Delivery company Deliveroo have announced a hiring drive in Weybridge.

The delivery company rely heavily on the use of drivers and bike riders to deliver primarily take away food from restaurants to residents.

A spokesperson for Deliveroo told the Comet they hoped to hire "up to 50 people" in the Weybridge area by the middle of next year.

The announcement of the company's arrival came after they said they had experiences a "huge" demand for the service in the town.

Harrison Foster, Deliveroo’s UK Regional Director, said:

"We’ve seen a huge demand for Deliveroo in Weybridge 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 hours amongst other perks."

Mr Foster described the roles on offer as "fast-paced and active" and urged anyone interested to apply via the company website.

Deliveroo have come under criticism over some of the company's business methods, including the use of "self-employed" delivery workers.

This means that delivery workers frequently have a zero-hours contract with the company, with no established number of working hours as part of their agreement to work with Deliveroo.

Campaigners say this means Deliveroo delivery workers are not entitled to a minimum wage, sick pay or holiday pay.

Responding to questions about employee pay and zero-hours contracts, a spokesperson for Deliveroo told the Comet:

"Riders in the UK make on average £10 an hour with Deliveroo

"The flexibility that comes with working with Deliveroo means riders can fit work around their life, not the other way round.

"Riders can choose when and where to work, and whether to accept an order."