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2 Sisters creates 180 new jobs at Rogerstone factory
2 Sisters Food Group has created 180 new jobs at its RF Brookes prepared meals factory in Rogerstone, South Wales.
Following increased consumer demand, the new roles span a variety of departments and include operatives, hopper operatives, machine minders, quality assessors, senior operatives, material controllers, hygiene operatives, a plant operative and an industrial chef.
Two years ago, the prepared meals division of 2 Sisters – of which RF Brookes is a major part – invested £7m in a new state-of-the art vegetable processing facility elsewhere in the UK, which included new cooling tunnels, steam-injected kettles for cooking and cooling sauces, new coating systems and two new automated packing lines.
Andrew David, head of HR, at Rogerstone, said: “We have a large number of new roles that have come about as our business continues to grow with consumer demand. Following the height of the pandemic where demand fluctuated, customer orders have now stabilised and as we enter the autumn and winter season, demand for our products will continue to rise. We therefore seek people to produce our high quality meals that our customers love.”
Steve Bowling, site director, added: “In the past 6 weeks, we have seen our volume grow by circa 30%, we have seen our box meals double in sales creating the fast hike in production, therefore creating the additional jobs.”
The new roles arrive alongside the launch of 30 new seasonal recipes for the manufacturer, including a roasted butternut squash pasta bake, a flaming chicken masala with pilau rice and a mountain cheese bake.