Great news for Northern Ireland as Costa Coffee, the nation’s favourite coffee house, will open three new stores creating up to 40 new jobs, with additional seasonal staff, over the next few months. The stores located at the Kennedy Centre, Belfast, Lisburn Leisure Plex and Hollywood Exchange will provide all the top quality Costa drinks, food and products including the Coffee Club – a points based reward scheme offering lots of free products.
The store at the Kennedy Centre opened its doors on 15thNovember with Lisburn Leisure Plex expected to open on 30thNovember and Hollywood Exchange early December. These three new stores will bring the Costa stores in Northern Ireland to 21 and employing 250 people. Costa Coffee, through the franchise partnership with MBCC Foods Ireland Ltd, opened their first store in Northern Ireland in 2004 at Belfast City Airport.
Dervla Arthurs, Marketing Manager for Costa Ireland, said:
“We are delighted to be opening three new stores and up to 40 new jobs in Northern Ireland over the forthcoming months. Not only will we be offering a top quality product and service but anyone who joins our team will benefit from our excellent staff training which includes a dedicated core skills trainer and the opportunity to train at our Barista Academies in Dublin and Cork. Our talented Baristas also have the chance to take part in the Costa Barista of the Year and represent Ireland in the world finals which are held annually at our Roastery in Lambeth.”
Along with expertly handcrafted coffee drinks and expert baristas, the stores will offer a full range of cold drinks and a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes and pastries as well as free WIFI internet access. As part of the new store openings customers can pick up a Club Card and register it online to receive 100 bonus points towards their first free coffee.