Factory Operative

We are looking for reliable and hardworking individuals to join our production team and chilled coding team as factory operatives working dayshift, backshift or a 4 on 4 off rota.  

Hours of Work

Production Hours of work are from:

  • 6.00am to 2.00pm
  • 7.00am to 3.00pm
  • 8.00am to 4.00pm
  • 3.00pm to 11.00pm
  • 4.00pm to 12.00am

Chilled Coding works on an 8 day shift pattern, where you will work 4 consecutive shifts of 12 hours per day, followed by 4 consecutive days off.  In any such 8 day period, you will work 48 hours.

Due to the nature of the role overtime working may be necessary. 

Work Environment

You will be working in a High Care and Low Risk food production environment. 


Your safety is paramount to us and you will be provided with all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 


  • Free transport to and from the factory (not all shifts)
  • Pension
  • 30 days annual leave (this includes statutory holidays) for production, 20 days annual leave for chilled coding
  • Staff sales

If you are interested in applying for this position please fill out the below application form and send it to careers@thistleseafoods.com

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