Müller Dairy creates 50 jobs in Shropshire

By Laurence Gibbons contact

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Müller Dairy has created 50 jobs across two of its Shropshire sites
Müller Dairy has created 50 jobs across two of its Shropshire sites

Related tags: British dairy farmers, Milk

Müller Dairy has created 50 new yogurt and chilled dessert production jobs across two of its Shropshire sites.

The new roles at Müller’s Telford and Minsterley facilities followed strong growth in demand for the private label yogurt and desserts produced at these sites, the firm claimed.

Posts available included production operators, stores roles, process operators and engineering positions.

Roger Emery, Müller Dairy’s operations director, said he was delighted to be able to create the positions.

Build in the area

“We are offering careers in a business which continues to develop and aims to be the best dairy company in the UK,”​ Emery said.

“We currently employ almost 1,000 people in Shropshire and we intend to continue to build our business in the area.”

Müller will host recruitment stands at jobs fairs in Telford, Manchester and Northampton throughout July to fill the positions.

It will also advertise the roles on internal notice boards aimed at existing employees.

Open days will also be held at Telford on Saturday July 25 between 10.00am and 2.00pm and Wednesday July 29 between 4.00pm and 8.00pm.

The company recently announced the potential loss of 43 posts in Market Drayton​ as part of a review of operational efficiencies, and is ensuring that those who may be affected are offered the opportunity to transfer.

Müller has 19 sites nationwide and employs almost 6,000 people across two business units: Müller Dairy and Müller Wiseman Dairies.

The business recently started butter-making, opening a facility in Shropshire with the capacity to produce up to 45,000t of salted, unsalted and lactic butter each year for the manufacturing, food service and retail sectors.

Müller's new jobs

  • Production operator
  • Store roles
  • Process operator
  • Engineering positions

To make its range of dairy products, the Müller UK & Ireland buys milk from more than 1,200 British dairy farmers, all of whom are Red Tractor Farm Assured.

Earlier this year,Müller was forced to cut its milk price​ from 24.15 pence per litre (ppl) by 1.75ppl in a bid to remain competitive.

NFU calls for transparency

The National Farmers Union (NFU) called for more transparent relationships in the dairy supply chain to prevent dairy farmers going out of business this week.

NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison, a dairy farmer from Gloucestershire, said farmers were struggling to stay in business and invest in the future.

“Many of our dairy farmer members are feeling completely helpless, being driven to breaking point, haemorrhaging money, and leaving the industry in their droves,”​ he said.

“I can sympathise with how dairy farmers are feeling at the moment. Put simply, dairy farming once again finds itself in depression, and the anger out there across the industry is evident.”

Meanwhile, for the latest roles in food and drink manufacturing, read FoodManJobs​.

Related topics: Dairy, Dairy-based ingredients

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