Potato supplier Branston to recruit for 45 jobs

By Michelle Perrett

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The factory is recruiting for 45 jobs
The factory is recruiting for 45 jobs

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Potato supplier Branston is launching a drive to find new recruits to join its prepared foods factory near Lincoln as demand for its products continues to grow.

The company is holding a recruitment day at the LNER Stadium to showcase the 45 jobs that are available - ranging from production operatives and forklift drivers to quality controllers and technical administrators. 

The company said it is offering an hourly rate of £11 for entry level positions, £250 new starter bonus, payable on completion of a 12-week probation period, and benefits including pension and bonus schemes, free parking, free bus from Lincoln city centre and breaktime drinks - as well as free potatoes.

New recruits

Tom Wykes, managing director at Branston Prepared, said: “We have an extremely committed and enthusiastic workforce here and enjoy seeing our people do well and progress. 

“The food production industry is an important contributor to the UK’s business success, which we are proud to be a part of. We hope to find a number of new recruits to join us as we continue to invest in new technology and expanding our product range.”

Branston, the UK’s largest potato supplier, employs around 800 people across its four factories nationwide, handling 350,000 tonnes of potatoes every year.  

Increasing demand

Simon Telfer, the company’s HR director, said: “These are exciting times as we continue to evolve to meet increasing demand, creating new opportunities for local people to come and be a part of our success.

“There are a range of roles available to join our talented team and we are looking for a wide range of skillsets. With our commitment to the training and development of our staff, working for Branston presents many great opportunities. 

Factory operations manager Vikki Britton started her career in the food sector on a production line before working her way up to her current role.

Vikki said: “The skills achieved here could give me or anyone else the potential to work in other industries, having a wealth of transferable skills and knowledge in your back pocket.” 




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