UK’S BIGGEST PIZZA COMPANY GEARS UP FOR THE EUROS, THE OLYMPICS AND 50 NEW STORES
UK’S BIGGEST PIZZA COMPANY GEARS UP FOR THE EUROS, THE OLYMPICS AND 50 NEW STORES -
With more than 50 new stores and major international sporting events including the UEFA Euro Football Championships and the Rio Olympics scheduled for 2016, Domino’s Pizza UK today announces that it is looking for 5,000 new team members in the UK and Ireland over the next year.
Having recently celebrated its 30th birthday in the UK with the opening of its 900th store at Ashford in Surrey, Domino’s plans to build on the 50+ new store openings it will have made by the end of 2015.
Jobs will be available in roles ranging from delivery drivers and store team members to pizza makers and franchise managers. New starters will be supported by the company’s new online induction programme and management training system, which is due to launch next year.
“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 3 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,” said Scott McLeod Operations Director, Domino’s Pizza UK.
Now England, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland have qualified, Domino’s expects a peak in orders around UEFA Euro 2016 which will feature 24 teams and 51 games between 10 June and 10 July 2016. During the last World Cup in Brazil, Domino’s saw an average game day sales uplift of almost 10 per cent peaking at a 23% lift for England’s game against Uruguay.
The combination of store growth and unprecedented home interest could mean orders exceed 7 million pizzas during the Euros. To meet the demand, Domino’s is looking to recruit an additional 1,500 drivers alone across the UK and Ireland to deliver freshly-made
Pizzas sold during the tournament are expected to stretch the equivalent of over 12,000 miles or more than 200,000 football pitches
That’s a massive 50 million slices of pizza
Over 5,000 Domino’s pizza makers will create the pizzas
They will use over 800,000kgs of tomato sauce, 825,000kgs of mozzarella cheese and 42 million slices of pepperoni
Less than a month later, the world will witness the biggest sporting event on the planet – the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Over 17 days, 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will compete in 42 sports with a global TV audience estimated to be in excess of 900 million.
“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,” said Scott McLeod.
As part of its new online induction, as well as throughout people’s careers, Domino’s offers its employees full training ranging from dough management and food hygiene for pizza makers through to road safety for pizza delivery experts. Domino’s Pizza recruits on the basis of ability and, as many team members go on to management positions in under two years, this represents a fantastic opportunity for jobseekers.
Domino’s believes in opportunities for all. The company is an Age Positive Employer Champion, which means that it has been recognised for its commitment to welcoming applicants of all ages.
If you would like to apply for a position, please visit http://corporate.dominos.co.uk/working-for-us
To apply, potential drivers need to be able to work evening and weekends, have a full driving licence and a roadworthy vehicle that is taxed with a valid MOT and insurance. More details http://corporate.dominos.co.uk/calling-all-drivers
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Domino’s Pizza Group plc is the leading player in the fast-growing pizza market and holds the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. The first UK store opened in Luton in 1985 and the first Irish store opened in 1991. In April 2011, the Group acquired a majority stake in the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in Germany (now fully owned). In September 2012, the Group acquired the master franchise for Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. Founded in 1960, Domino’s is one of the world’s leading pizza brands. Through its primarily franchised system, it operates a global network of more than 11,000 stores in over 70 international markets. Domino’s has a singular focus – pizza made freshly to order with high quality ingredients. Customers in the UK can order online at www.dominos.co.uk, in the Republic of Ireland at www.dominos.ie, in Germany at www.dominos.de and in Switzerland at www.dominos.ch. In addition, mobile customers can order by downloading Domino’s free iPhone, iPad and Android Apps.