Job boost at food factory

Solway Foods announce 112 vacancies at their factory at Manton Wood Enterprise Zone aand are looking for new employees to join their team
Solway Foods announce 112 vacancies at their factory at Manton Wood Enterprise Zone aand are looking for new employees to join their team

WORKSOP is set for another jobs boost after a leading sandwich maker launched a recruitment drive.

Solway Foods, based at Manton Wood Enterprise Park in the town, is creating more than 100 new jobs.

The company supplies customers including Tesco and Costa, and says it has increased production by six per cent after securing extra business over the last year.

It is part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, which employs around 18,000 people across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

“This is good news for Solway Foods and shows how under 2 Sisters we are focused on growing our business into the future,” said Steve Bryant, general manager for Solway Foods at Manton Wood.

“The food industry overall remains tough and highly competitive, but the chilled sandwiches market is showing continued growth and by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do, we have been able to benefit.”

The 2 Sisters group is one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers, supplying chilled products like chilled ready meals, pizzas, soups, sandwiches and salads.

At Manton there are around 1,200 permanent staff, plus agency employees to meet peak demand.

Recruitment is already underway at the site, with 112 jobs being phased in over the coming weeks. A spokesman for the 2 Sisters Group said all of the new jobs would be full time, permanent positions.

“They are weekly paid, factory based employees with a mix of skilled and unskilled roles, recruited mostly directly from the local labour market,” he said.

Earlier this month the Worksop Guardian brought you the news that 400 jobs were being created across three Worksop projects.

A major supermarket development on the former Seafields site is set to bring in 300 jobs, Worksop-based rope wire manufacturer Brunton Shaw is creating 30 to 50 jobs at its Sandy Lane site, and a further 45 jobs will be made as the new Creative Village gets off the ground and welcomes new tenants.

For more details on the Solway Foods vacancies email Solway.careers@2sfg.com or Solway.careers@northernfoods.com