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Seasonal Factory Operative

Reference Number: MAY20205880

Imagine getting to finish work at 2:30pm and having the rest of the day to enjoy to yourself or what about having a long lie-in and starting work in the afternoon? These ideal conditions are available at Walkers Shortbread.

SHIFTS – Early and Back-shift positions available

38 hours weekly

5:00am-1:30pm (Monday – Thursday)

5:00am – 11:30am (Friday)


6:00am – 2:30pm (Monday – Thursday)

6:00am – 12:30pm (Friday)


39 hours weekly

12:00pm – 8:30pm (Monday – Thursday)

11:00 – 6:30pm (Friday)


35 hours weekly

1:30pm – 8:30pm (Monday – Thursday)

11:30am – 6:30pm (Friday)


30 hours weekly

2:30pm – 8:30pm (Monday – Thursday)

12:30pm – 6:30pm (Friday)

Our normal recruitment period is from March/April through to end of November/December

Due to social distancing there is limited free transport from Lossiemouth, Elgin, Lhanbryde, Mosstodloch, Fochabers, Buckie, Keith and Banff to our ABERLOUR FACILITY.  Own transport preferable.


  • Preparing and spreading biscuit skillets on the conveyor for filling
  • Picking up and placing biscuits into skillets on the conveyor belts
  • Feeding skillets into wrapping machines
  • Filling tins with wrapped product
  • Building outer cases onto pallets at the end of the lines
  • Placing stickers on products on the conveyor


  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Able to work in a team
  • Have a high level of dexterity and have good hand/eye coordination
  • Have the ability to follow written instruction
  • Have an understanding of how to interpret work instruction
  • Able to work to according to targets set by customers
  • Ensure a high standard of hygiene and health and safety
  • Be adaptable and flexible
  • Attention to detail


  • Staff discount on our products at the Walkers Shortbread Shops (Aberlour and Elgin)
  • Auto enrollment pension scheme within 3 months
  • Free Transport to our Aberlour Facility

Walkers Shortbread was established in 1898 and is now owned by third and fourth generation of the Walker family. Both generations work in key roles with the clear intention for the business to remain private and wholly family owned with the fifth generation also now involved. As one of Scotland’s luxury food producing companies, we are delighted to advertise this exciting and rewarding opportunity to join Walkers Shortbread Ltd at our Aberlour and Elgin site.

Still very traditional in many ways our recipe remains the same today as it was 122 years ago. Our manufacturing plant has moved on leaps and bounds with 6 modern factories based in Aberlour and Elgin (North East Scotland).

Quick Info

National Minimum Wage
Factory Operative
Seasonal - through to end of November/December

Investing in our people

We believe in finding the right people, recruiting them, and then keeping them within the business. We promote from within where possible, and are committed to providing the training support, and opportunity to give all our employees a long and rewarding career with our company.

A fair, safe place to work

Our working practices meet the requirements of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI). We ensure that everyone gets training and that we operate in safe, hygienic working conditions. Health & safety, compliance and best practice training is carried out in all of our factories and monitor our health and safety performance at all levels.


We believe that if we want commitment from you, you need commitment from us and therefore we do not operate zero hour contracts. Our pay and benefits are one of the best in the area.

Free transport available from many locations in Moray to our factories in Aberlour
Auto-enrollment into our pension scheme after 3 months
25% employee discount when purchasing our product from our own shops
Generous holiday allowance which increases with length of service
A subsidised canteen service
Generous overtime payment

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