Four Star Pizza Launches Apprenticeship Programme In NI; Two NI Food Venues Will Awards At Asian Restaurants Awards
Four Star Pizza has launched an apprenticeship programme in Northern Ireland with plans to create 30 new jobs across its 15 outlets in Northern Ireland.
The Irish News quotes former delivery driver and current Four Star Pizza outlet owner Scott Higginson as saying, "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 a week on day shifts 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 programme will give apprentices a thorough grounding and unique insight into our business and our hope is that they will develop their careers with us."
Higginson reportedly added, "Most people don't realise that working with us can lead to a lifelong 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 of, just like I did."
Five Million Pizzas Sold Last Year
Last year, Four Star Pizza reportedly sold approximately five million pizzas, reportedly using close to 67 million pepperoni slices, over 550 tonnes of cheese and 1100 tonnes of flour in the process.
Two Northern Ireland Food Venues Will Awards At Asian Restaurants
In other Northern Ireland eatery news, two Northern Ireland food venues have won awards at this year's Asian Restaurant Awards in Manchester.
As reported by The Belfast Telegraph, Yaks Nepalese restaurant based in Bangor, Co. Down, won the award for "Best Nepalese Restaurant", and Cinnamon Indian restaurant in Belfast won the award "Best Indian Restaurant" at the event, which took place at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel this week.
The event was reportedly attended by 500 restaurateurs, chefs, food writers and VIP guests.
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