Food & FMCG recruitment

Who's Hiring?

02 March 2021 by Caroline Vooght read
Businesses who are hiring or creating jobs

​Who’s Hiring?

Plenty of business are hiring right now. And for those who have lost their jobs in the Food & FMCG arena, we thought we’d round up some of the businesses who we’ve seen are investing and hiring. We know it’s tough out there to find a new role, but we thought this knowledge would be helpful.

Not all these businesses will have vacancies right now, but they may have coming up.

Our advice to you would be to make sure you sign up for any job alerts and follow the business on LinkedIn. See if there’s anyone you know working for a business of interest to you and connect with them. Get some hints, tips and knowledge before you apply.

Remember – preparation shows. Get ahead. There are more candidates in the candidate pool, but it doesn’t mean they are more appropriate. So, don’t be put off. And if you have a link to a business already, you are normally then best placed to see any vacancies first.

So here’s our round up of some of the businesses getting active with their cash and their jobs.

  • Cadburys are moving manufacturing to the UK with a £15m investment in Bourneville:

https://londonlovesbusiness.com/cadbury-to-move-from-germany-to-uk-with-15m-investment/

  • Biscuit sales are booming in Northumbria and are investing 6 figures to expand production of their gluten free products – great news for anyone who’s a consumer:

https://www.business-live.co.uk/retail-consumer/northumbrian-fine-foods-make-six-19752243

  • ECD are benefitting from part of £100m investment in the Tech Valleys in South Wales, and it’s more than just food businesses that gain the grants available:

https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/story/news/tech-valleys-manufacturer-of-dried-foods-and-nutrients-amongst-beneficiaries-from-new-investment-gra/

  • PFF, who normally make packaging for supermarket products, have expanded into supporting the NHS and healthcare workers with PPE:

https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2021/02/15/northern-food-packaging-firm-launches-ppe-division-after-creating-100-new-jobs

  • And First Milk are dividing a £12.5m investment between plants in Cumbria and South Wales:

https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2021/03/01/First-Milk-invests-12.5m-in-cheese-and-whey-processing

  • Bottling business MEG are ploughing investment into their South Derbyshire plant, creating 150 jobs:

https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2021/03/01/150-jobs-to-be-created-at-new-bottling-plant

  • Pukka Pies have invested almost £5m in their pant in Leicestershire and allowed them to invest in NPD and enter the Vegan market:

https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2021/03/01/Pie-maker-Pukka-announces-4.5m-Syston-bakery-investment

  • Wyke Farms have created a new export centre, and also heightened their green credentials:

https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2021/02/19/Cheese-maker-Wyke-Farms-posts-record-sales

https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2021/02/15/Mackie-s-Crisps-invests-750-000-in-vegetable-crisps-factory

  • Sedamyl (a former Tate & Lyle site) are creating 75 jobs in Selby:

https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2021/02/08/Sedamyl-80m-investment-in-Selby-plant-to-create-75-jobs

  • Branston have brought in a new MD to support a £12m investment

https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2021/02/05/Potato-firm-Branston-appoints-MD-to-support-12m-investment

And these are just the stories from the last few weeks.

If you’d like to know more about hiring in this market, let us know – we’re happy to help.

 

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