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Food Production Operative

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

About the role

At Sodexo, we are passionate about food and we place our guests at the heart of everything we do.  Our talented chefs use their passion to create beautiful dishes with the finest ingredients, while being sensitive to nutritional needs and environmental impact. It all comes to life with food that tastes amazing and delights our guests, bringing out love of food to your table.

To provide this service we have a passionate catering team behind us, and we currently have a vacancy for a Food Production Operative to join our team at Tolworth Hospital.

You will be responsible for preparing, portioning, and serving food with care and attention. With a focus on preparing specialist diet meals ensuring they meet patients’ requirements, replenishing stock and ensuring work areas are glistening!

A few things about you

We are looking for someone with a passion for food and innovation, who is a great team player. Your communication skills need to be top notch, and your attention to detail second to none. Our patients are at the heart of what we do, so it’s important that fantastic customer service is always at the forefront.

Sodexo embeds a strong Safety culture in everything we do. There will be company procedures to follow and good knowledge of HACCP procedures and Food Hygiene Regulation is vital. 

As we are based on an NHS site, it will be mandatory for all new staff to evidence full COVID vaccination (before 01 April 2022) in line with Government requirements. Exemptions do apply.

Package Description

  • 32.5 hours per week 
  • The successful post holder will work a 5 day week, over 7 days.
  • Weekend enhancements are offered and rotas published in advance. 
  • Opportunity for progression within the team or external to the contract

Main responsibilities will be : 

  • Picking and packing food orders
  • Food preparation
  • Delivery receipt and distribution
  • Team work
  • Kitchen area and store cleaning
  • Serving in retail area
  • Dealing with suppliers


About the Company

A bit about us

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.  

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.  

Why choose Sodexo?

You don’t just join Sodexo, you belong.

What do we mean when we say belong?

It’s simple. You create a company where everyone is respected and feels that their ideas count. You take care of the quality of life of your people. You make your workplace inclusive, encouraging people to bring their whole self to work every day. That’s our philosophy in a nutshell.

A career at Sodexo won’t tie you down, it actively encourages your progress. The diverse range of roles we offer is truly infinite. Whatever your skills, experience or passion, you’ll be encouraged and supported to have a fulfilling career.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

 We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations. 

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process

Our benefits:

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life and health and wellbeing for our employees we provide discounts and benefit that you can tailor to suit your needs and help you take advantage of being part of Sodexo.

  • 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • 5% pension contribution
  • Sodexo Discounts from over 1,200 top retailers
  • Talk – a free wellbeing support helpline for you and your family
  • Cycle to work
  • Life assurance




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