Skilled / Multi Skilled Production Operatives



Proud to deliver high quality products and develop high quality careers!

Pay Rate:            £12.57 – £15.78 depending on experience / role  

Shift:                   Days OR Nights

Shift Pattern:    3,2,2,3 (continental shift pattern)

Shift Hours:      06:00 – 18:00 OR 18:00 – 06:00

Job Type:         Permanent  

Location:            Bakkavor Boston, Old Leake (PE22 9PN) 

Transport:        Free bus available from Boston!


What you’ll receive.


As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.


You’ll enjoy.


  • Free transport available from Boston to Bakkavor Meals, Old Leake (Stage Coach Buses Timetable B1)
  • Competitive salary & job-related benefits
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (5% employee contribution & 3% employer contribution) 
  • Free independent mortgage advice
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Access to more than 3000 Highstreet & major retailer discounts via ‘MyBargains’
  • Life Assurance (1 x salary) should the worst happen
  • Discounted Staff Shop
  • First class Training & Development and Career Pathways
  • A range of voluntary benefits including discounted gym membership, dental, medical care
  • Overtime payment options from x1.25 to x2.00 (Site variances & Ts & Cs apply)
  • Discounted tutoring for children
  • Access to financial education tools to help your financial wellbeing
  • Affordable loans via your salary
  • A range of recognition schemes such as Proud to be and loyal service awards
  • Refer a friend scheme £250 Incentive for each referral (Ts & Cs apply)
  • Plus, a commitment to your wellbeing that includes emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions
  • Free Car Parking

Why join us?


We’re proud to give our Skilled Factory Operatives the opportunity and support to develop and progress their career within a small and friendly team. We nurture talent, fuel ambition and work with resilience and purpose to achieve the highest possible standards.


We’re constantly evolving, progressing and diversifying. And we want our people to do so too. For everyone to feel empowered, engaged and enabled. To create opportunities to move forward, climb higher and push for more. We believe in fuelling ambition and guiding success. In supporting everyone with talent and drive to own what they do, realise their potential and build a brilliant future for themselves at Bakkavor.

We’re proud to offer you a career with real opportunity. 


What we do.


This particular role is at our Bakkavor Meals site based in Old Leake just outside Boston, Lincolnshire and specialises in making chilled Italian ready meals and modern deli products for a dedicated customer. The site employs around 700 people.


About the role.

We manufacture a wide range of high-quality chilled products for our dedicated customers at our Bakkavor sites. Our production lines are non-stop, so you’ll be kept busy creating our products. Working right at the heart of our fast-paced, high-pressured environment, you’ll enjoy plenty of variety, be encouraged to find where your strengths lie and supported to achieve your full potential.

Whether you are a machine operative, mixing operative, technician, QCs or key operative, you’ll always focus on safety, speed and accuracy. Using your previous experience in a manufacturing environment, you’ll always aim to deliver high-quality in a right first-time environment.

Skilled operative’s duties may include:

  • Conducting CCP’s
  • Metal Detection operation
  • Check weighing operation
  • Leading a production line

We’re looking for hardworking people, willing to learn and keen to progress. Familiar with the demands of a fast-paced production environment, you’ll have a good understanding of food safety best practice.



About you.


  • Plenty of drive, motivation, and ambition
  • Previous manufacturing experience is essential
  • Good attention to detail and organisation skills
  • The desire to learn about Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • The willingness to wear PPE
  • The ability to be hardworking and a good team player
  • A keen eye for detail and a good understanding of English and Maths


In return, we’ll give you all the training you need. We’ll also offer you the encouragement, support and opportunity to develop your career and take it as far as you can, or as far as you want to go, within our large multinational company.


Proud to be Bakkavor.


We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team!



We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, and our presence in the US and China positions the Group well in these high-growth markets. We leverage our consumer insight and scale to provide innovative food that offers quality, choice, convenience, and freshness. Around 18,000 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 3,000 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.


Category:  Manufacturing

Boston, GB

Date:  24 Jun 2024
Req ID:  17872