The manufacturer has already recruited 40 permanent staff members for the 7,896m2 factory near Wells, with another 100 in the process of being recruited. The site will be fully operational from early to mid September.
Work began on the factory at the former Dulcote Quarry in April this year, after securing funding from NatWest, Lombard and RBS Invoice Finance.
Current vacancies at the site include a production team leader, as well as logistics, hygiene and production team members.
A lot of local interest
Recruitment was proceeding to plan, with a lot of local interest during a number of open days, according to a Charlie Bigham’s spokesman.
“We are actively interviewing production and hygiene team members at the moment, with three assessment centre days having taken place recently,” he said.
The new development is the first of four new kitchen facilities on the site, with each new construction creating more jobs over the next 15 years.
According to owner Charlie Bigham, the development was being built in the style of a university campus to create a “unique and positive” working environment for employees.
‘Very excited about our future’
“I am very excited about our future and our new production kitchen in the west will be a very important part of it,” said Bigham.
“I’m also confident that it will have a positive impact on those we employ and on the community around us as we advance with the long-term vision behind the project.”
The vacancies are available through Charlie Bigham’s recruitment website.
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