Due to soaring takeaway sales KFC are planning to create a further 5,400 jobs through a recruitment programme aimed at employing 16 to 24-year olds.
The restaurant chain will utilise the government’s £2bn “kickstart scheme” which will help subsidise their hiring.
It is expected that the scheme will run until December 2021 and all new hires with KFC will be made permanent in full and part time roles.
Paula MacKenzie, General Manager at KFC UK & Ireland said, “There’s no denying it’s been a tough year for the hospitality sector, and we’re already seeing the substantial impact of that across our high streets and city centres.”
She adde, “The vast majority of our restaurants are run by franchisees, which are often smaller family owned businesses that have faced the unique set of challenges of this year, including the complete closure of restaurants in March, we’re proud to have been able to work together to reopen responsibly and in turn ensure the stability of our restaurants and provide new job openings into the industry at this time.”