Training and Developing You

People development is at the heart of business model

Improving Quality of Life is Sodexo’s key commitment. This ambition cannot become a reality without the engagement of the Group’s 420,000 employees worldwide as each of them ensures the quality of services for clients and consumers. Thus, as the 18th largest employer in the world, the development of its employees is a number one priority for Sodexo. Same in China.

FY13 China training and internal promotion

A world of opportunities, for a country full of opportunities

Throughout their career, whatever their position and level of responsibility, Sodexo China employees benefit from strong development opportunities:

  • In-house induction programs for all new hires to help them discover Sodexo’s positioning, culture, services and operational standards.

  • Individual and collective training within the framework of the defined annual plans at national level.

  • Personalized development support: mentoring for female managers, tutoring for new hires, “buddy system” between experts and beginners.

  • Programs that lead to recognized qualifications such as training programs to become a senior site manager.

Some of our training programs in China


China Future Manager Program
Sodexo established the first Sino-France master degree program majored in foodservices in cooperation with the ESTHUA School of Tourism and Hotel Management at the Université d’Angers.

A professional “step-up” with STEP
STEP is a 3-year fast-track development program to grow experienced service supervisors/junior managers to senior managers.

Facilities Management Academy (FMA)
FMA is a Sodexo university to foster the development of frontline facilities managers. The tuition is delivered by either in-house subject experts or external organizations around the FM industry’s core competencies.

Cook Training
The program is a combination of classroom and on-job training that provides professional qualification certificates for frontline employees from assistant cooks to newly recruited chefs to win internal promotions.