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.

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