Müller to recruit 300 staff during coronavirus crisis

By James Ridler contact

- Last updated on GMT

A spike in demand has sparked Müller to recruit 300 staff
A spike in demand has sparked Müller to recruit 300 staff

Related tags: coronavirus, Training & recruitment

Coronavirus panic buying has prompted dairy processor Müller to launch a significant recruitment drive for up to 300 additional key workers amid the demand spike.

The company is recruiting for roles in manufacturing and delivery, including drivers, dairy technicians, factory operators, packaging operatives and mechanics. In addition to the increased demand, the situation has been compounded by worker absences due to self-isolation.

Müller is the latest in a growing number of food and drink firms that have ramped up recruitment to curb the impact of the pandemic on their businesses. 2 Sisters is hiring at a number of sites around the country​, while retailer Tesco announced 20,000 new jobs we to be created in its stores for the next 12 weeks.

Feeding the nation

Commenting on the recruitment plans, chief executive officer (CEO) at Müller Yogurt & Dessert Bergen Merey said: “Dairy is the cornerstone of Britain’s food industry, so our products and supply chain have a major role to play in helping to feed the nation. This is no longer simply a duty, this is now an obligation.

“We’re part of an entrepreneurial, progressive and vibrant family-run business, and people are crucial to our success. Our message is simple, if you’re available and have the necessary skills and qualifications, then we’d love to hear from you.”

Müller also planned to expand its direct-to-consumer capabilities by hiring 100 milkmen and women, after reporting a record 25,000 new customers in the past week.

‘Time of national crisis’

Jon Jenkins, CEO at Müller Milk & Ingredients, added: “Milk is found in 96% of Britain’s fridges and at this time of national crisis, ensuring the nutritional benefits of fresh milk are available to every household in the UK is galvanizing our whole business.

“If you are currently out of work temporarily or permanently, we would love to talk to you about a role at Müller.”

Related topics: Dairy, People & Skills, COVID-19

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