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30 new jobs created through pizza chain apprenticeship programme

3rd September 2021

A  NORTHERN Ireland pizza chain has launched a new apprenticeship programme with plans to create 30 new jobs.

The apprenticeship programme is in response to the growing success of Four Star Pizza which last year enjoyed its best annual performance since the chain was founded in 1986.

Now, to support this continued growth, the company has launched a province-wide recruitment drive to find new apprentices for its 15 Northern Ireland stores.

Scott Higginson started as a delivery driver with Four Star Pizza and is now a store owner. Commenting on the initiative he said: “Our new apprenticeship programme is a great way for people to learn a trade, get an insight into how a business is run and get expert advice from people who were in the same position as them once.

“Typically, our apprentices will work a minimum of 25 hours per week on dayshifts so they can cover all aspects of our business from dough making, which is made fresh in-store every day, to eventually leading their own team. Our six-month program will give apprentices a thorough grounding and unique insight into our business and our hope is that they will develop their careers with us.”

Encouraging interested candidates to consider the career potential behind an apprenticeship Scott added: “Most people don’t realise that working with us can lead to a life-long career that brings with it financial security and a great work culture – but it does require a good work ethic.

“Starting as a driver and gradually getting a feel for the business allowed me to progress naturally whilst gaining invaluable experience along the way, at every level, which set me up for success.  “Our apprenticeship programme offers a fast track, potentially life-changing, opportunity to others.  In return, the apprentices will need to be committed, eager to learn and, with our support, they could go on to build a career they can be proud – just like I did.” 

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