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Burts Chips began life back in 1997 with a small team of just six people. Since then, we’ve grown to a team of 300 staff with a turnover of £44 million, all the while never forgetting that our people are responsible for our success.

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Our success hasn’t meant we’ve forgotten where we came from though; Burts Chips still maintains the values we started with as a small business all those year ago, and employs the most talented people to make the best hand cooked potato chips. Wherever Burts’ people fit into the business, we’re always proud of what we’ve done to build the company’s enviable reputation.

Working here means that along with being able to taste the latest flavours before they hit the shelves, staff at Burts Chips receive:

  • A pension scheme
  • Life assurance and critical illness cover
  • Discretionary company bonus
  • Generous leave arrangements
  • Staff discounts
  • Learning and development
  • Taste testing

Burts leadership teamWe’re foodies at heart and we know great taste. We won’t compromise on quality, relentlessly pursuing our goal to make the best crisps & snacks our customers want and we’re fearless when faced with challenges. We make great things happen whilst having fun and shout loudly about our successes. We know where we’re going, and know we can’t get there without the best team. We’re always on the hunt for new ideas to try and take to market, making the best products even better for our customers and fans. We’re all part of where we’re going and we’re excited about that!

We’re proud to say that 92% of our staff are satisfied working for Burts, and for a sneak peak to see what it’s like to be part of the team, simply click here to watch our video.

Think you’d fit in? See below for our latest vacancies at Burts.

 

Current Vacancies

Leicester Vacancies:

As part of its ongoing expansion, Burts’ has recently taken on an additional 60 staff at our Leicester site and has some more vacancies including the following:

Engineers:

Our Engineers have a close working relationship with Production and play a critical supporting role ensuring that all equipment is maintained, repaired when necessary, and is available for use and fit for purpose during production time.  Engineers are responsible for all aspects of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, heating, refrigeration, water, civil (building), waste disposal, environmental and food process engineering and for the installation, maintenance and commissioning of new plant/machinery.

We are looking for:

  • Two Shift Engineering vacancies on days  – 4 on 4 off shift pattern 12 hours shifts 6 AM – 6PM – Competitive salary and benefits
  • One Night Shift engineer vacancy 4 on 4 off shift pattern 12 hours shifts 6 PM – 6AM – Competitive salary and benefits including generous night shift allowance

Applicants:

  • Ideally we are looking for experienced Shift Engineers with a relevant qualification in Engineering and significant experience working in FMCG Food Manufacturing environment doing a similar job

Shift Managers:

Our Shift Managers are responsible for the factory when on shift and are responsible for managing a team of up to 30 people making decisions concerning management of personnel, production and its quality, cost control, personal safety, food safety and service in the absence of direct line management being present.

We are recruiting for:

  • Two Shift Manager vacancies on nights – 4 on 4 off shift pattern 12 hours shifts 6 PM – 6AM – Competitive salary and benefits including generous night shift allowance

Applicants:

  • Ideally we are looking for experienced Shift Managers with significant experience working in an FMCG Food Manufacturing environment doing a similar job  

If you are interested in applying for any of the above roles in Leicester and would like to discuss the role or see a full job description please ring Heather Southam 0116 366 6953.

Anyone wishing to apply should send their CV and accompanying letter of application, setting out why they believe they are suitable, by post or email to Heather Southam, HR Manager, Burts Snacks, HR Dept., Burts Snacks Ltd, 65 Lewisher Rd, Leicester LE4 9LR or Heather.Southam@Burtssnacks.com.

Good luck with your application!

Warehouse Apprenticeship:

Full Time, location: Plymouth.

Delivered in partnership with Cornwall College, a warehouse qualification is the first stepping stone into a fast paced, busy Supply chain and Logistics organisation. Warehousing comes in many formats with different responsibilities and outcomes.

We are looking for someone who is keen to learn, has a keen eye for detail and accuracy. This will be achieved by supporting the Warehouse Manager & Stock Controller in the day to day activity in the warehouse.

For more details and to apply for this position, go to: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-421790

 

 

ETHICAL TRADING POLICY

As a company we commit to keeping up to date with the relevant legislation such as minimum wages, insurance and health and safety standards.  This normally takes the form of government websites and email alert systems.

We are committed to adhering to the International Labour Organisation’s Core conventions which include the following aspects:

  • Employment is freely chosen
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining is respected
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Child labour will not be used
  • Wages exceed minimum wage legislation – Living Wages are paid
  • No discrimination is practiced – we operate an equal opportunities policy
  • Regular employment is provided
  • No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed.

We use an agency to provide additional operational labour when required – usually to cover holidays and sickness.  The agency is audited at a minimum twice a year.  They have a Gang Masters license and operate according to our requirements.  They provide induction training before the staff start.  A record is kept of who is on site and where they are working.  Regular meetings are held to discuss any issues and provide feedback.

PREVENTING HIDDEN LABOUR EXPLOITATION

Burts Potato Chips Ltd commits to developing and adopting a proactive approach to tackling hidden labour exploitation.

Hidden labour exploitation is exploitation of job applicants and workers by third party individuals or gangs other than the employer or labour provider including rogue individuals working within these businesses but without the knowledge of management.  It includes forced labour and human trafficking for labour exploitation; payment for work-finding services and work-related exploitation such as forced use of accommodation.  It is understood that it is often well hidden by the perpetrators with victims, if they perceive of themselves as such, reluctant to come forward.

Policy Commitments

Burts Potato Chips Limited shall:

  1. Designate appropriate managers to attend “Tackling Hidden Labour Exploitation” training and to have responsibility for developing and operating company procedures relevant to this issue.
  2. Accept that job finding fees are a business cost, and will not allow these to be paid by job applicants.  The Company will not use any individual or organisation to source and supply workers without confirming that workers are not being charged a work finding fee.
  3. Ensure that all staff responsible for directly recruiting workers are trained to be aware of issues around third party labour exploitation and signs to look for and have signed appropriate Compliance Principles.
  4. Ensure that labour sourcing, recruitment and worker placement processes are under the control of trusted and competent staff members.
  5. Adopt a proactive approach to reporting suspicions of hidden worker exploitation to the Gang-masters Licensing Authority and police.
  6. Provide information on tackling “Hidden Labour Exploitation” to our workforce at induction, workforce training and post information and worker leaflets on the noticeboards.
  7. Encourage workers to report cases of hidden third party labour exploitation, provide the means to do so and investigate and act on reports appropriately.
  8. Positively encourage and support employees and agency workers to report such exploitation which may be occurring within their communities
  9. Require labour providers and other organisations in the labour supply chain to adopt policies and procedures consistent with the above.

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