- We are an equal opportunities employer committed to engaging all of our people, so they feel valued and motivated.
- We champion diversity, promote inclusion, and ensure equality.
- We respect and protect human rights and prevent discrimination; and we positively impact our communities.
- We encourage and welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual identity and orientation or age.
WHO ARE SSP
We have a great heritage and a long track record in the hospitality business. We take great pride in developing our teams to provide the best food, drink and service for our customers in what is often a very busy environment. Making sure the customer gets the best experience every time is our number one goal. Our ambition is to be recognised as the leading Food and Beverage operator in travel locations worldwide. And we love food. If you care as much about these two things as we do then you’re in the right place. Our business is built around people. We rely on and empower our teams to recognise great effort when they see it and really celebrate success. This is your career, we want you to make a difference to our business by using your expertise and experience.
Countries we are present in
Brands we own or franchise
Locations we own or franchise
Units we operate
Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at SSP
Our unrivalled portfolio of local, international and bespoke brands plays a vital role in our ability to deliver unique, rewarding and fulfilling experiences in each of our worldwide locations. These are just some of the brands you could be working with…
We do fresh and fast. And we've done it for 60 years.
- SSP are one of the best kept secrets in Hospitality.
- You may not know us by name, but you will definitely know us from our brands.
- We are the leading operator of restaurants, bars, cafes, food courts and retail stores in airports, train stations, motorway service areas and other leisure locations.
- In the UK and Ireland, we operate over 30 brands across our units in approximately 200 locations.
- To find out more about our businesses outside of the UK, our global site is available to view here.
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WHY CHOOSE SSP
Benefits, Rewards & Personal Development
Working at SSP opens the door to a large variety of benefits, from passionate colleagues and teams, to discounts, from learning and development opportunities to assistance with your lifestyle and wellbeing. SSP is here for you.
Lifestyle & Discounts
In addition to free meals when on shift (location specific) and up to 75% discounts in all our sales units, you’ll have access to hundreds of discounts at your fingertips. You might want cheap cinema tickets or meals out with family and friends or savings at one of your favourite high street brands – there’s so much choice!
Training & Career Development
SSP is committed to supporting you to be the best you can be. SSP can offer you a variety of professional and personal development opportunities to help you develop towards your career goals
Starting your work place journey with SSP
For those new to the workplace or wishing for a change in career direction, SSP will support your growth and development with several Apprenticeship choices, from level 2 up to degree qualifications
Recommend a Friend
Love working at SSP? Why not encourage others to join us too? Every time you refer a friend or a family member for an open job and they successfully join SSP, you will be rewarded with a £400 referral bonus
Health and Wellbeing
In addition to the discounts, we can provide at gyms and health clubs, we run a Cycle to Work Scheme to support those that have their health and the environment as a priority. SSP also delivers a series of wellbeing initiatives throughout the year to support all our colleagues, from healthy eating campaigns to financial management programmes
We understand there may be times where you will need extra support and we’re pleased to partner with the Retail Trust who are always available to offer confidential counselling and advice on a variety of matters. There to help when you need to speak with someone
Purchase Shares in SSP
You’ll have the opportunity to join the SSP Share Purchase Plan so that you can benefit from the long-term success of the business
Bonus & Incentive Schemes
We offer bonus and incentive schemes throughout the year to recognise individuals and teams for delivering great work. We also recognise and reward colleagues that have given long service to SSP, with additional annual leave and other rewards
Caring for local communities
Through the SSP Foundation, you can support charities and local community projects that matter to you. Whatever your contribution The SSP Foundation will add to it
Find your perfect role today, whether in our units, management or support functions!
Our customers and colleagues mean everything to us. That’s why we do everything we can to put a smile on every customer’s face. It’s why our people strive to go that extra mile every single day. At SSP we have a variety of roles to tempt you with! Whether it’s working in our operations or our support functions we hope you’ll find them challenging, rewarding and most of all fun.
Team members are the face of SSP, greeting customers every day and delivering consistently great service.
