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Cineworld, M&S, Next, Costa Coffee and more to hunt for hundreds of employees at £53m St James development next week

PUBLISHED: 13:05 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:05 31 October 2017

St James development in Dover

St James development in Dover

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The retail and leisure complex is set to open early next year

Some of Britain’s biggest high street names will be on the hunt for hundreds of new employees next week for a huge retail and leisure complex in Dover.

Tenants of the £53m St James development, which bosses say is set to create some 500 new jobs, will descend on the town hall next Thursday as part of a recruitment drive.

Among those recruiting will be Cineworld, M&S, Next, Costa Coffee, Greggs, Shoezone and Trespass.

The Dover Jobs Fair is being organised by Dover District Council and its partners, East Kent College, and Kent Choices which offers advice and information for school leavers.

A wide range of local companies will also be recruiting, from science and engineering, to food production and maritime.

There will be advice and information on further and higher education, apprenticeships, and volunteering, while staff from Dover Jobcentre will also be on hand.

Council leader Keith Morris said: “We’re delighted to welcome many of the tenants at the St James development to Dover Town Hall on Thursday, 9 November.

“It will be a great opportunity for people to come and see the job opportunities on offer when St James opens early in 2018.

“I am also delighted that many of the district’s largest employers are also supporting the event, and demonstrating the depth of career, apprenticeship and training opportunities available in the Dover district.”

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