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Belfast man starts NI takeaways job page to help industry recover from staff shortages

TweetThrough a new employment page, a Belfast man is attempting to assist takeaways across Northern Ireland with staff shortages. The Northern Ireland Takeaway Association was founded by Michael Henderson, 33, of West Belfast, two and a half years ago. He wanted to assist the industry after working in it for ten years and meeting a lot of individuals along the road. Michael was overwhelmed with businesses suffering from a “revolving door of challenges” during the coronavirus outbreak, including receiving grants, constraints, and personnel shortages. He has now started a page on social media called Takeaway Jobs NI to fight staffing challenges in the industry. This recruitment portal allows struggling companies […]

Cadbury World is hiring, with ‘dream jobs’ available for chocolate lovers

TweetCadbury World has posted new job openings, and chocolate fans agree that it would be the “greatest job ever.” Mondelez, the world’s largest chocolate company, is searching for “confident and dynamic people with a passion for chocolate” to join its front-of-house and chocolate-making teams. Cadbury World, based in Bournville, Birmingham, attracts chocolate aficionados from all over the world. When the two new positions were announced on the brand’s Facebook page, many individuals commented on the ‘dream’ jobs. “My dream job,” one said, while “greatest job ever” was written by another. The majority of Cadbury enthusiasts were ecstatic at the news, but some were upset by the distance they would have […]

A pub and hotel group is offering a two-week paid training course as well as career opportunities

TweetThe Oakman Group Chef Academy is paying people to attend a two-week residential course and will provide you with a job upon completion. The epidemic and the impacts of Brexit have wrecked the hospitality industry, and one of the main issues is a significant lack of staff. The Oakman Group has decided to address the issue hard on, and its Chef Academy will be held in January, February, and March. It’s a two-week intense residential program held at The Woburn in Bedfordshire. All participants will be paid and provided with a complete food allowance, and at the end of the two weeks, they will be offered a position at one […]

Belfast City Council is looking for a new chief executive and is offering a generous salary

TweetBelfast City Council has posted a job advertisement for a new chief executive with a salary of nearly £150,000. Suzanne Wylie, the company’s current CEO, will step down later this month to take up a new position in Jersey. Her successor will be paid between £130,859 and £147,217 per year. The role pays more than the first and deputy first ministers of Stormont, who both get £123,000 a year. The application period will last three weeks, ending on January 28, with interviews scheduled for mid-March. The council stated in its employment advertisement: “This is a rare and career-defining opportunity to serve as a chief executive of a capital city.” The winning […]

Lidl announced plans for a £6 million outlet in Belfast that will create 100 jobs

TweetLidl is investing £6 million and generating 100 new jobs in the construction of its first store in south Belfast, where it will compete with Marks & Spencer for customers. The company has sought for planning approval to open on Boucher Road, where M&S will be its nearest supermarket neighbor, according to the company. The 1,425-square-meter store will be located between the National Football Stadium and the Olympia Leisure Centre. On the almost 10,000 square meter site, there will also be a drive-through cafe. The supermarket, according to Lidl, will open as early as this year and will support 200 construction employment in addition to 100 permanent retail positions. The […]

Heron Bros Group invests £6.5 million over two years, creating 30 jobs

TweetHeron Bros Group is investing £6.5 million in its MDF division, which will result in the creation of 30 jobs over the next two years. The Co. Tyrone group’s firm produces skirting, architrave, kitchen parts, and door frames, and will use the investment to grow its subsidiary ‘Promould.’ Promould, a specialist producer with over 20 years of experience, is a global leader in the field, with a vast product line that includes real wood veneer, specialized paper, PVC, and painted profile finishes. Heron Fit Out, the company’s other arm, which will profit as well, was founded in 2017 and specializes in timber fire door production, primarily for the UK and […]

Prestige Insurance Holdings to create 60 posts as it launches broking brand

TweetAs part of its digital expansion, a Northern Ireland group of insurance companies is investing over £3 million and generating 60 new employment. Next year, Prestige Insurance Holdings will launch a new digitally-led broking brand with new technical, product management, customer service, and marketing positions available in Belfast, Newry, and Londonderry, as well as remote working options. Significant developments in recent years have included a multi-million pound investment by global equity company Capital Z Partners Management, LCC (Capital Z), and the acquisition of Open & Direct from Swinton Group. Meanwhile, Autoline Insurance, located in Newry, combined with Abbey Insurance to form AbbeyAutoline. Trevor Shaw, chief executive of Prestige Insurance Holdings […]

Jollyes Pet Shop expansion brings new jobs

TweetJollyes, a pet retailer, has announced a £325,000 investment in additional stores in Northern Ireland, as well as improved partnerships with suppliers on both sides of the border. The company, which has 12 locations in Northern Ireland, generated five new jobs on Saturday when it opened a new store at Longwood Retail Park in Newtownabbey to replace its Glengormley location. A ‘pamper and groom’ spa is also located within the store. Jollyes will also establish its first store in Cookstown’s Sweep Road Retail Park in February, creating ten new employment. The company wants to expand further by acquiring smaller pet retailers and taking on new leases, according to the corporation. […]

Northern Ireland’s first private intensive care unit to open as part of £9m expansion

TweetAs part of a £9 million expansion, Kingsbridge Private Hospital will open Northern Ireland’s first private intensive care unit. The Kingsbridge Healthcare Group has hospitals in Belfast and Ballykelly, both in County Londonderry, as well as facilities in Donegal and Sligo. Santander UK provided funding for the company’s recent expansion and the acquisition of the North West Independent Clinic in Ballykelly earlier this year. The bank will also supply day-to-day services to the group under a new agreement with Santander. Kingsbridge is working on a £6 million expansion at its Belfast hospital on the city’s Lisburn Road, which would expand beds by a third and include a new ward, operating […]

Search for a new Invest NI chief begins

TweetTwo years after his appointment, the chief executive of the economic development organization Invest Northern Ireland is stepping down. Kevin Holland was appointed in October 2019 to succeed Alastair Hamilton, who had served in the position for ten years. Mr. Holland had informed the board of Invest NI of his desire to resign, according to Invest NI. There was no word on whether his departure from the position would be immediate. Mr. Holland said: “I joined Invest NI in 2019 after many years building international businesses around the world. Since then, I have been truly impressed by the successful businesses and people I have met here, as well as the […]