DELIVEROO is set to expand its services in Dorset and is on the lookout for dozens of new workers.

The British food delivery service wants to launch in Dorchester, which will allow customers to order food from major brands such as KFC, McDonalds as well as local takeaways, businesses and restaurants through the service.

A spokeswoman for Deliveroo said the company is looking for 50 new riders and drivers in the area.

The company is appealing to car, bicycle, scooter or motorbike riders or drivers to deliver food from restaurants and grocery retailers across the town, cooked fresh to order and delivered to customers in as little as 20 minutes.

The ever-growing UK Deliveroo team are looking for locals who drive cars or ride a motorcycle, or perhaps enjoy cycling as a hobby or are looking for a way to keep fit, with the added benefit of making some extra money.

New riders are automatically enrolled in a first-of-its-kind free insurance package to ensure all are covered and protected while out on the road.

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Harrison Foster, Deliveroo’s UK Regional Director, said: “We’ve seen a huge demand for Deliveroo in Dorchester and we’re excited to be launching next month. We’re really excited to be creating new work opportunities for local people.

“The team is looking for people with passion, drive and great customer service who are seeking the added benefit of flexible work amongst other perks. Anyone who's interested should head over to our website to apply.”

Customers have the option to schedule orders via the Deliveroo app up to one day in advance or receive food as soon as possible from independent eateries, traditional takeaways, high-quality chain restaurants, supermarkets and food and grocery retailers conveniently delivered to their homes.

The service launched in Weymouth earlier this year and created 50 jobs in the area.

Deliveroo was founded by William Shu and Greg Orlowski in 2013. Since then, it has expanded to work with more than 80,000 restaurants and takeaways and has 60,000 riders to provide their service.

With headquarters in London, the company operates in more than 500 towns and cities throughout 13 markets.