Greencore Group

Skilled Operative - Nights

07 Dec 2018
04 Jan 2019
Ms Sarah Leisner
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Do you want to be paid weekly? Do you want a permanent full time job working on Nights with set Nights each week? .......Then look no further!

We are recruiting for a variety of permanent hourly paid roles on Nights in Production, Prep, Operations, Hygiene, Technical and Despatch. 

We have various shift patterns and generally on Nights the shifts start between 5pm and 6pm and finish between 3.30am and 6am. Night shift patterns are either 4 x 10 hour shifts or 12 hour shifts 4 on 4 off, 3 on 3 off. The majority of vacancies are full time c.42 hours per week and are paid by the hour / minute on a weekly basis.

Overtime is paid at time and a half. Full training is provided, and previous experience is not always necessary.

Package description
  • Enhanced pay rates for working weekend and/or night shifts
  • Overtime paid at time and a half - above contracted 42 hours per week
  • Paid for every minute you work from your contracted start time
  • Free Parking
  • Fully subsidised canteen serving hot food and sandwiches
  • Staff Shop - discounted products e.g. ready meals, sandwiches, cakes and other items
  • 20 Days holiday per year + 8 statutory bank holidays 
  • Training, development and qualifications to help you grow your career. Qualifications include Advanced Operator, Team Leader,  Food Technologist, Project Manager and Trainee Manager.  
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Childcare Scheme
  • Shopping discounts with multiple retailer discounts and offers
  • Sharesave Scheme
  • Westfield Health Care - Healthcare Cash Plan
  • PPE is provided free of charge including safety shoes, thermal fleece jackets/body warmers, gloves and hats
  • Locker
  • 13 week training rate at £8.16 ph on nights (external candidate only)
Main responsibilities

The type of skilled vacancies we have in our Factory include the below – the pay brackets are the hourly rates and depend on the shift pattern on Nights in that role.

Grade 2 SKILLED – experience preferred but not essential £9.54 to £10.66

  • Prep Operatives 
  • ​Despatch Operatives - Loader / Window Operative

Grade 3 SKILLED - experience preferred but not essential £9.94 to £11.06

  • Machine Operators
  • Despatch Operative - Chill
  • Despatch Operative – Picker

Grade 4 SKILLED - experience preferred but not essential £10.44 to £11.57

  • Despatch Operative - Stores
  • Part Qualified QA

All roles have a 13-week training rate paid at £8.16 per hour on nights (unless you are internal). Once you have successfully passed the probation period then the hourly rate will increase as per your shift pattern and role type.

We run recruitment / assessment events on a weekly basis at our Manton Wood site in Worksop. Recruitment events are usually run on Wednesday evenings for night roles starting at 5.30pm. 

If you apply for multiple roles then YOU WILL ONLY BE INVITED TO ATTEND ONE ASSESSMENT EVENT. During the event we will talk through ALL vacancies we have available at Manton Wood and you will be asked to select your first and second choice. If each of your choices are appropriate based on your skills and/or previous experience, then we will assess you against both and if you are successful it is likely you will be offered one of these. 

Ideal candidate


  • Attention to detail
  • High level of accuracy
  • Team player
  • Comfortable working in a chilled environment
  • Reliable
  • Basic Maths & English at Entry level 3 or above 
  • Good verbal communication skills 

The below are desirable but not essential as full training will be provided. 

  • Safe working with chemicals (Level 1) (Hygiene Roles only) 
  • Food Hygiene (Level 2)
  • Health and Safety in the workplace (Level 2)
  • Experience in a similar role / previous experience 
About the company

Greencore, Manton Wood produce fresh sandwiches and wraps for many of the Supermarket retailers in the UK. We produce over 4 million sandwiches every week and have almost 2000 employees. The site operate / Produce over a 7 day a week across 2 shift patterns - Days and Nights. 

Greencore are a fast paced and growing business who offer plenty of opportunity for employees who want to progress their career in Food Manufacturing / Food Production. 

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