Premier Inn recruitment drive underway

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A recruitment drive for Derry’s newest hotel gets underway today.

Premier Inn is creating 60 jobs at its hotel and restaurant at Crescent Link.

The hotel and Brewers Fayre family pub restaurant is expected to open in December.

The North’s Minister for Employment and Learning, Dr Stephen Farry says he is “is pleased to be assisting Premier Inn in its latest recruitment especially during this difficult economic time.”

“I particularly welcome Premier Inn’s decision to facilitate interviews for unemployed individuals and people with disabilities.

“The opportunity to apply for these jobs is being supported locally by pre-employment training.

“The contribution that Premier Inn is making to the economy through the creation of further jobs in Northern Ireland is commendable.”

The recruitment process offers a full range of full and part-time positions, with all new employees undergoing Premier Inn’s bespoke training.

Premier Inn Cluster General Manager, Cathy Hopkins said: “We are proud that the new Premier Inn and Brewers Fayre restaurant at Crescent Link will create much-needed employment and sustainable career opportunities in the area.

“We believe the arrival of Premier Inn to Derry/Londonderry will also help to improve the city’s hospitality and tourism offering. Premier Inn has invested heavily in Northern Ireland and we are excited that we will soon open our seventh hotel here.

“With the city’s tourism figures expected to double in 2013, we are delighted to bring a new Premier Inn to Derry/Londonderry just in time for the start of the City of Culture celebrations.”

Details and application forms for all positions will be available from Jobs and Benefits offices across the North or online at www.jobcentreonline.com