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Packaging Assistant – Food Manufacturing – 3 months FTC

Burtons Biscuits Company
£10000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2021

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Food Manufacturing
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Packaging Assistant – Food Manufacturing – 3 months FTC

We’ve had a strong 12 months as a business which has seen Burtons Biscuits…
  • Become the #3 branded player in a growing £3.3 billion category
  • Have 20% Market share including own label
  • Deliver consistent EBITDA growth since 2016
  • Provide strong investment plans in our bakeries
  • Develop a great culture – 4.7 on Glassdoor (not to brag but google is 4.6…)
  • Innovate award winning products including our Maltesers biscuits made in Edinburgh and Florentines from Dorset
We are also entering into our Seasonal production period and as such we need someone who is keen to gain experience in a fast paced food manufacturing environment and support our experienced Packaging Technologist teams across our two Scottish Bakeries, based in Livingston & Edinburgh.

So what is needed to support us for the next 3 months on our fantastic journey?

You need to be living locally to Edinburgh or our Livingston Bakery, as you’ll need to spend some of your week assisting with bakery trails and be on hand to troubleshoot and provide real time packaging solutions onsite. Be able to start with us no later than the middle of June is a must.

This is a great role you to gain some industrial experience, Natasha our current Head of Packaging got her first break on a 3 month Fixed Term Contract like this one and really helped kick start her career in Packaging.

You’ll need to be hardworking, good with data entry and comfortable using and uploading information onto online systems i.e. packaging material specs, pallet plans, technical drawings.

You don’t need loads of experience, and you might not have even worked in a food manufacturing environment before, or even a role that is 100% focused on packaging. What we want is someone who is hard working, accurate, strives to do the best they can, a key thing is that you must understand the best practices of what good looks like with Cutter Guides & Technical Drawings.

So you may have had experience in or as a: Graphic Designer, Machine Operator or Quality Operator in a FMCG manufacturing environment, Product Design or Graphic Design Graduate, Printing Operator, Artworker / Art Worker.

If you’re looking to kick start a career a packaging or learn some new skills then click apply now.

Location: Role split between our Livingston & Edinburgh bakeries – you must already live locally, this role cannot be completed remotely.

Hours: Full time – Monday – Friday

Contract: 3 Month Fixed Term Contract

Ref: 99481


Who Are Burtons Biscuits?

We are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Paterson Shortbread, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

‘We are a more successful and fun place to work when people feel free to be themselves’.

At Burton’s we believe in the power of being authentic, being entrepreneurial and being supportive to each other to meet our common goals…oh and did we mention having fun?!

Understanding our customers is crucial to our success, so having a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers is vital.

As a business we are committed to the continuous improvement of diversity and equality in the workplace and we welcome talented individuals from all backgrounds who share our Pride and Passion for Baking Great Biscuits and snacks.

Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We also have several key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector and our proud of the amazing biscuits we bake for our customers and consumers.

Within our Burton’s group, we have 6 bakery sites across the UK, located in Blackpool, Livingston, Edinburgh, Dorset, Isle of Arran and Llantarnam, with our head office in St Albans.   In total we employ circa 2,100 people around across our locations.

Burton’s Biscuits is owned by Ferrero and we are proud to be part of such a fantastic and successful business.  The Ferrero Group operates in more than 50 Countries and their products are sold in over 170 Countries.  We are delighted to be part of the Ferrero group which represents over 377,000 employees across the world and has a consolidated turnover of €12.3 billion (2020).

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Burtons Biscuit Company
NP44 3YL
United Kingdom
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