Warehouse Operatives / Forklift Drivers

Natures Way Foods Ltd
England, West Sussex, Chichester
Closing date
22 Apr 2021

Job Details

Warehouse Operatives / Forklift drivers

Come and help us Nourish the Nation! Due to expansion we have over 25 vacancies for Warehouse Operatives / Forklift drivers and by Spring 2021 we will be Europe's biggest bagged salad manufacturer!

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

Any forklift licence desirable although not essential. Forklift training can be provided onsite.

Location: Chichester + Selsey

Permanent jobs available & Fixed term contracts

Starting salary is from £9.94 per hour and higher for experienced operatives.

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 calm under pressure.

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 Food production environment. We have raw product and ingredients coming in and finished product going out so you will be working in our warehouses and co-ordinating the logistics to make sure we are on track.

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.

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 14 days in a month.

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 and Sunday - 6am - 6pm

Week 2: Only working on Wednesday and Thursday 6am - 6pm


Week 3: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 6pm - 6am

Week4: Only working on Wednesday and Thursday 6pm - 6am

Repeat back to days.

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!

Some sites are 7-7.

Role type: Permanent

Location: All Sites - Chichester Food Park + Selsey.

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.

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

The Perks
  • Full time salary but only work 14 shifts every month!
  • Company pension.
  • 22 shifts paid holiday.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Healthshield Perks healthcare package.
  • Mental Health Advocates and established wellbeing programme.
  • Life Assurance policy.
  • Plenty of development and training opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Exclusive online benefits and discounts.
  • Free parking available across all sites.


We're a fast-moving business looking to fill these jobs quickly - so click the Apply button now or contact 01243 608003 / Rachel Smith: / Devon O'Neill: DevonO'

We look forward to hearing from you.

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