prepare food basics for menu items.

Learn more about the role of a Kitchen Porter at Compass.

Sous Chef

As a Sous Chef you’ll be second in command to the Head Chef, assisting with creating menus, overseeing food stock and managing the kitchen team to deliver mouth-watering food and a memorable customer experience.

Learn more about the role of a Sous Chef at Compass.

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