Coldstore Operative - Warehouse
£21,393 per annum + Bonus + Benefits


The department and team

You will be working on the front line to deliver delicious and nutritious meals for Care Homes, Local Authorities and Hospitals. The ultimate goal is to provide a service to our customer that exceeds expectations while at the same time continuously improving efficiencies. As an Apetito employee you must always be willing to go above and beyond what is expected.


The company’s continued expansion has created the need to recruit additional warehouse team members to support the current operation and we are currently recruiting for the following shift pattern 22:00 – 06:00 working Monday to Friday (flexible and subject to change according to business needs) This will be a 8 hour shift which will entitle you to a 30 min paid break. A reasonable amount of overtime may be required according to business needs. A competitive shift allowance will be paid in line with the above requirements.


Pay - £21,393 PA 40 Hours per week with an opportunity to earn overtime and annual bonus


Who we are

About apetito

apetito is the UK’s leading supplier of food to the health and social care sectors. Servicing over 400 hospitals, 450 care homes and thousands more through our work with Local Authorities, we produce delicious, nutritious and sustainable meals for people at home or in care. Through our food we look to ‘make a real difference’ to all our customers, up and down the country.


Our Values

Established in 1958, as a family-owned business, our values sit at the very heart of what we do. We are proud to be a business that ‘makes a real difference’, committed to producing ‘great food to be proud of’. We have developed a range of products designed to ‘enhance health and well-being’ for all our customers. We are proud supporters of British food and farming and focus on using the best ‘ethical and sustainably’ sourced produce.

We are driven by a ‘passion for service’, dedicated to feeding some of the UK’s most vulnerable people, offering healthy and delicious meals to customers across the UK.


Ethical & Sustainable

As a business which operates within food manufacturing, we believe we have an obligation to make a positive contribution on society. With over 300 products in our range, we ensure our produce is ethically and sustainably sourced, working only with suppliers who share our commitment to making a positive impact.

We’re a proud member of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI), a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs, that promote respect for workers rights globally. All our new suppliers now operate under the ETI’s guidelines.

We are also a member of The UK’s Plastics Pact, an initiative looking to transform the plastic packaging industry in the UK. As part of the initiative, we have committed, along with other ambitious targets, to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic completely by 2025.

We have also made a commitment to our employees – we’re recognised as an accredited Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation. Joining an elite group of FTSE 100 companies and public sector organisations.


Giving Back

Here at apetito, we take our duty to give back to our local communities and chosen charities very seriously. In 2018, we raised over £30,000 for Alzheimer’s Support and Alzheimer’s Society alone, thanks to the incredible efforts of our employees and charity committee. We also support our communities through the apetito Staff Foundation, which gives financial support to the chosen charitable causes of our staff and their children. Since 2005, we’ve raised over £200,000 for these charities.


In addition to your salary you will receive a comprehensive training program, 33 days annual leave holiday entitlement, the ability to buy additional annual leave, retail discounts, free car parking, subsidised staff restaurant, free turkey (or voucher) at Christmas and much more !


  • In loading stock for bulk storage.
  • Picking and assembling orders with a high degree of quality and accuracy.
  • Replenishment of Empty pick locations.
  • Loading Vehicles for delivery.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are paramount in all areas.
  • Reporting of issues such as Health and Safety concerns, stock quality problems, and mechanical breakdowns.
  • Ensuring frozen product is placed under minimal exposure to ambient temperatures.


  • Previous experience in a warehouse environment
  • Is able to demonstrate commitment and stability
  • Flexible, good attendance and timekeeping
  • Temperature controlled warehouse experience
  • Experience of SAP/Voice picking systems
  • Multi-skilled or willing to learn new skills
  • Open and honest team player
  • A flexible, motivated and committed individual with a “can do” approach
  • Calm under pressure, with the ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Must be able to manage with the demands of a high speed and high frequency factory ‘picking’ environment


  • Location

    Avon-Portbury, UK

  • Contract

    Permanent (Full-Time)

  • Closing date

    28th May 2019

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