Warehouse Key Operative 1



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


We have a number of Warehouse Operative roles which we are recruiting for at our Bakkavor Wigan site.


Rate of pay - £11.90 per hour

Shift Pattern - Dayshift - Friday to Monday 05:45am - 16:05pm (37 hours per week)


Dobson Pkwy, Manchester Rd, Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN2 2DX


Benefits Package:

28 Days Annual Leave, including Bank Holidays
Life Assurance

Free Hot Drinks

Company Events - Long Service Awards / Christmas Events
Discounted Staff Shop (lots of items 50p or less)
Flexible Benefits Package
Free Parking

Flexible Benefits Package (Purchase extra annual leave, 100's of store discounts, childcare vouchers and more!)

Overtime available at up to double time!!


Proud to influence the pace of change.


* PLEASE NOTE: A FLT counterbalance licence is required for the role *


Who are we?

Bakkavor Meals, based in Wigan, specialises in making chilled ready meals, food to go salads and vegetable accompaniments and employs over 1,000 people. It is part of the Bakkavor Meals sector which has eight factories in the UK.

We are the leading provider 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.


The Role:

To receive/store deliveries of raw materials at the right quality standard for onward distribution to production.

Always ensuring these duties are 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’.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate effective communication skills and have the ability to work within a small team of people, deliver efficiencies, meet daily performance targets and improve performance.


The key duties include:-

Prepare and operate Fork Lift Truck (FLT), carrying out safety checks in line with procedure.

Receive delivery of raw materials, carrying out quality checks and organising unloading process in line with procedures.

Transfer and store raw materials ensuring accurately labelled.

Conduct material sampling and monitor grading in accordance with procedures.

Supply the team with the correct quantity of raw materials by loading onto machine and accurately recording the amount delivered.

Complete warehouse paperwork ensuring that information is written clearly, accurately and within specified time frames.

Visually check the quality of the product (colour, texture and size) against standard.

Maintain hygiene standards by ensuring the area meets required GMP standards.


To be considered for the role you MUST have:

- A FLT Licence

- Proven knowledge and experience in a similar role

- An understanding of safety operations, maintenance procedures, instructions and customer specifications.

- The ability to work on their own initiative as well as working well within a team

- Be able to communicate at all levels within the factory.


In return for your hard work and commitment, we’ll give you the training 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 deliver outstanding quality, service, and value to our customers. We’re proud to be the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK. And we’re proud to support our people to be the best they can be.


Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.


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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 18,500 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 2,900 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

Wigan, GB

Date:  9 Nov 2023
Req ID:  11768