Karro Food Malton hires 278 workers

By Rod Addy contact

- Last updated on GMT

Karro is a leading supplier of bacon, gammon, fresh pork, frozen sausage, ham and cooked meats
Karro is a leading supplier of bacon, gammon, fresh pork, frozen sausage, ham and cooked meats

Related tags: Meat & Seafood, Training & recruitment

Pork processor Karro Food Group has hired 278 workers at its Malton site since the start of the lockdown in March and its recruitment drive continues.

The company said the recruitment initiative had been undertaken to help to meet the increased demand for food from supermarkets and comes at a time when many people are facing an uncertain future.

A wide range of roles were on offer, many of which were highly skilled and well paid, according to Karro. 

The meat supplier is also offering employment for people with limited experience, offering full training. For example, the business said four trainees who started with the business eight weeks ago have been trained and promoted to semi-skilled butchers, increasing their earning potential from £430 to £580 a week.

Steve Ellis, chief executive officer at Karro, said: “We have some great skilled, well paid jobs to support the community in these uncertain times and will offer full training for less experienced candidates.”

Personal development and training

The business is urging anyone looking for permanent or temporary employment to get in touch and avail themselves of the opportunities for personal development and training.

Alongside top producers Cranswick and Tulip, Karro is currently poised to take advantage of a potential pork export deal with Mexico, following inspections by Mexican officials in February this year. This could drive up demand for its products even further. The potential trade agreement would follow confirmation of a UK pork export trade deal with China in 2017.

Karro is part of CapVest-owned Eight Fifty Food Group, which also comprises Young's Seafood, Greenland Seafood and pork processor M&M Walshe Holdings. It is a leading supplier of bacon, gammon, fresh pork, frozen sausage, ham and cooked meats to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers. Its headquarters are located in Malton, North Yorkshire, and it employs 3,000 people across its national food production locations.

Related topics: People & Skills, Meat, poultry & seafood

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