Careers

Looking for a job that’s as flavoursome as our products? The growth of our business means we’re always looking for talented people to join our fun packed teams in Plymouth and Leicester.

Whether you’re experienced in food manufacturing, or new to the whole sector, we’d love to hear from you. We believe working together and supporting our people is the best way forward, so we’ll help you build and deliver a career with real flavour.


APPRENTICESHIP POSITIONS

We offer a variety of apprenticeships across the Burts Snacks’ business.

Alongside working for us, you’ll also attend training with one of our providers, receive an above-average wage and have continual support from our friendly team.

Denisa Svolbova

Training Coordinator, studying towards Level 3 Adult Apprenticeship Learning and...

Ryan Smith

Technical Apprentice, studying towards Level 5 FdSc Food Science and Technology....

Jon-Ryan Oakes

Engineering Apprentice, studying towards Level 3 Apprenticeship as a Maintenance...

Megan Shail

Business Admin Apprentice, studying towards Level 2 in Business Administration....


CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Paula Howarth

HR & Payroll Coordinator, MA HR Management, CIPD level 7 – Associate Member. Pau...

Alannah Rutter

Purchase Ledger Clerk, studying towards her level 4 AAT exams and certified stat...

Eilish Alldread

Credit Controller, AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting. After leaving school after...

Ben Parkin

Commercial & Social Media Executive, National Diploma Marketing – Distinction. S...

CURRENT VACANCIES

We’re currently hiring for the following roles. Come and join the Burts Snacks’ family.


JOBS BY LOCATION:
  • PLYMOUTH
  • |
  • LEICESTER
Production Operative
Full Time, LOCATION: plymouth

Weekend Nights – Thursday to Saturday, 6pm-6am plus every 4th Sunday (average 39 hour per week)

Competitive salary and benefits including generous night shift allowance as applicable.

Successful applicants will:

  • Be setting up and overseeing lines and to monitor quality of product whilst achieving targets and deadlines
  • Develop an understanding of the remaining lines and to be in a position to offer cover in the event of absence.
  • We are looking for experienced Machine Operators with significant experience working in an FMCG Food Manufacturing environment doing a similar job

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com for more details or to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

AREA LEADERS – Day and Night
Full Time, LOCATION: leicester

4 on / 4 off ‘Continental type’ shift pattern (6 – 6)

Competitive salary and generous night shift allowance, where applicable

  • Reporting to the Shift Manager, you will be working as a member of the shift teams to deliver departmental objectives and performance targets by safely and effectively undertaking duties to include leading effective line teams, facilitating CI activities and forward planning to optimise the process.
  • You will provide assistance to the team by carrying out activities such as coordinating labour and material movements, operating systems and resolving process issues.
  • Following SOPs, manuals, core procedures and other defined standards and have a flexible approach to work to meet the changing demands of the business.
  • You will be required to adhere to and undertake all the tasks and accountabilities related to your work area and level of role and be actively involved in the development and performance management of your team.

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com for more details to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

CHIP OPERATIVES – Day and Night
Full Time, LOCATION: leicester

4 on / 4 off ‘Continental type’ shift pattern (6 – 6)

Competitive salary and generous night shift allowance, where applicable

We are looking for either a Master Fryers and Fryers to work as a key member of the night and day shift chip team to manufacture amazing products for our blue chip customer base.

  • You will work to the highest quality standards with respect to the consistent products in line with the site Quality parameters for both raw material and finished products.
  • You will be required to assist with defined quality control checks ensuring that all standards are maintained and  the product integrity is maintained.
  • Maintenance of hygiene and cleanliness standards to the highest levels and liaise with the production team to ensure communication and corrective action are taken in the event of any out of specification results.
  • This is a great opportunity for the correct individual to influence and contribute to the night shifts factory performance KPI’s.

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com for more details to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

ENGINEERING MANAGER
Full Time, LOCATION: leicester

Monday – Friday (40 hours / week)

Competitive salary and benefits package.

The correct individual needs the ability to work autonomously, ideally from a FMCG background, preferably with experience in the snack food industry or similar.

  • Must be a strategic thinker who innovates and motivates their team of shift engineers to think out the box when it comes to repeat issues with regards to plant failures, running repairs and preventative maintenance.
  • Ability to move the business from a run to fail mentality to a preventative culture, key departmental metrics with leading indicators are essential and strategically align the reliability of the plant and equipment in line with manufacturers recommendations and lifespan.
  • Project management is a key attribute as we expand the business with new technology.
  • A real opportunity for the correct candidate to put their personal stamp on the business from and innovation, reliability, sustainability, project design and continuous improvement point of view.

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com for more details to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

SHIFT MACHINE OPERATORS – Day and Night
LOCATION: leicester

4 on / 4 off ‘Continental type’ shift pattern (6 – 6)

Competitive salary and generous night shift allowance, where applicable

Reporting to the Line Leader / Shift Manager, your role will include:

  • Setting up the packaging machines to meet the specific customer specifications.
  • Oversee the lines with respect to weighing through to packing and to monitor quality the quality of the product packaging and packing whilst achieving targets and deadlines.
  • Develop an understanding of the remaining lines and to be in a position to offer cover for the line leader in the event of absence.
  • Carry out any other duties as requested by the Line Leader / Shift Manager

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com for more details to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

SHIFT MANAGER – Day
Full Time, LOCATION: leicester

4 on / 4 off ‘Continental type’ shift pattern (6AM – 6PM)

Competitive salary and benefits package.

The correct individual needs the ability to work autonomously, ideally from a FMCG background, preferably with experience in the snack food industry or similar.

  • Must be a proven leader who innovates and motivates their production team to deliver consistently against Manufacturing KPI’s.
  • Ability to coach and mentor their immediate reports to proactively improve the day to day running of the production lines.
  • A real opportunity for the correct candidate to challenge the norm and grow with our expanding business.

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com for more details to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGIST
Full Time, LOCATION: leicester

FULL TIME – MONDAY TO FRIDAY 

Competitive salary and benefits package.

We are looking for an experienced Process Development Technologist to work with their NPD colleagues, the branded sales team and external customers to implement and execute the Company’s critical NPD programme.

The successful candidate with hold an Honours degree or equivalent level qualification in Food Science, Technology or Food Engineering and will have significant experience working in NPD for an FMCG food manufacturer.

Previous experience in a brand led Process Development role is essential, and experience of snacks and popcorn processing, ambient products and partnership work with the key retailers is desirable

Applicants must have an in-depth understanding of NPD process in a manufacturing environment, process control and statistical capability and a proven track record project managing, delivering to a high standard and to tight deadlines

Please contact hr@burtssnacks.com or ring 01752 753082 for more details, and to apply please send a CV and covering letter to the same email address.

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