Companies create more than 5,000 jobs in the UK

The UK’s largest high-street fast food chain, a Stoke-based engineering firm and an Exeter tech firm have collectively created over 5,000 jobs this week.

The BBC reports sandwich chain Subway is to create 5,000 jobs at 500 new stores by 2020, which would bring its total number of UK and Ireland stores to 3,000, cementing Subway’s position as the UK’s largest high-street fast food chain.

Meanwhile, The Stoke Sentinel reports engineering firm Olympus Engineering, based in Etruria in Staffordshire, is recruiting 20 engineers.

Finally, Devonlive.com reports Lightfoot, the creator of an in-car device that helps cut fuel bills, pollutants and accidents, is set recruit an additional 16 staff. The roles will be in development and innovation, insurance, account management, customer support and marketing over the next six months.

• Want to comment on this story? Email us at recruiter.editorial@redactive.co.uk or tweet us below to tell us your thoughts. We will run comments online in a round-up at the end of the week.

Email story to a friend

Board shake-up at Red Recruitment

Red Recruitment, the specialist accountancy, contact centre and office support recruiter, has announced a major shake-up of its board.

People 19 December 2019

Zoopla launches tech recruitment drive in London

Zoopla is to go on a tech recruitment spree in London.

13 December 2019

Recruiter HOT 100 2019: HOT 10 professional sector recruiters

Leading up to the publication of Recruiter’s HOT 100 list of the UK’s top-performing recruitment companies, today we reveal the HOT 10 professional sector recruiters.

6 December 2019

US firm to create jobs with new software engineering centre

US software firm ESO is to create 120 jobs in Belfast.

11 October 2019
Top