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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.
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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.
Competitive pay, holiday allowance and a Pension scheme.
Family friendly working hours and term-time kitchen roles.
Career path with training opportunities to help you grow and enhance your skills.
Discounts through our Rewards package, VIVUP.
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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.