Mine recruitment event success
- Categories : Press Release
- 18 Nov 2022
A recruitment day held to find staff for one of the Merthyr Tydfil’s newest and most popular restaurants was a resounding success.
The Council’s Employability team organised the event at The College Merthyr Tydfil on behalf of The Mine at CF47 & Castelany's Fine Dining, which is looking to take on more ‘front of house’ staff.
A total of 14 people signed up to potentially start a career in hospitality after meeting co-owners Managing Director Stuart James and award-winning Head Chef Marius Castelany.
“We had some great possible candidates interested in full and part-time roles,” said Marius. “Thank you to the Council and College for their support, which was much appreciated. It’s been an absolute pleasure meeting our potential new employees!”
The Mine, which opened in the town centre almost a year ago, is a Welsh-Italian colliery-themed restaurant, tapas bar, wine bar and music venue.
It is one of the businesses to benefit from the Council’s Meanwhile scheme, which supports new enterprises to open premises in vacant buildings in the town centre.
The formerly derelict Bowen’s Court building is also the 12th to have undergone major redevelopment as part of the Council’s Pontmorlais Townscape Heritage Scheme since its launch in 2011.
Council Leader Cllr Geraint Thomas said: “We appreciate how difficult it is for some sectors, particularly hospitality, to recruit new staff at the moment. To that end, the Council’s Employability team is working with partners to try to fill gaps and find work for local people, with a jobs fair planned at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre in January.
“We’re all delighted with the outcome of The Mine’s recruitment event, and we’re hoping it will result in some permanent positions there and contribute to the continuing success of this popular restaurant.”