Careers

From its origins as a small family business which started in 1920, Noble has developed into a multi-division, fast moving, innovative food business with a turnover in excess of £600m, employing over 1,700 people in the UK and France. Each of our divisions is unique, offering different challenges and exciting career opportunities.

We have an informal style and believe in pushing responsibility and accountability down to the local level. Whichever division you work for, we believe in training and developing all our colleagues and providing an environment where everyone can achieve their full potential.

Noble Foods is a family business and simply we are the leading supplier of eggs in the UK both directly to supermarkets and for use in egg products in food service, food manufacturers and leading restaurant chains. In 2020, we were also awarded a Good Egg award by Compassion in World Farming for our commitment to animal welfare.

Noble has extensive experience in building brands, from creating the & launching the happy egg co. brand backed up with significant TV advertising to launching the first organic egg brand Purely Organic in 2018. Our strength in building brands has also been demonstrated by the growth of Gu since our ownership in 2010.

Please see our current vacancies below:

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Production Operative

Date posted: 19 Feb 2021

Contact: Claudia.garvey@brookstreet.co.uk

Location: Standlake – Witney – Oxfordshire

Rate: £9.24 – £9.75ph

Deliver fresh food as part of our friendly team – and enjoy some tasty rewards We`re looking for organised, hard-working people to join the Noble Foods Production team. As a Production Operative, you`ll work in a cutting-edge packing centre where you`ll help us get thousands of eggs (or other foods) to customers nationwide. It`s all about working together to meet targets and ensure the job gets done. That means you need to be good with people and brilliant in a team. You`ll also need to know about Health & Safety as well as Food Hygiene. We`ll expect you to follow hygiene standards, minimise waste and keep a close eye on food quality.

Why Noble Foods? It`s a chance to be part of an innovative, fast-moving business with a £600m+ turnover – and very humble beginnings. Our story started in 1920 when William Dean sold eggs door to door from a basket. A hundred years later, we`re providing major stores and businesses with a range of much-loved brands. They include Big & Fresh, Heritage Breeds, Purely Organic and The Happy Egg Co., Britain`s market leader. Noble Foods also includes the Gü Puds Group, creators of drop-dead gorgeous desserts.

We offer a range of appetising benefits plus training and development in return for your hard work:

  • Stakeholder Pension
  • Special staff prices for eggs (a reduced rate per dozen)
  • Staff offers on chicken
  • PerkBox – a range of discounted items including cinema tickets and a free drink of your choice per month from a High Street Coffee retailer
  • Enhanced holiday scheme, which increases with length of service
  • Sick Pay Scheme above statutory minimum, increasing with length of service (after qualifying period)

The role: Work with the team leader and other operatives to achieve production targets and maximise efficiency Follow the company Health & Safety guidelines Identify areas of inefficiency and waste Tray wash Ensure that product is rotated to minimise waste To be mindful of product quality, integrity and tractability To complete to a high-standard, and all necessary documentation is completed Maintain a respectful and constructive working relationship with colleagues and managers

Training:

  • Health & Safety
  • Manual handling
  • Manual/Electric pallet truck
  • HACCP
  • Safe systems of work
  • Food handling/hygiene

Where you come in as a Production Operative… This part of the factory is where you will be packing the eggs carefully into boxes to be shipped off to their destination. They travel down the conveyor belt already in the cartons. You would be checking on the produce. The packaging is created as you go, making this a fast pace role. Once the eggs are boxed, they will be collected and taken to the next step within the warehouse. Fast paced environment.

Physical: The production process requires manual handling to an estimated maximum of 16 kilos. The bedend process requires repetitive bending. Several areas require the use of manual pallet trucks. The jobholder should have a reasonable level of fitness and should report any conditions that may be aggravated by the required activities.

Requirements: Driver with own vehicle – (non-drivers to be located within a 5-mile radius) Team Oriented and a great work drive.

If you would like to be considered for the role, please apply today!

