Training and personal development

Every day, our services improve the Quality of Daily Life for 100 million people in businesses, hospitals, schools and remote sites around the world. The fact that we are the leader in most of these markets is not by chance. It is a result of the talent, skills and commitment of our employees, our most important resource. It’s no wonder that we strive to help them grow ...

The increasingly sophisticated and varied expectations of our clients are constantly evolving, challenging our expertise and know-how. Training is a powerful strategic lever that enables us to respond to today’s needs and anticipate tomorrow’s.

technicians training

Regular, sustained investment

In FY18, we have provided employees with six million hours of training. 8 out of 10 employees around the world received training.

At all levels

Whether for a front-line employee or a manager, we provide training regardless of level: we believe that all who contribute to our development need to be able to improve their skills and grow with us. We are particularly committed to supporting employees who join us who have few qualifications. For them, we are developing technical training curricula and accredited programs to improve basic skills (including language proficiency, office skills,etc.).

Sodexo Management Institute

Throughout the world, our managers benefit from a wide range of training programs (business techniques, leadership, strategy ...). They can also take courses at the Sodexo Management Institute. Inspired by Pierre Bellon’s philosophy that "the Group’s ambition is the sum of the ambitions of its leaders," the Sodexo Management Institute offers a wide array of programs designed to provide real-time support toward the Group's strategic objectives and meet the needs of participants.

Human Resources Key figures

460,000 employees in 72 countries

1st France-based private employer worldwide

14.6 hours of training per employee provided

69% Employee engagement rate*

84% of employees rate Sodexo as the best employer in its sector*

*2018 employee engagement survey sent to 386,262 Sodexo employees to which 211,501 responded.

Sodexo Management Institute


At Sodexo, senior executives participate in induction programs that are privileged moments for employees to meet as part of developing a common vision.