Sodexo Working Envrioment  - Hospital corridor with hospital staff in the bck ground

Working Environments

The array of opportunities is as diverse and vast as the Sodexo workforce...

If you’ve recently graduated from university, there’s a chance Sodexo looked after your accommodation.

If you’ve been in hospital, Sodexo staff may have cleaned the floors of your ward.

If you have children at school, it might be Sodexo staff made sure they ate their greens.

Sodexo employees play a key role in national security; they ensure the Army marches on a full stomach and rehabilitate offenders.

The result is endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. 

Working for Sodexo in a Hospital

Hospital Catering – Head Chef & all other chef roles

Hospital food has a poor reputation and Sodexo catering staff work hard to dispel the myths and ensure that hospital food remains nutritious and delicious.

A Hospital Chef produces large quantities of food for patients, staff, visitors and occasional functions. Working within a hospital catering service, those employed in a Chef role assist in all aspects of preparation, production, food service, and cleaning duties associated with the provision of a high-quality catering service.

Food is prepared following precise recipes that are designed to provide a high-quality nutritional meal for patients to aid their recovery. These recipes also contribute to an efficient spend, ensuring portion control to contribute to the reduction of food waste. A Hospital Chef ensures that strict food safety standards are followed, ensuring the meals served are safe for consumption.

Hospital Domestic and Housekeeping Services – Cleaner

Focusing on clean and tidy environments and infection prevention. Creating a warm and welcoming service to make sure that the patient experience is the best it can be, while giving clinical teams the time to focus on patient-centred clinical care.

Domestic services staff work in clinical and non-clinical areas. They have a very important role in making sure that all areas are clean and safe places where staff can care for patients. Working in a hospital provides an excellent opportunity for a cleaner to develop their skills and knowledge in an environment that requires diligence, attention-to-detail and the ability to work under strict guidelines. 

Domestic and cleaning staff generally work shifts that include days, nights, early starts, evenings and weekends. 

You can find out more about becoming a Hospital Cleaner for Sodexo here

Hospital Portering and Logistics – Hospital Porter 

A hospital porter moves patients, equipment and numerous other medical items between the various areas of a hospital. Hospital porters are essential in maintaining the smooth running of a hospital.

The work can be physically demanding as porters are on their feet throughout the day, and often have to push wheelchairs and trolleys. Most of the working day is spent indoors, but hospital porters may have to travel between different buildings or locations.

You can find out more about becoming a Hospital Porter for Sodexo here

Sodexo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Working for Sodexo in Prestige Events

Catering - Event Chef & all Chef roles

Event Chefs deliver the culinary and food safety elements of events including client tastings, chef management, food safety compliance and operational standards. 

Creating exceptional dishes at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship, RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Rugby World Cup. An event chef experiences a varying environment and often works under pressure to provide an exceptional culinary service to specified timescales and the demand of consistency across all dishes on a high volume turnout.

Working for Sodexo in Schools

School Catering – Head Chef & all Chef roles

Working in a school provides a vibrant working environment with the opportunity to produce fresh food from scratch delivering healthy, tasty dishes to children and staff.

Children can be the most discerning of customers and their pallet is often under-estimated, working in a school brings the opportunity for a Chef to build on their knowledge of healthy eating that does not compromise on taste.

Sodexo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


School Cleaning & Domestic Services – Cleaner

Working as a cleaner in a school brings a bustling vibrant environment where safety and safeguarding standards are at the forefront of your role. 

A school environment provides an excellent opportunity for you to build upon your knowledge and bring into your work the diligence, consideration and safety aspects required for an environment that works to ensure children are safe at all times. 

Working for Sodexo on Military bases 

Defence Catering - Head Chef & All Chef Roles

Catering on a military bases provides a disciplined environment where customer service and excellence is key. With stringent dedication to systems and processes, uniform and behaviour expectations, alongside standards for continuity and timeliness, a military base can provide an excellent opportunity to hone your craft and surpass expectations. 

Sodexo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

You can find out more about becoming a Chef or a Kitchen Porter, Hospital Porter or Cleaner for Sodexo by clicking the links below.