Production Team Member
Packing Team – Monday – Thursday, 07:00 – 17:00 or 07:30- 17:30 (40 hours per week)
£9.58 per hour, rising to £9.86 per hour after successful completion of a 3-month probationary period.
Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie Bigham set up shop in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes for foodies – putting in all the care and attention that you would if you were to cook them yourself at home.
Now approaching our 25th anniversary, Charlie Bigham’s is the number one brand in the chilled pre-prepared meal category. With over 50 dishes available in major supermarkets, our distinctive wooden trays and illustrated packaging make us instantly recognisable on-shelf.
Charlie Bigham’s has achieved impressive year on year growth since launch and we continue to grow in a sustainable way. We now employ over 500 people across two thriving kitchens in London and Somerset. We have achieved B-Corp status because it’s the right thing to do for our business, for our consumers and for the planet.
And our award-winning company is still expanding, which is why we’re searching for like-minded individuals who share our passion for the extraordinary, to help us deliver our food philosophy – Only Delicious Will Do.
Who we’re looking for
We’re currently recruiting for Production Team Members to join our Quarry Kitchen Packing Team on a permanent basis. The shift pattern for this role is Monday – Thursday, 07:00 – 17:00 or 07:30 – 17:30 (40 hours per week). The starting salary for this role is £9.58 per hour, rising to £9.86 per hour after successful completion of a 3-month probationary period.
If you’re worried that you have no previous experience of working in food then don’t, it isn’t essential as we’ll give you all the training you need to do a great job. We would love to hear from anyone who shares our passion for making delicious food and working as part of a fun, energetic and friendly team.
Your role will involve weighing out and preparing fresh ingredients, cooking our delicious recipes and preparing dishes to send out to customers. Production Team Members play a huge role in ensuring all of the food we make is to the highest quality, but you’ll also have the opportunity to be trained in other areas of production, including learning to operate our packaging and inline equipment so you become a multi-skilled member of the team and never stay in one place for too long!
What we can offer you
First and foremost, we’re offering a fellow foodie the chance to join an innovative and fast-growing company that values and rewards the great people in its teams. You’ll receive a Charlie Bigham’s induction, to understand how each department contributes to the business and access to the Bigham’s Academy to progress your career. We also offer a truly fantastic work space in our Quarry Kitchen.
Our Quarry Kitchen is in an easily accessible location with modern on-site facilities, with free parking and a cycle-to-work scheme available.
Other benefits include:
- Monthly team incentives
- Career progression via the Bigham’s Academy and individual Progress Reviews
- Pension scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Discounted gym membership
- Bigham’s discounts for hundreds of popular retail and dining outlets
- 5% bonus based on company performance
- Daily hot meals subsidised at £1 per meal from our onsite Café
- Free take home fridge full of Bigham’s dishes
- An extra day of holiday for every year of service (capped at a total of 5 extra days)
Given our passion for food, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we have a fantastic team cafeteria, serving fresh subsidised meals daily. And you’ll even have the chance to take home lots of Charlie Bigham’s dishes to enjoy with family and friends. We also organise team outings, sporting tournaments and take part in community and charity events in Wells.
If you think that you could be a perfect fit for the role please click the ‘apply’ button above to register your interest and a member of our People Team will be in touch.