Sodexo has been awarded a five-year integrated facilities management (IFM) contract with the University of Greenwich.
The contract starts next month and will cover security, cleaning, grounds maintenance, helpdesk services, portering, and maintenance and engineering services.
The university, founded in 1890, has three campuses in London and Kent consisting of academic and residential space in both listed buildings and new learning environments.
Sodexo will focus on delivering an enhanced student and staff experience, with an emphasis on providing social value. The company will preserve the environment, support local communities, enrich students' learning experiences, and help to improve their employability post-graduation.
Initiatives will include electric vehicles, CV clinics, employability workshops, work experience placements and guest lectures from experts from across Sodexo's business, overseen by a dedicated customer experience manager.
Through its partnership with the Social Value Portal, Sodexo can measure and report on the social impact of its service delivery.
Andrew Wilkinson Sodexo's CEO of schools & universities, said: "We are committed to supporting the university's strategic plan and collaborating with them to deliver social and added value that will enhance environments and experiences for students, staff and the local community."
The university's vice-chancellor, Professor Jane Harrington said: "Our students are at the heart of everything we do, and this contract enables us to deliver high-quality services while realising a wide range of opportunities for our students, ranging from mentoring, apprenticeships and internships to employability and CV workshops and career insight days.
"Sodexo shares many of our values particularly around sustainability and equality, diversity and inclusion."
Sodexo was highly commended at the Social Value awards for its contract management at University College London.