Alexis’ career at Sodexo began when she secured a placement on the company’s Olympic project as part of her university degree, spending 14 months working as HR coordinator within the full-time team, before returning to university to complete her degree.
“But what would you do if you realised that you couldn’t meet your deadline?” This was the third time I had been asked a version of this question during the interview and I was beginning to feel like I wasn’t giving the correct answer.
I had never really considered Sodexo as a potential employer. Like most Hard Services individuals I was not aware of the depth of Sodexo, the wide range of job roles that the employees undertake and the massive increase in delivering TFM activities that it is seeking to achieve.
Having joined Sodexo in 2001, Ian’s first role was managing all beverage requirements at six racecourses Sodexo were operating at that time, including Ascot. During this time he also supported the beverage team at Everton Football Club, and in 2010 was asked to additionally support the Sodexo Events Team.
I recently spent some time with James Power at Central Manchester University Hospitals, discussing his career with us at Sodexo Healthcare. I asked James a series of questions to help understand his background, career path and what it is like to work on a Hospital site.
It’s the question we all dread, the difficult moment in an interview where you are asked about your greatest weakness. A weakness that you have to now sell as a positive – Awkward.
“Happy Graduation” we all shouted as we threw our caps into the air at Bristol Cathedral, where we were celebrating our graduation successes. I had just completed my Psychology degree in Bristol in June 2013 and was packing up my belongings to return home, when I received a call from my former manager mentioning that there was a helpdesk operator vacancy going at Hereford Hospital Sodexo, and would I be interested.