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We are a key partner to the Ministry of Defence, running services at major UK and overseas military bases which improve quality of life for our military personnel.

The impact of change and uncertainty as consolidation occurs throughout the armed forces, set against a backdrop of today’s rapidly changing world, makes the preservation of high standards even more important than ever.

You can be proud of our work

We are dedicated to delivering the best quality as well as cost-efficiency in the delivery of infrastructure, facilities management, catering, retail and leisure services to the armed forces community and we’re proud that our work has a significant bearing on morale, retention and recruitment.

We invest in you

We pride ourselves on investment in our people as well as our inclusive approach, with great employee benefits, structured training and outstanding learning and development opportunities, you will find there’s more to a career with Sodexo.

We openly support recruitment from the Armed Forces Community.  However, this is not an essential requirement, we have valued colleagues with a vast array of backgrounds and specialisms.

To be a success within Sodexo Defence, we look to recruit high performing colleagues with high potential who demonstrate the right motivation, attitude,  behaviours and values to deliver Quality of Life services.


Armed Forces Corporate Covenant Pledge

Armed Forces Corporate Covenant Pledge

Sodexo is committed to supporting the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. The Covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces.

As a leading supplier of quality of life services to the Ministry of Defence, we believe we are well-placed to support regular and reserve forces, ex-forces personnel and military families, not just in our catering, retail and leisure facilities, but through every aspect of our business.

This includes our positive recruitment of ex-forces personnel, supporting the mobile careers of military family members and our strong policies to support reservists; we are committed to supporting every one of our employees who is a reservist or who is interested in becoming a reservist and helping to make a part-time military career run as smoothly as possible alongside a career with Sodexo.

Public Service Pledge

Sodexo’s Public Service Pledge

Our Public Service Pledge identifies key public sector areas and initiatives which as an organisation we pledge to commit to and report on.

Our UK Public Service Pledge is an ethical manifesto for our contracts, for our wider conduct, for how we serve citizens, and for how we contribute to our communities.

Our pledge identifies key public service areas and initiatives which we promise to commit to, measure, and report on at least annually. These commitments stand in addition to those already laid out in our contracts, and in addition to our corporate responsibility programme. Together they highlight our conviction that a business involved in running public services signs a commercial but also a social contract, and must commit to a public service ethos.

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Diversity matters to us

At Sodexo diversity matters to us.  We believe that a diverse workforce reflecting the diversity of the customers we serve means a more successful business.