Production Operatives

PRODUCTION OPERATIVE

Trainee Cheese Maker (no experience necessary!)

Alford, Lincolnshire

£12.00 – £13.00 per hour plus overtime (1.5X)

3 or 4 x 10 hour days

Are you a general production operative seeking an interesting role, in a lovely work environment, where you can feel passionate about the product and take great pride in what you are producing?

If you have previously worked in  butchery, bakery, catering or food production you will understand and not be afraid of the physical aspects of the role.  You will be rewarded by being involved in an environment where everyone feels involved and part of a friendly family business.

As an Assistant Cheese Maker, after full training,  you will assist in the production of one of Lincolnshire’s finest and best loved cheeses under the guidance of seasoned artisans.  You’ll get hands-on experience in every aspect of the cheese-making process.

Personal Specification – Assistant Cheese Maker

Along with a positive “can-do” attitude and a flexible approach you will also need the following:

  • Physically fit and strong.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to excellence.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Friendly, out-going personality with the ability to engage with customers at farmers markets.

Key Responsibilities – Assistant Cheese Maker:

  • Assist in the cheese-making process from start to finish.
  • Cleaning of machinery and equipment etc ensuring high levels of cleanliness and hygiene at all times
  • Maintain strict quality control standards to ensure that every batch meets our high expectations.
  • Attend farmers markets selling cheese, butter and milk from the farm.
  • This is a physical job that requires manual handling of heavy ingredients and cheeses throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Help in the packing area intermittently.


Routine is typically 4 days per week (roughly 40 hours) although there is the option to work 3 days per week, with overtime at x1.5. Flexibility will be required as the rota varies and some weekend work will be required (typically 3 days/month).