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Sodexo welcomes student for Work Experience Opportunity

Zhanae Hagan is a Year 10 student from Notre Dame R.C Girls School. She completed work experience from 30th June 2015 to the 10th July 2015 with Sodexo.

Zhanae Sodexo

The Brand

Sodexo is one of the largest Food and Service Management companies in the world. They offer not only the full range of catering service, but also management and site maintenance. Sodexo gives you the opportunity to work in some of the most astounding locations and venues around the world, including the Eiffel Tower’s restaurants, The Churchill Museum and Seattle Aquarium. They also tender some of the definitive events of the age and offer hundreds of jobs from crèche management to microbiologist. Joining Sodexo means joining a global leader and with it, experiencing all the variety the world has to offer.

Here is my experience on how my placement went.

Sodexo is a company that although not widely advertised is the 18th organisation to employ the most people worldwide and that includes supplying nurses and cleaning staff to the NHS.

In addition I was introduced to the accountancy department and how to add invoices to the system. I also counted cash from the safe and petty cash. I also scanned and copied some end of month account reports so these could be sent to other general managers and accountants at selected venues.

I was also involved in all aspects of the London Eye ticket counting, seal adding and recording including a payroll session. I also learnt about zero hour contracts and contracting payments.

I then continued working with Cabinet War Rooms and HMS Belfast for Sodexo and learnt how the marketing department operates and how it advertises events.

Rose Adeyemi’s says of the placement (Rose managed Zhanae directly)

It was a pleasure working with Zhanae for the duration of the placement. She was punctual, polite and very intelligent and always had a smile and was softly spoken. I believe Zhanae has learnt a lot about Sodexo in the time spent working within the teams at Bateaux London, Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast. She is now well informed to talk to her colleagues and friends about our business and has expressed an interest in sales. We hope that she will consider Sodexo for her future employment.