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General Duties Operative

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Wellingborough, 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.


The role:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a General Duties Operative to join our Wellingborough milling site, to enable Hovis to deliver on its vision of being the best quality brand in bakery.  We are looking for an individual to become a key member of our manufacturing team providing skilled support for our main operational areas.


The role is as a General Duties team member. The role will require the successful candidate to undergo a full training programme to enable them to provide as required cover in our key manufacturing areas.


The role also provides an opportunity for onward development and progression in the team with any circumstantial changes resulting in promotional movement. The ideal candidate will have a flexible approach to working and supporting operations with ideally some experience in a manufacturing role/ environment, whilst basic level skills are desirable a full and thorough training programme will be provided covering all critical areas for the success of the role.


When not covering a role it is 40hrs a week Mon - Fri with complete flexibility to completing the hours for the training and general duty activities.


When needed to provide cover, you will need to in the short term step into a shift role ( these are day based , and may include the odd weekend).


Salary: £23,750 - £24,500.



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.