SSP, the organisation behind the food and beverage outlets at Newcastle International Airport, are looking for new team members to join Burger King, Flying Hippo, Beerhouse, Uppercrust, Ritazza, Pita & Brew, Cabin and Bar 11.

We’ve teamed up with SSP to run a specialist hospitality academy; a free training programme to help you to build the skills and knowledge they’re looking for with a guaranteed interview at the end.

Sign up for our SSP Hospitality Academy Information Day (see below) to hear more about the role, meet the team and to find out more about this specialist training.


Who are SSP?

SSP is a global organisation operating in over 30 countries, has over 50 years’ experience and manages more than 400 household brands such as Burger King, Starbucks, Upper Crust and Ritazza. They create and run food outlets at airports, railway stations and motorway service areas delivering world-class customer service and food.

They’re looking for new team members with a passion for food; who can put a smile on every customer’s face, work hard and enjoy delivering high standards. So if you’re enthusiastic, outgoing, flexible, reliable, have a good sense of humour and remain calm under pressure, then this is the career choice for you.

About the job roles

SSP are recruiting for a range of full and part time roles in the food outlets that they manage at Newcastle International Airport including Burger King, Flying Hippo, Beerhouse, Uppercrust, Ritazza, Pita & Brew, Cabin and Bar 11.

Benefits of the roles include:

  • Up to 50% off SSP brands such as Burger King, Ritazza and Upper Crust
  • 20% off in M&S
  • 28 days’ holiday (for full time team members)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free uniform
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Bonus scheme

About the training

Duration:15 days

Days: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm

Start date: Monday 5th March

Venue: Gateshead College, Baltic Campus, Quarryfield Road, Gateshead NE8 3BE

This free, short training course will help you gain the knowledge, skills and experience SSP are looking for, putting you in a perfect position to be successful at interview. The course will cover:

  • How to present yourself at interview and answer questions well
  • Communication skills
  • Working with others and as part of a team
  • One to one support
  • Practice interviews
  • Tours of food venues
  • Job hunting and application support
  • Knowledge & practical hospitality skills
  • Health & safety, food safety & basic food preparation

You’ll come away with the following nationally recognised qualifications:

Level 1 Award in Health & Safety Awareness

Level 1 Certificate in Occupational Studies for the Hospitality Workplace

Level 1 Employability Skills


Free, thanks to funding from the European Social Fund.

If you are claiming Jobseekers Allowance, all travel costs will be covered by Job Centre Plus.


If you have any questions, please call 07725 219 315 or 0191 490 2274 or you can email or

Attend one of our information days

To hear more about the role and to meet the team come along to an SSP Hospitality Academy Information Day. Please complete the booking form below and we’ll be in touch with further information.