Middlesbrough Council is making sure the latest addition to the town’s cosmopolitan offer has all the help it needs when looking for the best local talent.
Bistrot Pierre will bring a touch of Gallic style to the important Albert Road area near the Town Hall Centre Square area when it opens in September.
The new continental-style eaterie will offer great value French food in a relaxed setting, and is the latest in a string of high-profile new arrivals giving town centre a new lease of life.
The restaurant will create 50 new jobs in the town, with vacancies open across all areas in the restaurant.
Middlesbrough Council – along with a number of other support agencies – is supporting Bistrot Pierre with its recruitment plans.
The council has helped co-ordinate the relevant agencies to ensure the appropriate support is on hand to put recruitment plans quickly in place and ensure local residents receive every opportunity to take up the new positions.
Middlesbrough Job Centre and the National Careers Service are providing support to residents to apply for the positions and help prepare their CVs.
Middlesbrough College is also providing support to the restaurant, linking their recent trainees and offering the Bistrot the opportunity to use their fully equipped training kitchens for interview sessions.
Bistrot Pierre General Manager Salvatore Savino said: “We are proud that the Bistrot Pierre family is growing and that we are creating job opportunities locally in a number of front and back of house roles.
“I’ve been part of the team at Bistrot Pierre since 1996, starting out as a part-time waiter in the Derby restaurant, it’s been a fantastic place to progress my career.
“We are looking for staff in all areas so if you think you have what it takes to join our ever-growing team please visit our website and apply, we’d love to hear from you.”
Councillor Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough Deputy Mayor and Executive Member for City Centre Strategy, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Bistrot Pierre to Middlesbrough at an exciting point in the town’s history.
“There’s a real sense of confidence ambition across the town centre, with new investment like this adding to a vibrant, cosmopolitan offer.
“The impact on the local economy is huge, and for local people there are the sort of job opportunities that can be truly life changing.”