Compass Group UK & Ireland

Offer Details

Name of Provider
Compass Group UK & Ireland
Summary of the Offer

Kickstart Skills Development Opportunities

More About the Offer
Are you a care leaver and looking for a career in hospitality? We are currently recruiting for our 6-month Kickstart Skills Development Opportunity placements, with vacancies for Business Assistants, Social Media Coordinators and more. These Skills Development Opportunities are a great opportunity to build up work experience while receiving on-the-job training and being paid a monthly salary. Number of Hours Per Week – 25 – Additional Hours may be available Hourly Rate – National Minimum Wage
  23 and over 21 to 22 18 to 20 Under 18
April 2021 £8.91 £8.36 £6.56 £4.62

Kickstart placements are only available for Universal Credit claimants aged 16 to 24, who are referred to Compass directly by the DWP


Here are the live vacancies and Skills Development Placement Opportunities references:

Job Role Location Job Placement Reference
Hospitality   Team Member Liverpool,   L1 0AF CS-LIV
Hospitality   Team Member Sheffield,   S9 1EP CS-SHEFF
Hospitality   Team Member London TW11 9QY CS-LON
Marketing Chertsey   KT16 9BQ/Remote Working Marketing-Foodbuy
Marketing Birmingham   B45 9PZ/ Remote Working Marketing-VC
Operational   Support Assistant Birmingham   B45 9PZ/ Remote Working CSA-BIRM
Recruitment   Assistant Birmingham   B45 9PZ/ Remote Working CF-RA-BIRM
Health   & Wellbeing Social Media Coordinator Chertsey KT16   9BQ/Remote Working Marketing-   CF
Nutritionist Chertsey   KT16 9BQ/Remote Working Nutritionist-   CF
Festival   & Events New Business Assistant London SE11   5DP PP-BA-LON
Festival   & Events On Site Office Manager London SE11 5DP PP-OM-LON
Stock   Assistant London SE11 5DP PP-SA-LON
Finance   Assistant London SE11 5DP PP-OA-LON
Festival   & Events Operations Assistant London SE11 5DP PP-OA-LON
Festival   & Events Staffing Assistant London SE11 5DP PP-STA-LON

  During this 6-month Skills Development placement you will have a dedicated workplace Mentor to support you. Your Mentor will provide you with 1-2-1 support throughout your placement and ensure you receive relevant training, knowledge and skills during that time. Below are just some of the benefits you’ll receive when completing a Skills Development placement with us:

  • A full induction programme into The Compass Group family and insight to different business sectors.
  • Internal Compass Group Training sessions & modules.
  • An individualised personal development plan throughout the 6-month training programme to support you to carry out the key performance indicators of this opportunity.
  • Support and guidance with employability skills including: Work principles and basic skills, CV building, Interview preparations.



How to Apply

How to Register
Step 1: To apply for a placement please contact your DWP work coach and request to be referred for the Compass Kickstart Opportunity and provide the job placement reference (from the table above). 

Step 2: Email your CV to and and detail which opportunity you would like to apply. In the subject line please write ‘CLC Kickstart’ so that they can identify you as a care leaver and track your application.

If you would like more detail on any of the roles listed above, you can contact the Care Leaver Covenant at any time before or during the application process at



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