The business is on a major recruitment drive and looking to fill the available permanent positions within a month. These added jobs would bring the staff at Seachill’s Grimsby plant to 1,200 people.
Seachill managing director Simon Smith said: “Over the past few years Seachill has gone from strength to strength and we’ve now reached the point where we urgently need more permanent staff to start at our Estate Road 2 site in the next few weeks.”
In an effort to widen their appeal as an employer, Seachill has created two four-hour shifts to fit around school runs and evenings, along with roles for younger school-leavers.
Seachill’s human resource advisor Suzanne Wilkinson explained: “We are taking full advantage of the Apprenticeship Levy, offering internal progression to anyone who wants to step up to senior roles.
“We know there are a lot of people out there, who could do a really good job, but may have childcare issues that make work prohibitive, which is why we have worked in 10:00am to 2:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:00pm shifts.”
Seachill was purchased by the Hilton Food Group in November 2017 for £80.8m as part of the latter’s plan to broaden its offer into fish and seafood to its UK and overseas customers.