Compass Group

Hospitality, Travel & Tourism

Compass Group is Australia’s largest food and support services company driving ethical and professional services standards.

We proudly have over 13,000 talented people serving up great-tasting food and delivering vital support services every day to our clients across Australia.

Providing world-class food and support services to our clients in Australia for more than forty years, Compass Group has the expertise to make great experiences happen. We partner with our clients to create tailored service solutions that deliver quality and value for money for their customers and employees.

Why Work at Compass

We’re driven and we set high expectations, as do our clients and consumers. This means we expect performance and results but provide the training, benefits, recognition and sense of achievement to go with it. We try to make Compass an exciting place to work. Yes, it’s work, but we have some fun while we’re doing it and create a wonderful team spirit that relies on openness, trust and common goals.

Creating an amazing place to work

At Compass, we know fairness, respect and courtesy come first.  We celebrate individuality and appreciate everyone’s contributions. We develop our people. We support and encourage everyone to build their skills and fulfil their potential. We work in great teams. We care for each other and our customers and we enjoy what we do.


Compass Group offers a competitive benefits program designed to meet the diverse needs of our people. A big part of feeling happy in your job is knowing that your hard work is being recognised. At Compass you can access exclusive discounts and special offers in travel and accommodation, electronics, entertainment, food, health and fitness, banking, motor vehicles and more.

Learning & Development

Compass Group is committed to training and developing our people, providing multiple pathways and opportunities for people who wish to grow and develop with us. Compass College, our internal Learning and Development team, has developed a wide range of tools, structures, processes and resources to support people in their journey.


Early Careers

Compass Group is committed to attracting, retaining and developing our employees to be the best in the business.

We offer a range of training and development programs such as Vocational Training Programs providing a nationally recognised qualification in your area of expertise and Graduate Programs in both our Remote and Urban business.

Future Leaders Graduate Program

Our Future Leaders Graduate Program is designed to build and shape our future business leaders.

We provide on-the-job experience working in our remote mining camps and villages. You’ll have the opportunity to work across a range of departments and sectors, have access to business mentors, take part in short placements across our support functions and attend workshop style courses to build key leadership skills and gain the right commercial skills and knowledge to run your own team or business unit upon successful completion of the program.

Our previous Graduates have come from a wide range of academic disciplines including Commerce, International Relations, Finance, Hospitality and Hotel Management. If you are a “people person” and have a genuine desire to deliver exceptional customer experiences for our clients and genuine support to our teams, then we’d love you to apply to be part of our Future Leaders program.

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The majority of your knowledge will be gained on the tools, working your way through the different departments in our remote mining camps and in our Support Office. This will be complemented by structured learning, including management workshops, external training providers and a range of online tools to support your continued professional development.

Career progression

100% of those who have successfully completed our Future Leaders Graduate Program have stepped into a leadership role immediately after the program. We give you all the tools to succeed and then you jump in the driver’s seat.


At Compass Group, you’re not restricted to meeting people in person. We encourage you to connect with your peers, previous graduates and our support services teams who are based in our offices throughout Australia, including those in our Australian Leadership Team. If you want to share your thoughts and ideas with our Managing Director, you can – there’s no such thing as a “them and us” in Compass Group Australia, you will be able to interact our senior leaders throughout the program.


We’ll match you with someone to support you for the duration of the program and beyond. Whether you catch up with them once a week or once a month it’s up to you and your Mentor to work out what works for you. They’ll be there as often or as little as you need them to be.

Work rotations & placements

At first, you’ll be working in front line roles. It could be in Housekeeping cleaning rooms for our residents in our remote camps, working in the kitchen or serving our customers in retail outlets. Wherever you are, it’s important that you walk in the shoes of your future team members to know what it’s like to work in these, at times, physically demanding roles to give you a clear understanding of what it takes to be an employee in all facets of the business.


You’ll shadow the management team at your site and deliver on specific tasks, take on leadership roles throughout the program and have the opportunity to step up and supervise teams.

Future Culinary Leaders Program

Our Future Culinary Leaders Program has been designed specifically for our FIFO (Fly-In/Out) / DIDO (Drive-In/Out) employees and has been successfully running for several years now.

The training is delivered onsite in our own kitchens or at a designated TAFE campus. You will train with your peers from other sites within your state and work towards gaining a nationally recognised trade qualification, a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, and join them on a journey to becoming our future culinary leaders.

Why become a FIFO or DIDO Apprentice Chef with Compass Group?

