Production Operator - Packing
£8.75 per hour + Benefits + Bonus


The Role and Team

Our Packers in the Packing department pack over 70,000 boxes/baskets in a week which equals to around 1.5 million meals. Working as a member of the packing team; the successful candidate plays a very important role within the manufacturing process, being the last point of the quality check before the product goes out to our customer.

This role is to palletise all the finished goods in box or crate form. The majority of the time is shall be palletising for 3 production lines.

The successful candidate will be working in a team of around 15 staff, and gain knowledge and skills of the whole of the department.

The candidate should be self-motivated and able to work independently.

There are a variety of shift patterns available working 40 hours per week, these are 14:00 - 22:00 Monday to Friday and a night shift pattern of 22:00 - 06:00 Sunday to Thursday.


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 £175,000 for these charities.



  • Must be able to manage with the demands of the palletisation of products/ Boxes and baskets and occasionally packing products into boxes and baskets.
  • Heavy lifting will be involving lifting up to 25kg.
  • Checking all products are sent out, with the correct label, date and seal quality
  • Be willing to train to the highest standards within the Packing department
  • Changeovers- ensure that all old materials are removed from the line and replaced with the correct materials for the new product
  • Ensuring that the working environment is clear of rubbish
  • Once training and experience of packing lines is gained it will be expected that when needed you will need to cover line/s for breaks.
  • Inform the team leader or members of staff if you think there is a potential issue with the quality of the product you are packing.
  • Hygiene: Follow correct hygiene procedures, operate to a clean (and tidy) as you go policy.
  • Health and safety- work in a safe manner at all times, follow safe working practices, and report any accidents or dangerous occurrences.



  • Good standards in English and Math.
  • Experience of working to set standards and KPIs.
  • Experience of working in a production environment.
  • Have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new tasks within the department.
  • Promote good team work – help others.
  • Have a desire to help the team meet the department targets.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Willingness to undertake Level 2 Food Safety training: a pass level must be obtained.
  • Must be able to manage with the demands of the palletisation of products/ Boxes and baskets and occasionally packing products into boxes and baskets.



  • Location

    Wiltshire-Trowbridge, UK

  • Contract

    Permanent (Full-Time)

  • Closing date

    29th May 2019

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