Food Production Operative

Location: Abergavenny
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: AVMC
Contact Name: megan cox
Expiry Date: 2022-07-08

JOB TITLE: Food Production Operative

About us:

Gap Personnel (operating as an employment business) have exciting opportunities for Production Operatives to join a well-established company who specialise in food manufacturing. Our clients business is growing and as a result, we are now seeking new talent to join their manufacturing teams. The environment is busy and fast paced.

Contract Type: Perm

Business Area: Food Production/Manufacturing

Location: Abergavenny

As one of the UK's largest food businesses, we are playing a critical role in keeping the nation fed. We are continuing to operate and are looking for motivated people to join our team as a Production Operative. With ambitious growth plans, we are continually investing in our facilities and our people, with opportunities to develop and build your career with us.

What’s in it for you?

  • Hourly pay rate: from £10 with 1.75 shift allowance on top
  • Guaranteed hours and opportunities for overtime
  • Employee benefits include a competitive pension and access to lifestyle and wellbeing resources
  • A safe dynamic working environment
  • Training and development opportunities from day one


Purpose of the role
Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be involved in the production and packaging of raw food products. You will adhere to health and safety at all times and follow all tasks in line with food safety rules.


Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Weighing, assembling and packing products ready for despatch.
  • Labelling of products
  • To pack and grade product to the required standard and meet the required packing rates as instructed by Team Leader/Management
  • Manual handling, lifting equipment and products up to 20kg
  • Carry out all duties in line with bird welfare, food safety and HSE guidelines
  • Carry out all duties in line with customer specifications and requirements.
  • Wearing the required and correct PPE at all times
  • Co-operate in the continuous improvement of Avara Foods quality, safety and productivity standards.
  • Maintaining a clean production environment individually and as part of a team


What we are looking for:

  • Good level of English and basic numeracy skills
  • The ability to work well within a team and communicate effectively
  • Good attention to detail and a flexible attitude to tasks
  • Experience within a production/manufacturing environment is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided


Working Hours: Morning Shift

Mondays 06:00-16:30

​Tuesdays 06:00-14:30

Wednesdays 06:00-14:30

Thursdays 06:00-14:30

Fridays 06:00-12:30

Afternoon Shift

Tuesdays 14:30-23:00

Wednesdays 14:30-23:00

Thursdays 14:30-23:00

Fridays 12:30-21:00

Saturdays 08:00-16:30

A little about us: 


Supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people.


All facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe:

  • Daily temperature screening
  • Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
  • Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
  • PPE and face coverings required in all shared spaces
  • Additional facilities and amenities to reduce congestion
  • Increased cleaning regimes across sites


If you’re ready to work in alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!


We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. 

Benefits: Free car parking, Pension, gap rewards scheme, permanent contract opportunities,

About You:

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with good team working skills and a 'can do’ attitude. You will be able to follow instructions effectively and work on your own initiative with good communication skills.

Experience: Food manufacturing experience would be preferably, but not essential. (Full training provided)

To apply, please submit your CV or alternatively please call gap personnel on: 01443 843499

This role is offering ongoing temporary and possibly permanent opportunities for candidates who are able to demonstrate their ability, commitment and excellent levels of attendance and performance during their assignment.

Gap Personnel Group are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job.

Closing date for applicants will be 30th July 2022.

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