  • You’ll be working with the global leader in catering and support services – whilst we’d love you to continue working with us in Australia once you qualify, the world is your oyster in culinary opportunities!
  • You’ll work with some of the industries leading Chefs including culinary leaders who’ve had international experience across a wide range of sectors
  • You’ll work hard whilst at site but when you’re home, your time is yours – our Apprentice Chefs generally work a 14/7 swing (14 days on/7 days off)
  • Return flights (from your point of hire to your site) paid for by the business
  • Acommodation & food supplied (at no cost to you) whilst on site
  • Full uniform and “starter” professional knife kit (with personalised roll bag) on commencement of Apprenticeship
  • Access to Employee Health & Well Being Team and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Early Careers Program support – a dedicated support to you for the duration of your Apprenticeship
  • You will receive a nationally recognised qualification – Certificate III Commercial Cookery
  • Plus, guaranteed ongoing employment upon successful completion of your Apprenticeship

In some cases, due to either previous study or work experience, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where qualifications can be awarded without having to attend and complete a full training course.

Gap Year

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Why you should come work with us

  • With over 600 locations around Australia, you’ll get to travel to places you’ve never been to beforeWe have hundreds of roles to choose from where you get to learn new skills while earning
  • Meet new people and make lifelong friendships
  • Opportunity to progress and create a path to your chosen career
  • Various rosters to choose from to suit your lifestyle (full-time, part-time or casual roles)
  • Enjoy our well-established health & wellbeing program
  • Discounted access to a number of Health & Wellness providers
  • Exclusive discounts and special offers (travel, accommodation, electronics, entertainment, food, and more)

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Your Next Opportunity

Compass Group offers a competitive benefits program designed to meet the diverse needs of our people.

A big part of feeling happy in your job is knowing that your hard work is being recognised. At Compass you can access exclusive discounts and special offers in travel and accommodation, electronics, entertainment, food, health and fitness, banking, motor vehicles and more.

We have a vast array of opportunities available, click here to learn more.

Culinary Careers

As one of our chefs, you could work, quite literally, anywhere! In corporate workplaces, cafes and retail outlets, in remote mine camps, offshore on oil rigs, leisure venues, universities, schools, hospitals or senior living residences, defence establishments, prisons and a whole host of other workplaces across Australia. Our culinary team is supported by our own in-house team of nutritionists and dietitians, talented Executive Chefs and a team of ‘Operational Excellence’ experts.

We may serve around four billion meals a year worldwide, but everyone has to meet individual tastes. The recipes and menus our award-winning chefs create, combined with the best ingredients sourced direct fresh from the growers and the skills of our service teams, all come together on that lunch plate, in that sandwich, in that cup of coffee or on that tray of canapés.

Support Service Careers

We have an excellent record at support services solutions to clients across a range of environments including mining villages, schools, drilling rigs and production platforms, hospitals and aged care facilities, manufacturing sites and commercial offices – to name a few.

We look for people in all sorts of cleaning, reception, administration, housekeeping and support-related roles. You could be located on one particular site, or you could be on a short-term contract before moving onto another one – giving you the opportunity to spread your talents even further.

With sites in every location in the region and over 300 types of job positions, we’ve got plenty to offer you. Our people have the opportunity to become multi-skilled, experience different type of positions and train in new fields to develop their careers.

Operations Management Careers

Our operators are highly visible and strategically important. They run single units, multi-sites and even multi-service contracts, making commercial decisions and working directly with our clients and senior leaders.

Wherever we provide great service to our customers, our operational managers are there to lead our teams, set performance targets and ensure our services are of the highest quality and standards. Plus they’re ideas people, with great energy and a relentless obsession with perfection.

We believe in nurturing talent from within our business, providing vast experience and formal qualifications to create managers and leaders of the future. Irrespective of where you join Compass, and at what level, a future in management is always an opportunity at Compass Group.

Frontline Careers

Customer service is the cornerstone of our business. With positions in everything from food services to retail, reception to boardroom waiting, making coffees or bar tendering, you’ll be responsible for making sure we continue to deliver to the highest standards possible. You could find yourself flying in and out of remote mining camps, serving customers in corporate settings or at fine dining events. You could be mingling with the residents in an aged care facility or engaging with Australian defence personnel.

Whatever the role we have all sorts of opportunities for you to expand your knowledge, flaunt your magic and progress in your career. We’re looking for people who want to build a career – whether you join us as an experienced professional or an ambitious junior; we’ll give you the tools and opportunities to get to where you want to be.

Corporate Services Program

Supporting Compass Group’s operational teams are our central business functions who predominately work in our support offices around Australia. These teams ensure supplies of food and equipment are available, our products are the best quality and price and that our teams have the right resources and people to deliver services to the highest standard and in the safest manner.

