Iceland's Food Warehouse recruits 50 for new city store
A Wolverhampton employment programme has helped 45 city people secure jobs at Iceland's new Food Warehouse, due to open next month.
Iceland worked with the Wolves at Work scheme to recruit 50 staff for the new store at the Peel Centre, Stafford Street, which is set to open on Tuesday, March 13.
The Wolves at Work employment programme - which is run in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions, Job Change and City of Wolverhampton College – helped generate 3,500 applications, and interviewed 300 candidates over five days.
45 of the 50 retail assistant and night replenishment assistant roles have been filled by Wolverhampton residents – and of those 45, 27 were previously unemployed.
Food Warehouse store manager Adam Allmark, said: “We have had great support from the Wolves at Work team.
“They were very positive in preparing the candidates for the process ahead – and it is the best recruitment service we’ve received.”
Wolverhampton council's economy chief, Councillor John Reynolds, said: “The Wolves at Work team has done a great job helping Food Warehouse in its recruitment process.
“The programme is all about delivering jobs for local people and this is another major success story.
“It also highlights how £3.7 billion of investment on site or in the pipeline in the city is creating jobs.”
Anyone interested in local jobs or employers needing recruitment support in Wolverhampton can register at www.wolvesworkbox.com.