Hundreds of jobs to be created at Weston-super-Mare's Dolphin Square

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 October 2016

Old Dolphin Square site in Oxford Street.

Old Dolphin Square site in Oxford Street.

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Hundreds of people from Weston-super-Mare will be trained for employment in restaurants and leisure facilities when the third phase of the Dolphin Square development opens next summer.

The Westonworks employment partnership, which is jointly led by North Somerset Council and Alliance Homes, gets people back into the workforce and the organisation will soon be helping to train up to 400 people for jobs at Dolphin Square.

The scheme, which will be called Skills For Work (S4W), is being jointly offered by the council, Westonworks and the Government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It will offer training in a range of roles, including retail and hospitality positions.

A spokesman for the council said: “The training offered will be dependant on the individual requirements of those businesses taking up premises at Dolphin Square and the requirements of the participants identified to be involved in the S4W programme.

“With the types of occupiers known to be taking up units at Dolphin Square, many of the roles will be customer-facing retail, hospitality and catering roles, working for esteemed national chains.

“This will bring with it a number of entry-level positions for those entering work for the first time, re-entering work after time out, or those considering a career change.

“There will also be a number of management positions available for local people.”

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