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Date: 19-Mar-2021

Location: Mitcham, GB

Company: Hovis

Welcome to Hovis. We are the proud guardians of over 130 years of baking experience that make up our iconic and much-loved brand. We produce bread and bakery products created with Hovis goodness at the heart of each. We deliver around 1.3million loaves, every day of the week throughout the UK and Ireland, where we also make Mothers Pride and Ormo products. 


We are 2,800 people working within 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Our success is a result of the hard work of our people;  they are experts in their field whether it’s baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or the many departments within the central functions team based in our head office in High Wycombe. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working.

Hovis Ltd, Mitcham is recruiting for Hygiene Operatives to facilitate the provision of excellent standards of hygiene throughout the bakery environment, internally and externally and therein contribute to excellent product quality whilst assisting as required in diverse roles across the bakery.



  • Deliver best possible cleaning standards, consistent with both our own and customer expectations.
  • To comply with all health & safety requirements and to inspire through best personal practice, excellent Health & Safety around him/herself.
  • Comply with essential training and personal development (e.g completion of work instructions and other relevant documentation).
  • Ensure proper housekeeping is maintained throughout all areas.
  • To make a commitment to achieving the Company’s corporate goals.
  • Any other duties as and when requested to help meet the needs of the business.


Desirable experience: 

  • Good Verbal and Numeracy skills
  • Experience of cleaning within the food manufacturing industry 
  • Experience of being a team player
  • Flexibility within the department regarding hours of work and duties.

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 is 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 competitive annual leave entitlement 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.