A new bar and restaurant opens this Friday after a £2m investment which has created 30 jobs.
The Old Storehouse, in Amble, Northumberland, has been refurbished by owners Park Leisure who have recruited in the local area.
Three of the new staff members are Cameron Roper, Matthew Collins and Marion Gadema.
Roper, 17, from Amble is a part-time commis chef while taking a hospitality and catering course at Coquet High School. He said: “Jobs are very difficult to find so I am over the moon to be given the opportunity and my first step on what I hope is a long-term career in the industry.”
Collins, 24, of Eglingham, has been unemployed for the past three months but has now landed a position as chef de partie. He said: “I have completed Level 1 and 2 in professional cookery at Ashington College and head chef Adian has already offered me the opportunity to complete my training here within the workplace.”
Gadema is taking up her first full-time position. The 18-year-old, from Amble, said: “I have been appointed as a bar attendant and am very excited to be working for such a progressive company.
“The Old Storehouse has been magnificently refurbished and I am sure it will attract both local residents and visitors to the area, which of course, will help to continue to generate employment for local people.”
An 18th Century building, the Old Storehouse combines traditional character with modern features.
It is located on Links Road, Amble, and forms part of Park Leisure’s Northumberland portfolio.