Skilled Factory Operative


Proud to be supported to become the best I can be.

We have a variety of shifts and our day  rates range from £10.43 per hour to £12.52 dependent upon the role and your experience 


From machine operatives to mixing operatives, line technicians, cooking operatives, section co-ordinators you’ll always focus on safety, speed and accuracy. Using your previous experience of food manufacturing, you’ll always aim to deliver high-quality in a right first-time environment.


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.


Benefits - on site free parking, pension, flexible benefits, on site canteen, free hot drinks, employee forum, Company events - Long Service Awards, Christmas events, company wellbeing programme, £250 referral scheme

We offer a variety of day shifts across the week and candidates must be able to work weekends

We are currently recruiting for full time roles only

This role is at our Bakkavor Meals site, based in Wigan, and specialises in making chilled ready meals, chilled mash potato, food-to-go salads and vegetable accompaniments, and employs over 900 people. The site is based only 2 miles from Wigan, and there is a regular bus service with a bus stop within 5 minutes walk of the site

We’re proud to offer you a career with real potential. To offer you the chance to join one of our small, friendly teams as a talented Factory Operative. And to provide the support you need to develop, grow, and create a career you can be proud of too.
We manufacture a wide range of high-quality fresh prepared food. Which means, our production lines are non-stop. So, you’ll be kept busy creating our products and making our food. You’ll enjoy plenty of variety too. Whether you’re producing ready meals or adding sauce to pasta, you’ll be right at the heart of our fast-paced, high-pressured environment, helping us to consistently manufacture and deliver to top supermarkets across the UK.
We’re looking for people with drive, motivation, and ambition, rather than any particular qualifications or experience. Willing to learn about Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices, you’ll need to be comfortable wearing PPE. You should also be hard-working, with a keen eye for detail and a basic understanding of English and Maths.

In return, we’ll give you all the training you need to hit the ground running. We’ll also offer you the encouragement 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.
We’re proud to be Bakkavor.
We’re proud to deliver outstanding quality, service, and value to our customers. We’re proud to supply over 5,000 products to the world's largest retailers. And we’re proud to have ambitious future plans. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.



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

Wigan, GB

Date:  26-Nov-2022