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...


CAREER DEVELOPMENT


Gender Pay Gap Report

In support of our commitment to equal opportunities, we aim to foster an inclusive culture in which ALL employees learn, thrive and are rewarded for their contribution and achieve their potential. We are pleased to report that our average gender pay gap was favourable at 4.45% compared with the UK Gender Pay Gap for full time employees, which was 7.9% in April 2021.  Among all employees, the UK gender pay gap increased to 15.4%, from 14.9% in 2020.  You can read our full report here which also indicates how we will attempt to combat any gap.

CURRENT VACANCIES

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


JOBS BY LOCATION:
  • PLYMOUTH
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  • LEICESTER
Shift Engineer – Days/Nights alternating
Hours of work – 06:00-18:00 / 18:00-06:00, LOCATION: leicester

ROLE PURPOSE:
Ensure that all equipment is maintained in line with manufacturer’s recommendations and repaired when necessary to be available and fit for their purpose during production time.

That the entire working and manufacturing environment conforms to the requirements of health and safety, food hygiene, factory, environmental and other food industry regulations and statutes.

All aspects of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, heating, refrigeration, water, civil (building), waste disposal, environmental and food process engineering.

Installation, maintenance and commissioning of new plant/machinery.

Their repair selection and supervision of contractors; adherence to health and safety codes; co-ordination and management of all engineering work and having a close working relationship with Production and other Burts functions.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Responsible for maintaining a clean, tidy and secure workshop environment.

Maintain a full inventory of tools per engineers’ toolbox which are routinely checked for integrity and cleanliness.
Issue the relevant permits to contractors for the specific task being carried out

Execute the day-to-day tasks on the Workmate system meeting the target workload

Monitoring, recording and controlling all engineering work to ensure that it conforms to the highest standards consistent with cost and all food safety, hygiene, quality, health and safety, along with standards and customer expectations.

Adherence to the planned maintenance schedules for all major plant, machinery, equipment and buildings and ensuring that productions is given notice of all planned work.

Liaising closely with all the relevant departments to provide an engineering service that helps to deliver an excellent level of customer service and conformance to customer expectations and statutory requirements.

For the full Job Description outlining the roles key responsibilities and measures, please get in contact with us, HR.Department@burtssnacks.com

Shift Engineer – Nightshift
Hours of shift: 18:00-06:00. 4 on / 4 off, LOCATION: leicester

ROLE PURPOSE:
Ensure that all equipment is maintained in line with manufacturer’s recommendations and repaired when necessary to be available and fit for their purpose during production time.

That the entire working and manufacturing environment conforms to the requirements of health and safety, food hygiene, factory, environmental and other food industry regulations and statutes.

All aspects of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, heating, refrigeration, water, civil (building), waste disposal, environmental and food process engineering.

Installation, maintenance and commissioning of new plant/machinery.

Their repair selection and supervision of contractors; adherence to health and safety codes; co-ordination and management of all engineering work and having a close working relationship with Production and other Burts functions.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for maintaining a clean, tidy and secure workshop environment.

Maintain a full inventory of tools per engineers’ toolbox which are routinely checked for integrity and cleanliness.
Issue the relevant permits to contractors for the specific task being carried out

Execute the day-to-day tasks on the Workmate system meeting the target workload

Monitoring, recording and controlling all engineering work to ensure that it conforms to the highest standards consistent with cost and all food safety, hygiene, quality, health and safety, along with standards and customer expectations.

Adherence to the planned maintenance schedules for all major plant, machinery, equipment and buildings and ensuring that productions is given notice of all planned work.

Liaising closely with all the relevant departments to provide an engineering service that helps to deliver an excellent level of customer service and conformance to customer expectations and statutory requirements.

For the full Job Description outlining the roles key responsibilities and measures, please get in contact with us, HR.Department@burtssnacks.com

Hygiene Operative
40HR WK. Mon-Fri: 14:00-22:00 with a paid break of 30 minutes per 8 hour shift, LOCATION: plymouth

JOB PURPOSE:
Burts Snacks manufactures snacks and hand-cooked crisps and so hygiene and cleanliness is of critical importance.  This Hygiene Operative role involves cleaning the factory areas and peripheral areas in accordance with the cleaning schedule. 

The areas to be covered include the: Frying Hall, Packing Halls, Seasoning Gantry Peripheral Areas, Male and Female changing areas, staff canteen, Corridors, Locker Rooms, Main Staff Entrance and Stairways.

Due to the specialist nature of this cleaning role we are looking for someone with industrial cleaning experience preferably in a Food Manufacturing Environment. 

KEY / MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE:

Cleaning and mopping floors of factory, entrance, stairs and corridors

Emptying of bins cleaning external skip area and potato plant

Mopping floors in toilets & changing rooms

Clean sinks in toilets and cleaning toilets and urinals

Mopping of canteen floors

Cleaning of tables, chairs, work surfaces, cupboards and microwaves in canteen including stairs

Factory Cleaning walls /doors in corridors in accordance with the cleaning schedule

Replenishing consumables – hairnets, gloves and ear plugs

Replenish cleaning 20KG chemical drums at the factory cleaning stations and dishwashers. 

IPAF Push Along Vertical (PAV) training will be delivered, if the successful applicant doesn’t have a current licence. Chemical Awareness Training will also be provided.

If you would like to find out more about this role, or apply with your CV and covering letter, please email: HR.Department@burtssnacks.com

Production Operative
DAYTIME. Shift Pattern: 06:00 – 18:00, Mon - Wed and 12 hours every fourth Sunday, LOCATION: plymouth

JOB SUMMARY:
To operate the plant in accordance with stated procedure and ensure that production plans are met and to carry out tasks in the Factory as required. To ensure that all aspects of the stated operations agenda are met with regard to Profit, Quality, Risk, Supply and Team development. 

