Just Eat to create 500 jobs in Nottingham

Just Eat has revealed plans to create more than 500 jobs in Nottingham as part of its expansion of the new UK worker model for couriers.

Nottingham is the sixth city in the UK in which Just Eat is offering the new model, following its launch in London, Birmingham, Brighton, Cambridge and Liverpool. The move has already created more than 6,000 jobs with more than 100 couriers already active in Nottingham.

All couriers contracted through the model are entitled to hourly pay, minimum/living wage, pension contributions and certain statutory benefits including holiday pay and sick pay.

All workers benefit from bespoke training to deliver the best food delivery experience to both customers and restaurants. To help protect couriers, they are covered by the relevant insurance. Alongside this, couriers are provided with e-bikes for launch.

Andrew Kenny, Just Eat UK managing director, said: “We recognise our responsibility to provide couriers with the best possible opportunities and we’re delighted that more than 6,000 jobs have already been created as part of this model. We’ve reached this milestone significantly ahead of schedule and, we’re excited to now be rolling this out to Nottingham, creating more than 500 roles over the next year. We believe giving couriers access to the benefits and security associated with a model like this is the right thing to do and we’re hugely ambitious to grow this further out across the UK.”

Couriers will have the option to work remotely or operate from a central hub, located in New Basford, a space which they can also use to take breaks.

Just Eat Takeaway.com operates this model across 13 markets.

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