Support/Applications: Claudia.garvey@brookstreet.co.uk

Maintenance Engineer (Days & Nights)

Date posted: 19 Feb 2021

Contact: info@veritaspartners.co.uk

Based in our Packing Centre in Standlake and reporting to the Engineering Manager you will be part of a team ensuring the smooth running of the factory by resolving predominately mechanical and electrical breakdowns, delivering maintenance and driving improvements

The role:

  • To carry out PPM onsite whilst always ensuring that there is a pro-active approach to planned maintenance and a high PPM output
  • Carry out repairs to plant and equipment during production, effectively and efficiently, either alone and/or as part of a team
  • Deliver on plant uptime and maintenance KPIs through planned, preventative & predictive maintenance
  • Deliver improvement work on machinery and site improvement work
  • Ensure Engineering time is managed effectively and that that there is low Engineering down-time

You:

  • Strong engineering experience
  • Hands on ability. This is not a theoretical engineering role
  • Multi-skilled with formal engineering qualification to ONC, NVQ Level 3 or higher, in an electrical or mechanical subject or a Nationally recognised apprenticeship in an engineering discipline

If you wish to apply for this role please click on the apply button with a copy of your up to date cv in word format quoting ref number 2962 -126 to info@veritaspartners.co.uk

 

Senior Team Leader Despatch

Date posted: 20 Apr 2021

Contact: kirsty.black@noblefoods.co.uk

Based at our Poultry Processing plant in Gainsborough and reporting to the Despatch and Production Planning Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for leading two Despatch Team Leaders, each responsible for leading a small team of people who are completing various tasks in the Despatch department each day.

Despatch tasks include receiving finished products for fresh or frozen customer orders, storing finished products, adherence to food hygiene requirements, loading products for despatch and operating powered handling equipment.

The jobholder will be responsible for establishing priorities, leading, and organising the work required in the Despatch department each day, stock control and ensuring food hygiene and health and standards are complied with.

The two teams of people in the Despatch department work between the hours of 5am and 7.30pm on Monday through to Saturday with overtime as and when required. The successful applicant will need to be flexible with their working hours, but it will be based on a 40-hour working week with overtime if required.

The job holder will also deputise for the Despatch and Production Planning Manager in his absence. The successful candidate will have experience supervising and/or leading a team, good communication and people skills and will have strong logistic skills.

Knowledge of computerised stock control systems would be desirable.

If you are interested and looking forward to the next challenge, please send your CV and a covering letter that indicates why you are the right person for this position to Kirsty Black, Business Partner at kirsty.black@noblefoods.co.uk

Engineers

Date posted: 27 Apr 2021

Contact: infokh@veritaspartners.co.uk

Locations: Oxfordshire, North Scarle, Fife

Salary: Competitive depending on experience (shifts 4 on 4 off days and nights)

The Company:

Deliver fresh food as part of our friendly team – and enjoy some tasty rewards We`re looking for organised, hard-working people to join the Noble Foods Engineering team. As an Engineer, you`ll work in a cutting-edge packing centre where you`ll help us get thousands of eggs (or other foods) to customers nationwide. It`s all about working together to meet targets and ensure the job gets done. That means you need to be good with people and brilliant in a team. You`ll also need to know about Health & Safety as well as Food Hygiene. We`ll expect you to follow hygiene standards, minimise waste and keep a close eye on food quality.

Why Noble Foods?

It`s a chance to be part of an innovative, fast-moving business with a £600m+ turnover – and very humble beginnings. Our story started in 1920 when William Dean sold eggs door to door from a basket. A hundred years later, we`re providing major stores and businesses with a range of much-loved brands. They include Big & Fresh, Heritage Breeds, Purely Organic and The Happy Egg Co., Britain`s market leader. Noble Foods also includes the Gü Puds Group, creators of drop-dead gorgeous desserts. Our Milling Division manufactures around 750,000 tonnes of feed every year from five feed mills, supplying poultry and pig feed to livestock producers throughout the UK, as well as being able to supply home mixers with straight raw materials. To our Poultry Division where we process spent hens, chickens and broiler breeders to meet the highest standards required by our customers and the RSPCA, so concern for hen welfare is central to everything we do.

We offer a range of appetising benefits plus training and development in return for your hard work:

  • Stakeholder Pension
  • Special staff prices for eggs (a reduced rate per dozen)
  • Staff offers on chicken
  • PerkBox – a range of discounted items including cinema tickets and a free drink  per month from a High Street Coffee retailer
  • Enhanced holiday scheme, which increases with length of service
  • Sick Pay Scheme above statutory minimum, increasing with length of service (after qualifying period)

Due to growth, we are currently recruiting a number of Engineers.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager you will be part of a team ensuring the smooth running of the factory by resolving predominately mechanical and electrical breakdowns, delivering maintenance and driving improvements

The role:

  • To carry out PPM onsite whilst always ensuring that there is a pro-active approach to planned maintenance and a high PPM output
  • Carry out repairs to plant and equipment during production, effectively and efficiently, either alone and/or as part of a team
  • Deliver on plant uptime and maintenance KPIs through planned, preventative & predictive maintenance
  • Deliver improvement work on machinery and site improvement work
  • Ensure Engineering time is managed effectively and that that there is low Engineering down-time

You:

  • Engineering experience (combination of mechanical and electrical) in production automation, packaging, brewing, food, pharmaceutical, automotive.
  • Hands on ability. This is not a theoretical engineering role.
  • Multi-skilled with formal engineering qualification to ONC, NVQ Level 3 or higher, in an electrical or mechanical subject or a Nationally recognised apprenticeship in an engineering discipline with 2-3 years experience.

