Skip to main content
Search Results

Compass’ ‘Social Partner Hub’ secures employment for over 60 people

3rd Apr 2024 - 06:00
Compass’ ‘Social Partner Hub’ secures employment for over 60 people
Six months on from launch, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s ‘Social Partner Hub’ is gaining traction in supporting those who have traditionally faced barriers to entering the job market.

The initiative has seen Compass partnering with many specialist organisations including Tent UK, West Lea, Ambitious About Autism and several welfare to work providers including Ingeus, Maximus and Reed in Partnership, to provide job opportunities.

The scheme is now working with a range of people including those with convictions, care leavers, long term unemployed, refugees, those experiencing homelessness and people living with a range of disabilities.

The platform matches candidates with job opportunities at Compass and across its sectors including sports and leisure, healthcare and defence. The process offers tailored support to both Compass managers and external candidates, to ensure attraction and help for people from all backgrounds.

So far, the Hub has resulted in over 60 paid employment opportunities, with many more looking to be placed in the next six months. 

Sonia Murtagh, social partnerships resourcing lead at Compass Group UK & Ireland, commented: “At our launch event we had many partners attend with a view to getting involved in our ‘Social Partner Hub’ and since then we have been working to establish these relationships and see how we can work together to support people who traditionally struggle to find work.

“We are gaining momentum and are learning all the time. The Hub and our practices continue to evolve, but the feedback and results so far are really positive.”

The Hub supports Compass’ ‘Our Social Promise’, which includes ‘Mission to a Million’ – a pledge to provide support to one million people by 2030 through jobs, training, community engagement and development. 

Written by
Edward Waddell