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Join our team

HCL catering staff

Why work for us?

​We believe it’s important for our employees to enjoy their place of work. That’s why we offer good work life balance and a positive and supportive work environment.


In our last staff survey 95% of staff said they believe their jobs make a difference to the children and customers that we feed. 79% of staff said they would recommend HCL as a good company to work for. We are continuously working with our staff to improve their experience of working with us.



Average length of service

7 years

Promotions per year


Training courses completed in 2023


The HCL career path

We are committed to providing all staff with every opportunity to pursue their own personal development and future career within HCL. Our career path map shows how you can progress your career from General Catering Assistant to Senior Contract Manager.

We offer:

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Competitive pay, holiday allowance and a Pension scheme.

Family friendly working hours and term-time kitchen roles.

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HCL catering staff
HCL catering staff

Career path with training opportunities to help you grow and enhance your skills.

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Discounts through our Rewards package, VIVUP.

View Our Vacancies

Visit our vacancies portal to browse and apply for a job.

Your next role is waiting for you

Carly, HCL Training Kitchen Manager, Highover School

“HCL is a fantastic company to work for and I can honestly say I love coming to work; it’s a very rewarding job! I started as a Mobile General Catering Assistant and progressed to Assistant Cook, then Kitchen Manager, and now my current role is Training Kitchen Manager. You are always fully supported in whatever role you take.”

We believe in building strong relationships and providing an environment that values equality and diversity for all staff. 


Our employees are encouraged to progress their careers at HCL, as such we offer relevant training to all employees wishing to learn and develop skills for career success.

Our staff are our greatest asset. 

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