Posted: Fri 23rd Jul 2021

200 new jobs set to be created at Sandycroft poultry site following multi-million-pound investment

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This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 23rd, 2021

More than 200 new jobs are set to be created at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Poultry site in Sandycroft following £7.5m investment in new technology and upgrades. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

2 Sisters is a major supplier to the UK’s largest supermarkets, as well as providing wholesale products to KFC. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Its Sandycroft site processes one million birds per week and is one of the biggest within 2 Sisters employing more than 1300 staff. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This investment has enabled the installation of new technology including automated packing lines, new packaging machines, upgrading of cutting lines to increase capacity and the introduction of X-ray bone detection machinery for fillet production. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

As a result, the site is now recruiting over 200 additional workers in roles such as Butchers, Trimmers, Hangers and Primary operatives working on various shift patterns. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A spokesman for 2 Sisters Sandycroft said: “This investment is superb news for the future of our site and our colleagues as we create a skilled and sustainable workforce. This is a great reward for our colleagues’ hard work, commitment and outstanding efforts in these unprecedented times. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Colleagues who join the Sandycroft team will have learning and development opportunities enabling the site to develop competent, skilled and sustainable teams and the site prides itself on promoting within, a large number of colleagues recently received 30+ year awards.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In addition to the new roles, the site will be recruiting up to 60 new Apprentices over the next 12 months. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Having launched their Butchery Academy Apprenticeship programme with Coleg Cambria, the site will provide fully-funded Level 2 Food Manufacturing Excellence in Poultry. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This will provide a vocational route for Apprentices to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst earning a market-rate wage not the usual apprentice rate. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Apprentices will start on a standard weekly wage of £393 – plus the potential to earn £431 per week after just 12 weeks. New intakes are planned to start every 12 weeks through to July 2022. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Applications and enquiries can be made by email to: Jobs.Sandycroft@2sfg.com or by phone 07873 302758. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

For Apprenticeships- applications and enquiries can be made by email to: SandycroftApprenticeships@2sfg.com. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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