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Bakkavor announces growth & significant recruitment drive
Leading fresh prepared food manufacturer Bakkavor, has announced it is in the midst of a significant recruitment drive and is looking for hundreds of new permanent employees across the country.
Due to increased demand from its customers, Bakkavor is looking to recruit new employees in regions such as Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset and Wigan to fill factory production and management roles.
Bakkavor makes a wide range of fresh prepared foods, from ready meals, pizzas and soups through to salads, dips and breads. It is the largest producer of cream cakes in Europe, makes over 190 million ready meals every year and can take a potato from the field and convert it to ready-made mash within four hours.
Bakkavor produces the own-label brands of its customers such as Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Asda – the latest recruitment drive includes: 100 new staff members for Newark desserts plant, 60 new staff for the Holbeach Freshcook factory and 150 new staff for the pizza facility, also in Holbeach.
Pippa Greenslade, Group HR Director, commented:
“Now is a really exciting time for Bakkavor as we continue to grow from strength-to-strength and this is demonstrated by the sheer scale of our recruitment drive. The diverse range of roles we have available provides people all around the country with a great opportunity to work in the fast moving and exciting fresh prepared foods industry. We have a wide variety of roles on offer and we look forward to welcoming new people to our team.”
Bakkavor facts & figures
• Produces 80 million éclairs per year
• Produces 40 million egg custards per year
• Produces 20 million bowl trifles per year
• Have supplied over 30 million Marks & Spencer’s “Dine In” meals
• Produce an average of 1.2 million pizza’s a week
A current list of all the open vacancies can be found on the Bakkavor website.