As part of the government’s nascent Kickstart scheme, Domino’s Pizza has announced the creation of 1,000 new placements and 5,000 new jobs. The 5,000 newly created jobs will include a number of roles, such as pizza chefs, delivery drivers and customer service staff. News of the additional 5,000 jobs follows Domino’s Pizza’s creation of 6,000 jobs at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The government’s Kickstart initiative is a £2 billion Treasury scheme to create jobs. Under-25s in England, Scotland and Wales will be given training on the job, as well as access to e-learning modules on skills such as timekeeping and teamwork.
Chief Executive Dominic Paul
Domino’s new chief executive, who formerly headed Costa Coffee, Dominic Paul 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 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 6000-plus new roles will help Domino’s continue to safely serve our local communities as we head towards the busy festive period.”
Domino’s: An Enduring Legacy
Domino’s Pizza operates one thousand one hundred and eighty-four stores across the United Kingdom, employing more than thirty-five thousand people. Despite remaining open throughout the lockdown, the pizza giant operated a limited menu. Its London stores suffered from considerably reduced footfall, while the omission of popular items from the menu also affected revenues. The first Domino’s stores in the United Kingdom was founded in Luton, in 1985. Since then, the US-based franchise has proven extremely popular. Last year, the company sold the best part of 90 million pizzas. Only last week, Domino’s launched a new vegan range of products.