Kitchen Assistant - FTC

Posted 26 June 2024
Job type Fixed-Term - Full Time
Discipline Commercial
Job FunctionCommercial
Contact NameJade Cook
Expiry date 26 July 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?


We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make everyday taste better.


We supply all the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice, and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.


In FY22 we manufactured 795m sandwiches and other food to go products, 127m chilled prepared meals, and 249m bottles of cooking sauces, pickles, and condiments. We carry out more than 10,600 direct to store deliveries each day. We have 21 world-class manufacturing units across 16 locations in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. We generated revenues of £1.7bn in FY22 and employ approximately 14,000 people.


We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work, and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership – in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work.


Join us and be part of our great team!


We have a great position available at our Warrington site for a Kitchen Assistant to join our Product Development team.


As Kitchen Assistant you will complete food preparation, stock management and cleaning duties in order to maximise the efficiency of the Product Development team.


Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate ordering of ingredients, packaging and kitchen supplies to ensure stock is rotated and waste is kept to a minimum
  • Clean and maintain kitchen and presentation equipment for the development area maintaining a clean as you go culture in line with kitchen ways of working
  • Ensure food preparation is completed to support the Chef
  • Buy ingredient supplies and benchmark samples when required
  • Where relevant plan and manage sample making, communicating, and updating progress each day and escalating any issues to line manager
  • Test recipes to ensure that they meet required technical parameters (TSS, PH, SG, Viscosity)
  • Accurate labelling of products and boxing of samples to be sent externally


What We’re Looking For:

  • Qualified to Food Safety Level 2 standard is essential
  • An understanding of the restaurant market with some experience of working in a fast-paced kitchen environment

At Greencore we put our people at the core. We celebrate their differences and help everyone to be themselves at work. Together we make every day taste better. If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success.


What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • 25 days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.