Advertising Salary
£10.50 - £12.25 per hour
Advert Closing Date
30 Nov 2021

So, what will I be doing?

As a Skilled Operator, you'll be joining a friendly team of co-owners who sit at the heart of our operations supporting the production of our widely recognised products at our Blagdon site. You'll undertake a range of tasks, including the handling of product and operation of equipment, ensuring Health & Safety measures are followed, carrying out quality checks and setting machines up for different products.

The ideal candidate will be happy working in a fast-paced production environment and have a ‘can-do’ attitude and strong work ethic. Training will be provided as appropriate, although if you have worked in a food manufacturing or similar industry before, that would be an advantage.  For those looking for a career pathway, there will be opportunities for further training and development.
You will be trained in multiple skills such as:
  • Packing product into trays which are labelled on line
  • Clearing out lines and completing washouts at the end of each production run
  • Setting up the machine for next product
  • Maintaining good housekeeping and hygiene practices
  • Adhering to good Health & Safety practices
  • Carrying out quality checks
  • Booking in pallets of finished product using a scanner
  • Organising the work area, ensuring all tasks are rotated
  • Temperature checking chilled product, ensuring all the cases are the correct amount and the temperatures are to specification
  • Use of Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE).
There's more too - in return for your hard work you'll receive a competitive salary, a generous pension fund that requires no deduction from your wages, free parking, lockers, a canteen on site, life assurance, an enhanced overtime rate and more!
These are varied, physically active roles, covering a 12 hour shift, (6:00am until 6:00pm), 4 days on, 4 days off rolling shift pattern.

Sounds interesting, what do I need?


  • Good team working skills
  • Ability to undertake manual tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective communication
  • Be self motivated
  • Basic food hygiene
  • Knowledge of HACCP
  • Relevant work experience in a production environment

Why should I join the family?

We’re independent, British and proud to be making the highest quality yogurts, desserts and ice cream under the Yeo Valley brand and for many of the UK’s major retailers. Operating from four dairies and two logistics centres in Somerset and Devon, we employ over 1700 staff and produce more than 25% of the UK’s packaged yogurt.

We’re sure you don’t need convincing, but there’s a whole host of benefits that we offer including:

  • competitive holiday allowance
  • non-contributory pension scheme
  • life cover
  • healthcare cash back plan
  • cycle to work scheme
  • subsidised Yeo Valley products and services
  • preferential rates with our partners
  • annual bonus (as part of the Employee Benefit Trust, based on company performance for the year)
  • learning and development opportunities; we’re committed to ensuring all of our employees have the chance to grow

Our closing dates are a guide for when the application window should close, although we may close the advert sooner if we can. So, we recommend you get your application in straight away – and don’t miss the opportunity to join us!

Unfortunately, we’re not able to provide employment sponsorship to candidates at this moment in time.

Please note that Yeo Valley do not accept speculative agency applications; we will only accept applications from preferred suppliers that have been submitted to us via our recruitment portal at the point of instruction.

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