Just Eat has announced it will create more than 1,500 new customer service jobs over the next 12 months, in collaboration with Sunderland City Council.
The new roles will be based in Houghton le Spring, Sunderland. Overall, Just Eat is investing more than £100m into the region across the next five years which will go towards creating a modern workspace for the team, equipment, training and jobs.
Recruitment is underway with approximately 300 jobs already created to date. A variety of positions from customer service advisors to team leadership, specialist support roles and management are available.
Andrew Kenny, UK managing director at Just Eat, said: “As part of our ongoing investment in our UK business, we’re delighted to be creating upwards of a thousand new employment opportunities in our customer care department over the next 12 months.
“Alongside the launch of our worker model for couriers, this move will help us to bring the very best service to our customers and restaurant partners as demand for food delivery goes from strength to strength in the UK.
Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “We’re thrilled to have supported Just Eat to make its move to Sunderland, joining a dynamic business community and creating jobs and opportunities for people across the city.
Andrew Moffat CBE, chair of the North East LEP Investment Board, added: “Just Eat’s commitment to create more than 1,000 jobs in the North East and continue its investment in apprenticeships and long-term career development is great news for Sunderland, and our region.”