Posted on Thursday 23 August 2012 by Ulster Business
Employment Minister Dr Stephen Farry pictured with Cathy Hopkins and Ben Clayton, Premier Inn Cluster General Managers.
The company, which is working closely with the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) on its latest recruitment drive, is offering a range of full and part-time positions and said all new employees would receive training.
The construction of the 60 bedroom hotel, which will also feature a 200 seat Brewers Fayre family pub restaurant, is now under way and the formal opening is expected in December 2012.
Premier Inn have said the project represents a £6m investment into the local economy.
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.”
Speaking on the day when thousands of young people in Northern Ireland were receiving their GCSE results, Employment Minister Stephen Farry added: “The Department 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 Details and application forms for all positions will be available from: http://www.jobcentreonline.com