Jobs boom at Bernard Matthews

Jobs boom at Bernard Matthews

Turkey processor Bernard Matthews is creating an extra 400 jobs at its site in Great Witchingham, Suffolk with further investments also planned at its Holton site.

The site has received substantial investment since it was bought by Boparan Private Office in 2016, with further investments also planned at its Holton site in the next few years.

Bernard Matthews is well-known for its turkey products.

The business is currently recruiting for the roles which range from factory management, to supervisors, skilled operatives and process workers. The positions are not seasonal, and the all-year-round roles offered can be either Mondays to Fridays or weekend shifts on Saturdays and Sundays.

The new jobs are said to have come about following a supply agreement with a major supermarket.

Chris Just, managing director of Bernard Matthews, said: “This is an exciting development for the business and demonstrates that Bernard Matthews has turned the corner. What’s great is that we have the ability to expand our capabilities and offer a cooked poultry product which is in such great demand.

“It is likely because of the scale of this new opportunity that we’re going to have to be innovative in the way we work and extend operations so we can fulfil orders.

“We’re delighted that the company has this opportunity and we can accordingly invest in the local and regional economy by providing new jobs and bringing about the associated opportunities that come with it from a supply chain and supplier perspective.”

The HR and recruitment teams will be working with a number of organisations to fill the vacancies, including local job centres.

Andrew Sherwood, HR Director at Bernard Matthews, added: “It is fantastic for the site and community, we are looking forward to expanding and offering local people jobs. There are lots of opportunities for people with the right attitude and talent to progress within the business and development a great career here.”

Those looking to register their interest in the various roles should visit www.bernardmatthews.com/jobs.

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