Job Title: Shift Production / Pie Filling Operators

We’re looking for a new Shift Production Operator to join our Fourayes production team in Bicknor, in the heart of the beautiful Kent countryside.

Reporting to: The Production Supervisor

Full Time Hours: Work a rotating shift pattern of between 06.00 – 22.00 (06.00-14.00 and 14.00-22.00) in line with business needs. This job is physical role and involves standing for long periods of time.

Salary: £10.68 per hour

Welcome Bonus: Upon successful completion of a 12-week probationary period the candidate will receive a one off £300 bonus.

Holidays: 20 days pro rata plus Bank Holidays

Fantastic Rural Location in the middle of our English Bramley apple orchard. So, you will need to have own, or reliable transport to site. We are 5 mins drive from Detling Hill and 15-20min drive from Maidstone or Sittingbourne.

Plenty of Extra Perks & Bonuses:

  • Life Insurance Cover after 3 months of service

  • Contributory Pension Scheme after 3 months of service

  • Statutory Sick Pay

  • Employee of the Month +£100

  • Attendance Bonus if not off sick for 12 months from beginning of holiday year

  • Family Fun Day and annual BBQ

  • Christmas Party – for all permanent employees

  • Easter Eggs for all staff

  • Food tasting events (own products)

  • Departmental social events

  • Staff Canteen (for self catering)

Fourayes Food Development

Great team and lots of social events throughout the year

Company perspective and background

Fourayes Farm Ltd is the UK’s number one fruit grower and processor, supplying superb products for Bakery, desserts, smoothies and the Dairy industry amongst others. We work with the largest retail multiples in the world and have a turnover in excess of £15 million with historically strong operating profits.

We are also an industry innovator.  We invest in the best people and equipment to deliver the best results for our customers.  We also develop ground-breaking new products such as Utterly Fruity (taking fresh apple into applications previously unattainable) and our delicious Plumptious mincemeat.

Fourayes will continue to actively focus on innovation, supporting profitable growth and the consolidation of existing operations.  In order to facilitate this, we require a talented and experienced Food Production Machine Operator to support the company through the changes necessary to achieve our objectives.

Fourayes Farm is the UK’s number one Apple grower and processor, supplying fresh Apple, fruit fillings, Jams, Mincemeats and Purees to the Bakery and Dairy industry, our products are to be found in the end products of the largest multiple retails in the world.

Job Purpose

The shift production operator will be asked to work within the production areas producing products in line with the schedule, and as instructed by the Supervisor. To maintain section quality and KPIs (key performance Indicators) at all times.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Include the following; other duties may be assigned, the details below are not exhaustive.

  • To work as instructed by the Supervisor in the most efficient manner.
  • To undertake all duties in the safest possible way and in line with the company Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • To report problems or potential problems to the Supervisor immediately.
  • To take on responsibility of the product quality at all times whilst working in the area.
  • To know and understand all section KPIs and assist in reaching these targets.
  • To ensure product integrity is not compromised and therefore achieve Right First Time (RFT)
  • To abide by the company rules at all times
  • To maintain an acceptable level of Personal and company Health and Hygiene.
  • To maintain a clean and tidy work area and assist in the end of shift housekeeping activities.
  • To follow company dress code policies at all times
  • Attend training as required to develop relevant knowledge and skills throughout all production areas
  • Carryout other duties within the production areas that may be required from time to time.
  • Able to operate machinery

Education and Qualifications

To perform this role successfully the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and ideally: Hold a current Basic Food Hygiene Certificate desirable but not essential as training is offered.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibrations.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work a rotating shift pattern of between 06.00 – 22.00 (06.00-14.00 and 14.00-22.00) in line with business needs. This job is physical role and involves standing for long periods of time.

Covid-19 Procedures 2022

We currently have no compulsory requirements to wear face coverings or for lateral flow testing. However, please check for up to date information should you be invited to interview.


Please complete the Summary Application Form and send it, together with a copy of your CV, to Hannah Wisbey at:

Or you can post the completed form and a copy of your CV to H Wisbey, Fourayes Farm Ltd, Bicknor, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME9 8BJ

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your application please email or call on 01622 884230

Join the Bramley Apple Picking team in the Autumn

If you don’t work all week in the factory then you can join the picking team in September & October. It’s £10 per bin for the 1st pick. Also great if you are student looking for holiday work.

Learn more about Apple Picking at Fourayes