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Bakkavor creates 1,500 jobs across the UK

Fresh prepared food manufacturer Bakkavor is recruiting for 1,500 food production jobs across its 23 UK factories.

Bakkavor produces meals, salads, pizza and bread, and desserts for the UK’s major supermarkets, including Tesco, M&S, Sainsburys and Waitrose, and employs around 17,000 people in the UK, and a further 2,000 globally. The jobs boost comes as the nation re-emerges from Covid restrictions and consumer demand for fresh prepared food normalises, the company said.

Regionally, Bakkavor is recruiting for 680 jobs across its Lincolnshire sites, with a further 196 roles to be filled in Nottingham, 148 in Kent and 139 in Bo’ness, Scotland. Bakkavor is also looking to employ people in Somerset, Lancashire, Leicestershire, London, Wiltshire and Cheshire.

Bakkavor has announced it is recruiting for 1,500 food production jobs across the UK / Picture: Bakkavor

Donna-Maria Lee, chief people officer at Bakkavor, said: “At Bakkavor, we’re immensely proud of our people and I would like to thank all our colleagues that have worked so hard during the pandemic to help us maintain food supply to the nation, helping to keep the supermarket shelves stocked at a critical time.

“As we re-emerge from lockdown, we have a wide range of jobs available at a large number of our well-established sites, all offering great career development opportunities. It’s important we continue to invest in the communities where we do business and we hope our employment drive will help many families to rebuild their lives after more than a year of lockdown.”

Bakkavor also invests in developing the skills of young people through its apprenticeship and graduate training programmes. Bakkavor has recently been commended by Jobs Crowd, winning the annual award for ‘Best Company in FMCG’ for its apprenticeship programme.

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