The new roles will support an anticipated seasonal uplift for the manufacturer going into the summer, which would continue into the Autumn and Winter.
Andrew David, Head of human resources at Rogerstone, said: “We have a large number of new roles that have come about as our business continues to grow with consumer demand. Following the height of the pandemic where demand fluctuated, customer orders have stabilised.
“We are now building our skills so that when we reach autumn and winter season and demand for our products rises we will have the best people, fully trained and ready to produce our high quality meals that our customers love.”
Number of roles
Roles the manufacturer is recruiting for spread across a number of departments and shift patterns, including production operatives, hopper operatives, machine minders, batchers, quality assessors, senior operatives, material controllers and hygiene operatives.
Site director Geoff Allison added: “This really is an exciting time for Rogerstone and the local community with this increase in demand for our products.
“We have played a vital role in maintaining food supply during the pandemic and have proven that jobs in the food industry are not only highly valuable but very resilient and that food manufacturing is a good career path to consider.”
2 Sisters’ latest employment campaign followed the recruitment of 500 new roles in both temporary and permanent positions at its Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire factory.
The manufacturer’s largest poultry processing centre, the Scunthorpe site already hires about 1,800 employees and has a throughput of 1.3m chickens every week.
A spokesman for the Scunthorpe site said: “We are delighted to be able to offer these additional roles, especially at a time when the economy and jobs in the Lincolnshire region have been badly affected by the pandemic. We’re here to help feed the nation because we play a critical role in ensuring poultry products are enjoyed across the UK, and we can offer some great job opportunities.
Meanwhile, Poultry processor Avara Foods has invested £1.9m in a new automated packing line at its Hereford factory as it announces the creation of 100 new jobs at the site.