Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
We have tried to think of the most frequently asked questions which you may want to be answered either prior to applying for one of our factory positions, or during the recruitment process after applying. These are accessible below. If you have any further questions then please get in touch!
You will have an interview, either in person or by telephone, where we will go through questions regarding your application. The interview will last roughly 30 minutes with a member of our recruitment team. If you are successful at this stage you will be invited to a stage 2/Induction.
You will need proof of right to work identification, providing original documents, we accept for UK residents: UK birth certificate or In-date UK passport along with a document showing your NI evidence. For Non-UK residents: an In-date Non-UK passport with EEU Settlement Status or Biometric residence permit or In-date EU Passport with work visa along with a document showing your NI evidence.
You will meet one of our Recruitment team, who will take you through every step of the recruitment process.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time and go to the area you were shown at stage 2/induction, you will meet your trainer who will issue your shoes, clock card and show you where your locker and facilities are. Once you are ready to go into the factory, your trainer will show you where you will be working and what is expected, but you will be placed with experienced employees to help you get up to speed. Our experienced training team will then work with you to complete tasks to our work instruction standards. Everyone starts on a 12 week trial basis.
We have several canteens which operate both card and cash payments, and these mainly offer a variety of soups and sandwiches at a subsidised price. There are also facilities for you to store your own food, though please bear in mind that we have strict guidelines as to what can be brought to site.
Good hand to eye co-ordination and manual dexterity is essential. Rotational duties mean that during your shift there are both seated and standing tasks (a reasonable level of health and well-being is required and an ability to be flexible is essential).
We will provide safety shoes and protective garments for you however we recommend comfortable and light clothing to wear under the protective clothing. Your own clothes must not protrude so no collars or cuffs that stick out. To prevent contamination all your clothing must be free from sequins, rhinestones, fringes and fraying. No fake eye-lashes, extensions or any details that may cause a contamination risk are also not permitted.
Prior to starting work with us you will be invited to attend a training session that we call an induction. This is usually carried out the week before you are due to start work and includes meeting with our human resources, health & safety and occupational health teams as part of our on-boarding process. It also includes completing all paperwork associated with starting a new job.
No jewellery is permitted however we will allow a single metal wedding band but all other jewellery and fashion accessories must be removed for example nose, brow, lip and tongue studs, microdermals etc.
No you will be required to remove nail varnish, nail art, nail extensions, gel nails or any adornments etc.
We operate a No Smoking policy on all our sites which is a standard practice for Food Manufacturers. This means those that smoke or use e-cigarettes can only do so within the facilities provided at each location during the permitted break times. You should note that smokers will be required to change out of all protective clothing/shoes as part of the hygiene procedures.