MOTORWAY services operator Roadchef has announced plans to recruit 50 new people at its Killington Lake site near J37 of the M6.

The move comes as the company completes a major refurbishment of the site and prepares to open a branch of McDonald’s as part of its ongoing investment in its catering facilities.

Roadchef says the opening of a McDonald’s franchise is expected to bring with it increased footfall and sales and Roadchef is inviting people in Cumbria to apply for the full and part-time positions to support the development.

The firm said the successful applicants would receive training ‘to help them further their career in the competitive catering sector’.


Paul Matthews, Roadchef’s area director at the Killington Lake site, said: “The investment in the catering facilities will undoubtedly bring more customers through the doors, so to meet the increase in demand we are recruiting around 50 new team members.

“Each successful applicant will embark on an industry-leading training programme allowing them to develop their skills in specific areas of catering and customer service.

“Our team members are the face of Roadchef and it is important that each and every one of them receives the necessary skills to become the best in class.”

Roadchef is one of the UK’s leading motorway service operators. With 20 sites, the company caters for an estimated 60 million each year. For further details about the opportunities available at Killington Lake, applicants are advised to call Dinu Marcus, business manager for the McDonald’s at the site on 07572385362 or alternatively email