The Her­ald has been given a spe­cial look in­side the un­der­con­struc­tion Dome at the Premier Flour Mill, as the com­pany calls for ap­pli­cants to fill 30 po­si­tions.

Great Southern Herald - - Front Page - Sjanna San­dalova

As con­struc­tion of the Katan­ning Dome and Premier Mill Ho­tel nears com­ple­tion, a search be­gins to find a large, di­verse team of lo­cal in­di­vid­u­als to fill a num­ber of po­si­tions.

The six-year pro­ject that has been the de­sign, con­struc­tion and adap­tive re­use of the Katan­ning Premier Roller Flour Mill is ex­pected to of­fi­cially open in April, to co­in­cide with the mill’s orig­i­nal open­ing date of April 30, 1891.

About 30 hos­pi­tal­ity po­si­tions need to be filled, mak­ing this one of the largest new em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in the area in some time.

Gen­eral man­ager Red Ni­col would like the team to be truly re­flec­tive of the di­verse and mul­ti­cul­tural na­ture of Katan­ning be­cause she be­lieves that is part of what gives the town its ap­peal.

“In many po­si­tions that we will be re­cruit­ing for, it mat­ters less to me that an in­di­vid­ual has spe­cific ex­pe­ri­ence or skills, but more that they have a gen­uine wel­com­ing smile and hard­work­ing at­ti­tude,” she said.

“First and fore­most, they need to be peo­ple that are nat­u­rally car­ing and wel­com­ing and who will en­joy pro­vid­ing guests with a sense of com­fort and respite from the out­side world.

“We will be of­fer­ing venue-spe­cific train­ing in Perth for some po­si­tions and on-the-job train­ing in the busi­nesses them­selves once they are ready, giv­ing peo­ple a greater level of skill and con­fi­dence prior to open­ing.”

Dur­ing the re­de­vel­op­ment, wher­ever pos­si­ble, orig­i­nal ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures and items of mill ma­chin­ery and equip­ment have been re­stored and they fea­ture along­side the newer as­pects of the build­ing, en­sur­ing that guests will be able to ap­pre­ci­ate the his­tory and sense of place that has been pre­served for future gen­er­a­tions.

Guests will soon get to en­joy a 22-room bou­tique ho­tel, the Premier Mill, as well as Dome cafe and com­mu­nity spa­ces peo­ple can hire for func­tions.

Re­cruit­ment for the new Dome com­plex and Premier Mill Ho­tel is un­der way.

A tele­vi­sion in one of the bed­rooms.

Pic­tures: Sjanna San­dalova

One of the Premier Mill’s bed­rooms.

The future un­der­ground wine bar wait­ing to be trans­formed.

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