Production Operatives - Selsey Site

Nature's Way Foods Ltd
England, West Sussex, Chichester
Closing date
17 Sep 2020

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Production Operatives - Selsey Site

Come and help us Nourish the Nation at our Selsey Site, we are recruiting for 50+ vacancies!

We are looking for Production Operatives to support us working on our food production lines, in our warehouses or in hygiene making sure the factory is squeaky clean and ready to go for the next production run

Full training provided, no experience necessary although any previous production / factory experience is always helpful.

Orders are high and we have many full time, permanent jobs available.

About us:

Natures Way Foods are one of the largest employers in the Chichester area, with 4 manufacturing sites employing more than 1,200 talented individuals and we need you!

We make delicious salad meals, coleslaw, potato salad, bagged salads and leafy salad bowls. Our products are stocked by leading Retailers, supermarkets & restaurant chains and consumed by millions of customers in the UK, so you may well have eaten something made by us!

Our employees say it's our people that make NWF a brilliant place to work, come and find out for yourself!

About you

If you're organised, efficient and driven then we need someone like you. You'll need to have the ability to work at pace and "Romaine" calm under pressure. The ability to appreciate a salad pun is also desirable.

You'll also need to be capable of working 12-hour shifts in cold temperatures - woolly jumpers are welcome, all year round!

The team:

With 25 nationalities and over 10 languages across our 4 sites, we are a diverse team of people and you'll be surrounded by a team of Managers, the majority of whom have started their career on the shop floor at NWF.

The job

You will be working in an FMCG (Fast moving consumer goods) 24hr production environment.

Lettuce likes to be cool so temperatures on average are 3°C - 5°C so it is cold, think what it would be like to work in a fridge!

You will be standing and on your feet for long periods of time with 3 x 30 minute breaks throughout your shift.

Covid update: All of our sites are Covid secure. We will provide you with PPE and there are plenty of hand sanitising stations.

You will be responsible for creating a variety fresh foods and meal solutions using salad ingredients. You'll do this by preparing raw product, washing, and compiling salad bags, bowls or Coleslaw.

Did you ever wonder how we seal those nice bags of lettuce? - You will get to work on different types of machinery that will enable you to make the best quality product for our customers. If you are eager to learn the whole process you may get to work in different areas of the factory where you will get involved in different stages of the production.

Hours are a mix of 2 weeks of days and 2 weeks of nights. Our employees love the benefit of our shift pattern - only working 2 days or 2 nights every other week! If you want to take 1 week off and you plan it right, you only need to use 2 days of leave to be off for a full week!

Your journey with us

To make sure you've got all the tools to do the job you'll get full training and any necessary equipment. Whichever site you will be based at, we will partner you with an NWF trainer who'll teach you all about our products, you'll become an expert in your product category.

We will show you how we Love the Leaf and why we are the King of Coleslaw but only after your trainer shows you how to be the best Production Operative in the business.

Your career aspirations will be fully supported and as we continue to grow as a business, so will you.

The Perks

Every other weekend off (Fri, Sat & Sunday) and a 2-day work week every second week.
  • Company pension.
  • 22 shifts paid holiday.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Healthshield Perks healthcare package.
  • Life Assurance policy.
  • Plenty of development and training opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Exclusive online benefits and discounts.
  • Free parking available across all sites.

Shift Pattern hours

Shift work - 7 shifts in every 14 days that involves 2 weeks on days, then 2 weeks on nights (12 hr shifts) e.g.


Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 7am - 7pm

Week 2: Only working on Wednesday and Thursday 7am - 7pm


Week 3: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 7pm - 7am

Week4: Only working on Wednesday and Thursday 7pm - 7am

Repeat back to days.

Role type: Permanent.

Location: Selsey Site

Our Recruitment Process

Depending on the role, you may be invited to complete a short online recruitment testing session where we will review your maths, listening and literacy skills to ensure you meet the required level to perform the role (It's not as scary as it sounds, there's no algebra!).

If successful, you could then be invited to attend a work trial in the manufacturing site that you will work at.


We're a fast-moving business looking to fill these jobs quickly - so click the Apply button now! We look forward to hearing from you.

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