Posted: 15.09.20 at 11:33 by Tim Lethaby
The pizza chain Domino’s is serving up 5,000 new jobs and more than 1,000 Kickstart placements in an employment drive across the country, including at its Shepton Mallet branch.
The 5,000 new roles include pizza chefs, customer service colleagues and delivery drivers. These positions are on top of the 6,000 jobs Domino’s created since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic this year.
Shepton Mallet Nub News can confirm that some of these roles are based at the town's branch in the High Street.
Domino’s is supporting the UK Government’s Kickstart scheme, committing more than 1,000 work placements for young people in stores across England, Scotland and Wales.
Kickstarters will experience on-the-job training and have access to new e-learning modules on employability skills, such as timekeeping and teamwork.
Domino’s will pay Kickstarters in line with current store pay levels and individuals will have the opportunity to apply for permanent roles at the end of the six-month placement.
Eighty per cent of store managers were able to develop their skills into management, having started their Domino’s career as a delivery driver or pizza chef.
Dominic Paul, Domino’s Pizza Group CEO, said: “It was a privilege to keep our stores open during Covid-19 and to now be in a position to offer thousands more people the opportunity to become a Domino’s team member.
"We’re also delighted to have applied to support the Government’s Kickstart scheme, offering young people the chance to get back into work and to build lifelong skills through our training programmes.
"Together, these 6,000 new roles will help Domino’s continue to safely serve our local communities as we head towards the busy festive period.”
Domino's says the wellbeing of team members and customers is paramount, so has introduced measures such as contact free delivery and simplified its menu.
Anyone interested in applying for a position can search for nearby jobs at www.dominosrecruitment.co.uk or contact the Shepton Mallet store.
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