Training and skills development

Improving Quality of Life is Sodexo’s key commitment. This ambition cannot become a reality without the engagement of the Group’s 427,000 employees worldwide as each of them ensures the quality of services for clients and consumers. Thus, as the 19th largest employer in the world, the development of its employees is a number one priority for Sodexo. 

During Fiscal 2016 more than five million hours of training was provided. The Training and Development Departments offered Sodexo employees a wide range of professional and learning programs. In the UK for example, it is possible to choose from a catalog of more than 500 modules, from the most basic to the most advanced.

Consistent training leads to strong engagement

88% of employees rate Sodexo as the best employer in its sector.

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(Source: Sodexo - Fiscal 2016 Registration Document)

A world of opportunities
Throughout their career, whatever their position and level of responsibility, Sodexo employees benefit from strong development opportunities:
  • In-house induction programs for all new hires to help them discover Sodexo’s services and operational standards

  • Individual and collective training within the framework of the locally defined annual plans

  • Personalized development support: mentoring for managers, tutoring for new hires, “buddy system” between experts and beginners

  • Programs that lead to recognized qualifications such as training programs to become site manager



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