Greencore Group

Prep Operative - Days

16 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Ms Sarah Leisner
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Do you want to be paid weekly? Are you looking for a permanent full time job?

We are recruiting for a permanent full time Prep Operative to work on 10 hour days (5am to 3.15pm) based at our Manton Wood "Food to Go" Production Facility in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

As Prep Operative you will be responsible for preparing / prepping raw materials / ingredients using machinery (e.g. slicing cucumber, slicing tomatoes, grating cheese etc) so that the ingredients are ready for assembly and production. 

Shift pattern available is on days 5am to 3.15pm, Wednesday to Saturday. 

Pay rate is £8.47 per hour after successful completion of 13 week training period period at £7.83 per hour. 

Main responsibilities

As a Prep Operative you will work with raw materials direct from the supplier and process them into materials suitable to be used on sandwiches, flat breads and wraps. We have state of the art machinery which enables us to mix, slice, grate and dice any product into any shape, size or form quickly and efficiently. 
You will be responsible for ensuring the ingredient that you’re preparing matches the specification from the customer / supermarket on a 'right first time’ basis. As you will be responsible for weighing and measuring raw materials / ingredients to customer specifications it is essential that you have a good standard of numeracy and literacy, strong attention to detail and able to work to a high level of accuracy

You will also need to be PC literate as you will maintain and update relevant records and production logs using an electronic system called Aurora/system 21 as well as using MS Excel.  

We are running recruitment / assessment events on a weekly basis throughout the months of April and May at our Manton Wood site in Worksop. Successful candidates will be offered immediate start dates where notice periods allow.  

Recruitment / assessment events are held every Wednesday evening at 5pm for night shift roles and at 9.30am every Thursday morning for day shift roles. There may also be additional assessment events held on Thursday evenings at 5pm for night shift. 

PLEASE NOTE - If you apply for multiple roles then you will only be invited to attend ONE assessment event and you will be asked which 2 or 3 roles/shift patterns you would prefer.
Where possible, if each of the roles you have applied for are appropriate based on your experience, then we will assess you against each of your preferred top 3 roles and if you are successful it is likely you will be offered your 1st or 2nd choice. 

Ideal candidate


  • Maths (Entry Level 3 or above)
  • English (Entry Level 3 or above)
  • High level of accuracy
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team Player 


  • Similar previous experience 
  • Food Safety Level 2
  • Health and safety in the workplace Level 2
About the company

Greencore Manton Wood produce fresh sandwiches and wraps for leading Supermarkets in the UK. We produce over 4 million sandwiches every week and have almost 2000 employees. The site operates 7 days a week over 2 shift patterns - Days and Nights. Greencore are a fast paced and growing business which offer plenty of opportunity for employees who want to progress their career in Food Manufacturing/ Food Production.

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