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Date: 13-Jul-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.



  • Operating the slicing machines and process in a safe and compliant manner.

  • Ensuring that the packing section is compliant in Health & Safety GMP and Food Safety.

  • 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.

  • 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.






Understands the production processes, plant & equipment

Team working & leadership


Food Hygiene

Communication (written & verbal) & Team briefing skills


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.