The work takes place in a factory on a production line and involves manual work. Post-holders spend considerable periods of time standing while operating machinery and are required to wear protective clothing, such as overalls and safety shoes, which are provided. 

The role may be suitable for someone with good practical skills, who works quickly and accurately, is a good team-worker and is able to concentrate over long periods. New recruits will have basic numeracy and English Language skills and will be able to follow safety and hygiene instructions. 

REQUIREMENTS:
Essential – 
Numeracy and English language skills, which will be tested at interview.
No formal qualifications are needed Skills.
Good practical skills.
Ability to work quickly and methodically.
Good team-working skills.
Ability to concentrate while doing repetitive tasks.
Ability to follow instructions.
Awareness of health and safety.
Willingness to work flexibly.

Desirable – 
Experience working in Food Manufacturing.
GCSEs or equivalent, including English and maths.
Previous experience on a production line in an FMCG.
Current Hygiene + Health and Safety certificate.
Forklift truck licence.

To apply: please submit your CV to HR.Department@burtssnacks.com

Production Operative
DAYTIME. Shift Pattern: 06:00 – 18:00, Thurs - Sat and 12 hours every fourth Sunday, LOCATION: plymouth

JOB SUMMARY:
To operate the plant in accordance with stated procedure and ensure that production plans are met and to carry out tasks in the Factory as required. To ensure that all aspects of the stated operations agenda are met with regard to Profit, Quality, Risk, Supply and Team development. 

The work takes place in a factory on a production line and involves manual work. Post-holders spend considerable periods of time standing while operating machinery and are required to wear protective clothing, such as overalls and safety shoes, which are provided. 

The role may be suitable for someone with good practical skills, who works quickly and accurately, is a good team-worker and is able to concentrate over long periods. New recruits will have basic numeracy and English Language skills and will be able to follow safety and hygiene instructions. 

REQUIREMENTS:
Essential –
Numeracy and English language skills, which will be tested at interview.
No formal qualifications are needed Skills.
Good practical skills.
Ability to work quickly and methodically.
Good team-working skills.
Ability to concentrate while doing repetitive tasks.
Ability to follow instructions.
Awareness of health and safety.
Willingness to work flexibly.

Desirable –
Experience working in Food Manufacturing.
GCSEs or equivalent, including English and maths.
Previous experience on a production line in an FMCG.
Current Hygiene + Health and Safety certificate.
Forklift truck licence.

To apply: please submit your CV to HR.Department@burtssnacks.com

Production Operative
NIGHTS. Shift Pattern: 18:00 – 06:00, Thurs - Sat and 12 hours every fourth Sunday. Additional 25% Shift Premium on base salary, LOCATION: plymouth

JOB SUMMARY:
To operate the plant in accordance with stated procedure and ensure that production plans are met and to carry out tasks in the Factory as required. To ensure that all aspects of the stated operations agenda are met with regard to Profit, Quality, Risk, Supply and Team development.

The work takes place in a factory on a production line and involves manual work. Post-holders spend considerable periods of time standing while operating machinery and are required to wear protective clothing, such as overalls and safety shoes, which are provided.

The role may be suitable for someone with good practical skills, who works quickly and accurately, is a good team-worker and is able to concentrate over long periods. New recruits will have basic numeracy and English Language skills and will be able to follow safety and hygiene instructions.

REQUIREMENTS:
Essential –
Numeracy and English language skills, which will be tested at interview.
No formal qualifications are needed Skills.
Good practical skills.
Ability to work quickly and methodically.
Good team-working skills.
Ability to concentrate while doing repetitive tasks.
Ability to follow instructions.
Awareness of health and safety.
Willingness to work flexibly.

Desirable –
Experience working in Food Manufacturing.
GCSEs or equivalent, including English and maths.
Previous experience on a production line in an FMCG.
Current Hygiene + Health and Safety certificate.
Forklift truck licence.

To apply: please submit your CV to HR.Department@burtssnacks.com

Production Operative
NIGHTS. Shift Pattern: 18:00-06:00, Mon-Wed and 12 hours every fourth Sunday, LOCATION: plymouth

JOB SUMMARY:
To operate the plant in accordance with stated procedure and ensure that production plans are met and to carry out tasks in the Factory as required. To ensure that all aspects of the stated operations agenda are met with regard to Profit, Quality, Risk, Supply and Team development.

The work takes place in a factory on a production line and involves manual work. Post-holders spend considerable periods of time standing while operating machinery and are required to wear protective clothing, such as overalls and safety shoes, which are provided.

The role may be suitable for someone with good practical skills, who works quickly and accurately, is a good team-worker and is able to concentrate over long periods. New recruits will have basic numeracy and English Language skills and will be able to follow safety and hygiene instructions.

REQUIREMENTS:
Essential – 
Numeracy and English language skills, which will be tested at interview.
No formal qualifications are needed Skills.
Good practical skills.
Ability to work quickly and methodically.
Good team-working skills.
Ability to concentrate while doing repetitive tasks.
Ability to follow instructions.
Awareness of health and safety.
Willingness to work flexibly.

Desirable – 
Experience working in Food Manufacturing.
GCSEs or equivalent, including English and maths.
Previous experience on a production line in an FMCG.
Current Hygiene + Health and Safety certificate.
Forklift truck licence.

To apply: please submit your CV to HR.Department@burtssnacks.com

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