Greencore Group

Despatch Operative

17 Oct 2018
14 Nov 2018
Ms Harpreet Bharj
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type

We have fantastic opportunities for Despatch Operatives to join our team based in Atherstone, Warwickshire.

The function of the despatch department is to process finished Greencore-Food to Go products from Production through to the point of despatch.  This involves three main employment areas packing, picking and loading.  Wherever possible a level of multi-skilling would be advantageous.

***Please note that the shift pattern is Tuesday to Saturday 6am - 2pm***


Main responsibilities


The despatch packer receives finished products from production, checks their quality and packs the correct quantity into specified packaging.


The despatch picker selects products to fill customer orders in accordance with given specifications.


A loader works as a member of a team, loading, picked Greencore-Food to Go customer orders onto vehicles for delivery.

The metal checks are to be carried out every hour as it is a ccp (Critical control point). The check can take up to 40 minutes on days when another operative is carrying out the checks the individual would be expected to carry other Despatch role ,such packing a line.

Ideal candidate
  • Basic numeracy and literacy.
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • NVQ level 2 warehousing
  • Awareness of Equal Opportunities
  • Carry out metal dectection checks 
About the company

Greencore Group plc is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. Headquartered in Ireland, Greencore has operations in the UK and the US serving major retailers and brands in both markets.

It is a leading manufacturer of convenience food products to grocery retailers in the UK and a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, meals kits and salads to CPG, convenience retail and foodservice outlets in the US.

Greencore has a proforma Group revenue of £2.3bn and operates out of 50 locations in the UK, the US and Ireland

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