You might join us as an administrator who takes pride in organising multiple tasks, or a finance director with an impressive track record of delivering budgets in a demanding industry. You might have a technical background in IT or be an expert in purchasing, sales or marketing. And of course, with over 10,000 employees across Australia, we always need good HR professionals, as well as health and safety specialists.

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First Nations

Compass Group recognises the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional owners of the land where we live and work.

As leaders with operations in every state and territory, Compass Group has a responsibility and an important role to play in reconciliation and closing the considerable gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. Through strengthening our relationships with communities and deepening respect for our First Nations Peoples’ rich history, cultures and achievements, we are able to promote sustainable opportunities within our sphere of influence and be a positive driver for long-term social change.

In 2016, Reconciliation Australia commended and recognised Compass Group Australia on our demonstrated track record and commitment to leadership in driving economic and social participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through upskilling, employment, business incubation and procurement. Consequently, we were granted Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan status, recognising that our Elevate RAP raises the bar of its reconciliation ambitions and sets a fine example to others.

We are proud to be one of Australia’s largest employers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and we provide sustained career development through our upskilling, accredited training and cultural awareness programs.

Over the last 20+ years, we have established 11 Joint Venture Companies with our First Nations partners.

We currently engage over 47 Indigenous business suppliers within our Supply Chain operations. And notably, our spending with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses has grown on average 180% per year since Supply Nation membership inception in 2009.

Compass Group Australia is also a proud partner of the Clontarf Foundation, which provides support, life skills and employment prospects to young Aboriginal men; Compass Group provides graduates with opportunities to receive work experience, training and employment.


Pride at Compass

Compass Group Australia is committed to ensuring all employees are able to bring their whole selves to work, feel safe and feel supported as we continue to develop a dynamic and diverse workforce reflective of the communities that we serve.

In early 2020 Compass Group Australia took steps to include Pride as a key pillar within our diversity and inclusion strategy. We became a member of Pride in Diversity which is Australia’s first and only national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTQIA+ workplace inclusion. A social inclusion initiative of ACON, Pride in Diversity, are specialists in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ people by reducing exclusion, invisibility, homophobia and stigma in the workplace.

Our focus is understanding our LGBTQ+ people and their experiences in our workplace, which provides influences our long-term strategy. Through the LGBTQIA+ awareness and training program delivered by Pride in Diversity, Compass Group Australia will continue to increase LGBTQIA+ awareness in our broader teams and across all layers of our business and, through this build a strong Allies network.

Learn more about how Compass Group celebrates Pride all year round HERE!

People Living with a Disability

With 1 in 5 Australians living with a disability, we are committed to continuing to remove unintended barriers throughout the employment cycle and to develop a dynamic and diverse workforce reflective of the communities that we serve.

Specifically, we are focusing on: employment, training and career development and through our in-house Disability Confidence Training program, our leaders empower our workforce to be disability-confident and build an accessible, equitable, inclusive and safe workplace for people with disability.

We are a founding and platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability, a not-for-profit organisation to support businesses and industries in Australia to improve accessibility and inclusion and to advance employment opportunities for people with disability. We also partner with specialised employment agencies as part of our Disability Employment Service Partner program who work with us to identify roles and support candidates with a disability who may need additional support to obtain and sustain employment.

We are committed to creating sustainable job opportunities for people with disability and work to increase recognition of equity and human rights for all Australians.

Gender Equality at Compass

Compass Group Australia is committed to achieving fixed and variable pay equity, offering improved workplace flexibility and developing a talent pipeline of women into senior management roles.

In 2017 we developed our Gender Equity strategy focused on increasing the number of women in management roles to a 50:50 ratio by the end of 2020. To achieve this, Compass Group Australia established IGNITE, a leadership development program that provides high-potential women within our business with training, support, networks and executive mentors to build their confidence and ability to progress their careers and to compete equitably for senior management roles.

This highly successful program has contributed to a significant increase in our women in senior leadership roles, with 41% of the IGNITE participants progressing in their careers within the first year of attending this program.

Compass Group Australia, in partnership with the Commonwealth Department of Jobs and Small Business, also delivers a training and upskilling program called Launch into Work, specifically created to support long-term unemployed women seeking to enter or re-enter the workforce. The sustained success of this national program saw us take home the ‘Outstanding Company Initiative Large Company’ – Launch Into Work Program at The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA’s 2020 Women In Resources Award and be further nominated for the national awards.

We are proudly on track to reach our ‘women in senior management’ target of 50% in line with our 2017 strategy.


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