If you would like to be considered for the role, please apply today!

Support/Applications: Kate Hughes – infokh@veritaspartners.co.uk

 

Engineering Team leader

Date posted: 30 Apr 2021

Contact: Kirsty.Black@noblefoods.co.uk

Based at our Poultry business unit in Gainsborough and reporting to the Maintenance Controller, the successful applicant will be responsible for leading 3 teams of two Engineers working day shifts and a night shift, who respond to production breakdowns if necessary, carry out planned preventative maintenance on production equipment and site services, prioritise fault finding and carry out general repairs on site.

The successful applicant will establish priorities for the teams and will be responsible for ensuring the maintenance activities are achieved timely and effectively. The job holder will also carry out required maintenance activities, prioritise fault finding and will also be required to carry out general repairs on site.

The normal working week will be based on 40 hours working Monday through to Friday on day shifts. However, the job holder will need to be flexible when required, as the 2 teams of Engineers working day shifts work across 7 days a week and the team of night Engineers work from Sunday night through to Thursday night.

The successful applicant will be qualified in Mechanical Engineering with a good knowledge of Electrical Engineering or qualified in Electrical Engineering with a good knowledge of Mechanical Engineering.

Knowledge of health and safety and previous experience within a poultry production or fast-moving food manufacturing environment will be advantageous.

Should you wish to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter which explains why you are the right person for this position to Kirsty Black, HR Business Partner via email to Kirsty.Black@noblefoods.co.uk

Engineering Manager

Date posted: 5 May 2021

Contact: infons@veritaspartners.co.uk

Location:  Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Salary:     £ competitive basic salary + benefits

Reporting to the Operations Director, the successful applicant will be responsible for all engineering and maintenance activities carried out on the site.

Duties will include ensuring that plant and equipment is maintained in a timely and efficient manner, establishing priorities and directing and co-ordinating all of the engineering activities on site. This includes any external contractor activities carried out on the site.

The jobholder will be responsible for the Engineering team on site which includes a Maintenance Controller, an Engineering Team Leader, a Reliability Technician, a Mechanic, an Administrator and a team of 6 Engineers, working across 3 three shifts, who respond to production breakdowns, carry out planned preventative maintenance, maintain the effluent plant, prioritise fault finding and carry out general repairs.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate controls for budgets, cost, health and safety and environmental requirements.

Previous management experience, a good general education, City and Guilds or equivalent in Electrical Engineering together with a sound knowledge of mechanical systems are essential for this position.

Previous experience within a food manufacturing environment is desirable. The successful applicant will also have excellent interpersonal skills and will be computer literate.

Why Noble Foods?

It`s a chance to be part of an innovative, fast-moving business with a £600m+ turnover – and very humble beginnings. Our story started in 1920 when William Dean sold eggs door to door from a basket. A hundred years later, we`re providing major stores and businesses with a range of much-loved brands. They include Big & Fresh, Heritage Breeds, Purely Organic and The Happy Egg Co., Britain`s market leader. Noble Foods also includes the Gü Puds Group, creators of drop-dead gorgeous desserts. Our Milling Division manufactures around 750,000 tonnes of feed every year from five feed mills, supplying poultry and pig feed to livestock producers throughout the UK, as well as being able to supply home mixers with straight raw materials. To our Poultry Division where we process spent hens, chickens and broiler breeders to meet the highest standards required by our customers and the RSPCA, so concern for hen welfare is central to everything we do.

We offer a range of appetising benefits plus training and development in return for your hard work:

• Pension
• Special staff prices for eggs (a reduced rate per dozen)
• Staff offers on chicken
• PerkBox – discounted items including cinema tickets and a free drink of your choice per month from a High Street Coffee retailer
• Enhanced holiday scheme, which increases with length of service
• Sick Pay Scheme above statutory minimum, increasing with length of service (after qualifying period)

If you wish to apply for this role please click on the apply button with a copy of your up to date CV in word format quoting ref number 2962/159. All direct or third party applications will be directed to our outsourced resourcing Partners, Veritas Partnership Ltd.
infons@veritaspartners.co.uk