Yard Operative

Job Role: Yard Operative
Shift Pattern: Days
Working Days: Sunday-Thursday (7AM-3PM)
Pay: £9.71ph – Weekly Paid

Benefits Package: Pension
Life Assurance
Staff Shop
Flexible Benefits Package
£250 referral scheme
Free Parking

Who are Bakkavor:
Bakkavor is one of the leading providers of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.

Bakkavor Spalding has three factories based on the same site in Spalding, Lincolnshire, employing over 1500 people. These production units produce soups, sauces, dips as part of our meals range as well as salad accompaniments such as coleslaw and pasta salads, sandwich wraps and food to go salads. To ensure that our products reach our clients when they should we also have an onsite Distribution Centre and we have an amazing opportunity to work as one of our Yard Operative working on a permanent Tuesday-Saturday shift.

The role:
As a Yard Operative you will be responsible for signing out equipment for use throughout the shift, completing start up sheets for tractor/pressure washers, walk around the designated yard areas and dispose any rubbish through correct disposal. You will be checking levels of fuel in powered tools and fill as required, sweep the pallet and tray compounds, tidy trays, collating white pallets for collection using pump truck as required. Completing and recording a weekly count of all pallets in the compound. Offering labour support to the gardener when “heavy lifting” work is undertaken.

Always ensuring these duties is completed in line with company policies and standard operating procedures, including PPE, food safety, health and safety, ‘clean as you go’ and ‘good manufacturing practices’.

This is a fast-paced role but the shifts will fly by and you’ll always have something to do. We will provide you with all appropriate PPE and full training to complete your role.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Work independently and in small teams
  • Assist site gardener when required
  • Follow all Health & Safety regulations
  • Work at speed and accurately on your assigned tasks

About You:

  • Have previously worked in similar role
  • Know how to work as part of a team
  • Have an excellent attention to detail

What you can expect from us:
When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.


Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Manufacturing

Spalding, GB

Date:  23-Sep-2022