Meat firm Cranswick in new recruitment drive

By Matt Atherton

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Meat processor Cranswick is searching for 20 new workers and 13 apprentices
Meat processor Cranswick is searching for 20 new workers and 13 apprentices

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Meat processor Cranswick is recruiting 33 new workers, including 20 roles across a number of departments, and 13 apprentices.

Cranswick is currently searching for full-time staff in new product development (NPD), food safety, supply chain, and other departments. The processor said it was looking for innovative, motivated and dedicated candidates to join its team.

An NPD controller role became available after a departmental restructure, Cranswick said. The role included creating and introducing procedures for NPD launches, while also assessing market trends to identify potential opportunities. The successful candidate will mentor the NPD team, Cranswick said.

Cranswick recruitment

Cranswick was also recruiting for a new daytime hygiene operative in its Barnsley Convenience Foods factory. The role included cleaning machinery, and duties in the high-risk area of the factory.

Supply chain roles at the meat processor included a despatch operative in North Yorkshire, a transport manager at Wayland Farms, and a heavy goods vehicle mechanic in Norfolk.

Other full-time roles at Cranswick included: ingredients technologist, finance assistant, process manager, hygiene manager for nights, operational trainer and pig-breeding stock handler. See the box below for a full list of jobs being recruited for at Cranswick.


Cranswick Country Foods in Norfolk was also hiring 10 new butchery apprentices, and two abattoir apprentices. Successful applicants will gain a level two food manufacturing diploma.

A Cranswick statement said: “We are currently looking for a number of apprentices to join us.

Cranswick Country Foods in Watton, Norfolk is serious about its quality pork products. Now we’re hungry for talented people to join us. It’s win win; you achieve your potential, we achieve our ambitious growth plans.”

The meat processor’s recruitment drive came two months after it reported a 27% rise in sales​ in its first-quarter trading update. Analysts hailed its results as an “outstanding start to the year.”

Meanwhile, earlier this month, prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor revealed plans​ to hire 47 new young starters.

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Cranswick recruitment drive in full

  • Ingredients technologist
  • NPD controller
  • Finance assistant
  • Process manager
  • Security officer (cover)
  • Shift quality assurance technician
  • Despatch supervisor
  • Hygiene manager for nights
  • Operational trainer
  • Shift quality assurance technician (QA)
  • Despatch operative
  • HGV mechanic
  • Transport manager
  • Security area cover officer
  • Pig-finishing stock handler
  • Pig-breeding stock handler
  • Goods in operative
  • Multi-skilled engineer
  • QA manager
  • Technical administrator
  • Engineering apprentice
  • Butchery apprentice (x10)
  • Abattoir apprentice (x2)

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