JD Wetherspoon to create 1,000 jobs for school-leavers

06 September 2010 by
JD Wetherspoon to create 1,000 jobs for school-leavers

Pub operator JD Wetherspoon is to create 1,000 new jobs for 16- and 17-year-olds in the next 12 months.

The jobs are aimed at school-leavers who are entering the job market for the first time.

School-leavers will be offered positions working front-of-house serving customers, as well as in the pubs' kitchens.

The new employees will be offered the opportunity to study for NVQ qualifications, with the option of completing a professional diploma and honours degree if they progress to a management position.

Wetherspoon's head of personnel and training, Mandy Ferries, said: "We believe that many school-leavers will welcome the opportunity to work for Wetherspoon.

"We can offer them the chance to study as part of their work as well as progress within the company."

In July the pub operator, founded by Tim Martin, reported a rise in sales ahead of the end of its financial year.

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