Domino's to create 5,000 new jobs ahead of Rio Olympics and Euro 2016
Takeaway pizza chain Domino's plans to recruit 5,000 new employees as it gears up for major international sporting events.
The UEFA Euro Football Championships and the Rio Olympics in 2016 are expected to drive demand for the business, which recently celebrated 30 years in the UK with the opening of its 900th store, in Ashford, Surrey.
Domino's said it is on target to open more than 50 sites by the end of 2015.
Jobs available will include delivery drivers, store team members, pizza makers and franchise managers. New starters will complete the company's new online induction programme and management training system, which is due to launch next year.
Scott McLeod, operations director at Domino's Pizza UK, commented: "We have seen continued healthy growth in the business this year with like-for-like sales up by over 14% in the UK and Ireland in quarter three of 2015.
"Our digital ordering now represents 77% of our delivered sales with nearly 50% made on our app. There are some exciting innovations coming in the next few months to make ordering even easier as we are gearing up for a strong 2016."
Domino's said it expects a peak in orders around UEFA Euro 2016 now that England, Wales and Northern Ireland have qualified for the tournament scheduled for 10 June to 10 July 2016. During the last World Cup in Brazil, Domino's saw an average game day sales uplift of almost 10% peaking at a 23% lift for England's game against Uruguay.
"There's never been a more exciting time to join the Domino's family. With everything 2016 has in store, we believe we could be looking at an extra 15 million pizzas next year. We employ people who want a fun, dynamic and spirited workplace. Our teams always demonstrate integrity, honesty and reliability and of course a real passion for pizza goes a long, long way," added McLeod.
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