Potato company's recruitment drive


22 September 2022
45 new jobs to be filled

BRANSTON potato factory in the UK is looking to hire 45 new people in jobs paying £11 per hour. The roles are based at the factory on Mere Road in Branston, near Lincoln.

Job roles on offer include production operatives, forklift drivers, quality controllers and technical administrators. They pay an hourly rate of £11 for entry level positions, a £250 new starter bonus payable on completion of a 12-week probation period, pension and bonus schemes, free parking, a free bus from Lincoln city centre and breaktime drinks, as well as free potatoes.

One of the roles, group planner, is offering a salary of between £22,000 and £30,000. There will also be future opportunities to progress through the company, it has revealed.

There will be a recruitment open day at Lincoln City Football Club’s LNER stadium, in the 200 Club lounge area, on Thursday, September 15, from 10am to 6pm, with no booking needed. Tom Wykes, Managing Director at Branston Prepared, said: "We have an extremely committed and enthusiastic workforce here and enjoy seeing our people do well and progress.

"The food production industry is an important contributor to the UK’s business success, which we are proud to be a part of. We hope to find a number of new recruits to join us as we continue to invest in new technology and expanding our product range."

Factory operations manager Vikki Britton started her career in the food sector on a production line before working her way up to her current role. She said: "My experience has really proved the more you put in, the more you get out when it comes to taking on a new job.

"Within the food industry, it’s not all about packing and mundane tasks - but it’s good to start there because you get an understanding of the whole process, which can then be applied to decision-making further along the line. The skills achieved here could give me or anyone else the potential to work in other industries, having a wealth of transferable skills and knowledge in your back pocket."

Source: Lincolnshire Live / Branston

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