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Managers are on hand at our locations to ensure the SSP experience is the best part of the customer’s journey.
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Our business support roles do just that. They work behind the scenes to support and grow SSP at every level.
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MEET SOME OF OUR PEOPLE!
SSP is a great company to work for and if you want to grow your career in hospitality sector you should become a part of SSP team
Work hard, be tenacious and you will be rewarded.
Central Operations Support Manager
Work hard and take up any opportunities for training that are offered. No one knows everything and gaining knowledge of the business will help you to progress within it.
There is so much opportunity to build your knowledge and network. If you work hard, your talent will be noticed. There is a great opportunity grow with the business.
Regional Executive Head Chef
My advice will be if you are looking for a new challenge, a different experience every single day, gain the confidence to speak, work in a team, care for others and most importantly a company that cares for you recognises your effort then SSP is a right choice.
Store Manager M&S
SSP is the best place to work if you have the drive, tenacity, and motivation to always achieve more while being part of an amazing team. It will provide you with all the support you need, the opportunity to choose from different brands and the experience you’ll be gaining is second to none as you will develop transferable skills which can be used in every industry.
General Manager Leon
For me, SSP is not only a company but a family that treats everyone as one collective body striving for personal and professional success. SSP provides the perfect platform to work your way up the career ladder if you are willing to put the hard work in.
General Manager Leon
If you are willing to take a challenge and enhance your potential, SSP is the right place!
Health & Food Safety Manager
My advice would be to do it! Here at SSP there is such a wealth of knowledge and skill that you are constantly learning , growing and pushing yourself to be better. The opportunities for learning are vast, and the qualifications you can gain on the job are great! I completed my Level 3 Business Administration course whilst working for SSP.
Operations Support Manager
SSP has great values and a culture where employees are encouraged to share ideas and opinions. It is a great place to work, people are very friendly and our leaders keep us well informed. There is a great emphasis on people development to become future leaders!
Recruitment Team Manager
SSP Digital and Tech Transformation
We’re on an exciting journey in our DX space. You could be one of our astounding digital innovators, devising and developing the technology that customers will use in the futureFind your perfect role
Frequently Asked Questions
How should you prepare for an interview at SSP?
We appreciate that an interview can make people nervous, we encourage candidates to do some research about our company and the location/Department you are applying for. Remember what is important to us is that we want our colleagues to be passionate, have a customer focused attitude and are willing to be part of a great team.
What questions did they ask during the interview at SSP?
During the interview we will ask you some questions to make sure we are both a good match for each other and talk through the role. For example, for team member roles, we will be discussing (amongst other things) customer service and teamwork, and for / management and support office roles we will be discussing the competencies needed for the role. We also welcome any questions or comments you may have.
What are the working hours at SSP?
For our operations teams, some of our units can open as early as 3am and some are open 24/7. We know it’s not easy juggling work and family and we want to do everything we can to help you manage your time well. A business as diverse as ours, we have the ability for our colleagues to apply for flexible working, which we will review on an individual basis. In our support functions, most roles are core hours and we also support Smart & Hybrid working, so please discuss with your interviewer to find out more.
What is the minimum age required to work at SSP?
We welcome applications from all ages, however some of our units require lone and night working and sell alcohol which would not be suitable if you are under 18 years old.
Does SSP require pre-employment background checks?
What kind of background check does SSP do and how long does it take? We operate in travel locations across the country, mainly in Airports and railway stations. Airports are secure environments and all successful candidates that join us are required to comply with Airport Security regulations. This means providing references to cover the last 5 years and undergoing a Criminal Record Check. Don’t worry if it sounds daunting, we will guide and help you through this process.
I would like to register my CV for future reference, so I can be considered for appropriate positions in the future
Unfortunately we don’t accept speculative applications. For all current vacancies within SSP please check our list of live vacancies . If you wish to apply for an open vacancy you will need to submit your application online using the links provided in the job adverts, we can only accept online applications.
If you have any questions or queries on opportunities with SSP, please get in touch and a member of the team will be in contact.