About us

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.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for team players with a bold, fun and friendly personality to deliver an impactful and memorable experience to all our customers. You’ll really enjoy that customer interaction with everyone you serve.  You’ll be someone who prefers keeping busy, achieving results and high standards, and be able to use your own initiative, using your great communication skills to make a difference every day. 

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at SSP

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.

Our Perks


We offer a competitive wage, and we don’t differentiate pay based on age. We also offer a competitive unsocial premium. In many of our airport locations we can also help towards travel costs. Most of our Bars/Restaurant operate a Tips/Service charge system with 100% of earnings going to the team. 

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.

Confidential support

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.

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.

Whether you’re starting out your career, or want a change in direction or want to improve your knowledge, we have development opportunities and programmes to support at every level.

SSP Academy is our online learning platform that contains thousands of learning articles (e.g. book reviews; podcasts; e-learning courses, videos, interactive exercises etc). The SSP Academy allows individuals to own their learning experience, and access content suitable for their current role or the next role they are working towards.

We can also support you in obtaining a nationally recognised qualification with our Apprenticeship offerings, whether that from a Level 2 up to a degree qualification.

Apply now to be part of our family!

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