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Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: Nottingham, GB

Company: Hovis


The role:

A great opportunity has arisen at Hovis Nottingham we're looking for  Bakery Operatives to play a key role in supporting our Operations Team.


Reporting to the Production First Line Manager, the successful candidate will be required to work a shift pattern involving working 12-hour day shifts and night shifts, four on four off, including weekends.


Core responsibilities:

  • Operating the plant and process in a safe and compliant manner.
  • Completing documentation accurately and promptly.
  • Following instructions and procedures correctly.
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness in their immediate work area by adopting “Clean as You Go” philosophy.
  • Supporting the delivery of the site’s KPI’s for Safety, Quality, Service and Cost.
  • Being accountable for the production of high quality products that are safe.
  • Initially this role will consist of working in the packing end of the plant however alternative opportunities/duties may arise to work throughout the entire manufacturing process.
  • Positively contribute to the Short Interval Control initiative and to the broader Project Gold Standard.
  • Proactively drive down waste by implementing our “see it, flag it, fix it" ethos.
  • Complete robust daily plant start up integrity checks.
  • Effectively communicating and liaising with all other departments within the site to achieve operational excellence.


Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:

  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills
  • Basic verbal & written communication skills
  • Experience of a process environment
  • Strong basic problem-solving skills working within defined parameters
  • Aptitude for basic mechanical & electrical tasks
  • Basic keyboard skills and IT aptitude to input and access data



  • Experience of working in a bakery
  • Basic food hygiene qualification
  • Plant baking qualifications
  • Basic health & safety qualification



Why work for us and our benefits:

At Hovis, we understand the importance of looking after our colleagues, so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits we provide at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries

  • There are a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.
  • Our benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone.  It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving
  • We offer enhanced annual leave and maternity/paternity leave, and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance
  • We celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes
  • We offer three levels of pensions


Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace.

Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and

respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status,

pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin,

religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other

protected characteristic.