The company that helps bring some of the best-known food brands to family tables around the world is bolstering its workforce with up to 50 permanent full-time positions.
Baker Perkins is the engineering company that produces bespoke food manufacturing machinery for factories around the world, helping to make products like Warburton’s bread and Jakeman’s throat lozenges.
Business is booming and to meet demand, the workforce of 310 people is increased to 350-360.
And with over 100 years of experience in the industry, it has built up an extremely loyal workforce, mostly with long-serving staff who love the full package on offer, the opportunity to earn overtime or working flexible hours in certain roles, and being part of a great Peterborough success story for decades to come.
Before the recruitment open day on Saturday May 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the firm answered some frequently asked questions.
What roles are available?
They recruit from most departments, including office workers and mechanical, electrical, and software engineers. Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a new grad, or an enthusiastic apprentice, there might be a job for you.
All roles offer flexibility: many office jobs include working from home, while for shop floor staff the company offers the opportunity to earn overtime and finish early on Fridays. All staff benefit from a generous holiday package, including a guaranteed break between Christmas and New Year, and a pension plan.
Where can I find out more?
The company has operated from Peterborough for 100 years and from the Manor Drive site for over 30 years. This is where the open day will take place, where potential candidates can visit the factory and the innovation center, learn about the ambitious plans ahead, meet the team and present their CV to HR in person.
What are the hours and when can I start?
Most of the positions currently recruited are permanent full-time positions, but if a candidate would like more flexible hours, the recruitment team would be happy to work with them. Successful candidates available for immediate start could join the team within a week, while they will happily await others with the right skills who need to give longer notice periods to their current employer – Baker Perkins wants the right people in the right roles, so will work with you.
The business was acquired by Schenck Process Group during the lockdown, which has ambitious plans for the future, and it’s likely the household name’s workforce in food manufacturing will grow again in the future. coming.
It is not necessary to reserve a place at the open house, just show up. More information is available here.