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General Production Operative

Job Location: ​Alfreton​


Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

No previous experience in production or manufacturing? No problem. We’ll give you all the training and support you need. This is more than just a new job. This is an opportunity to learn new skills with the opportunity to progress, working for a company that really cares with a great working environment, where you create amazing products that are loved by consumers all over the world. We’re got our eye firmly on the future at the Ferrero Alfreton site and we’re looking for enthusiastic, committed people to join us. 

This role requires you to be able to work a variety of shift patterns including 12 hour 3 on 3 off rotating across days and nights as well as standard 8 hour days (6am - 2pm) afternoons (2pm - 10pm) and nights (10pm - 6am) The pattern varies across the year depending on production requirements. 


Main Responsibilities:

  • Meeting standards in key areas such health & safety, food safety, cost, performance and environmental targets 
  • Following standard operating procedures, policies and ways of working 
  • Completing key production tasks and compliance checks 
  • Working as part of a team to meet key production targets
  • Taking part in proactive problem solving activities and showing an active interest in looking for ways to improve the production operation

Who we are looking for:

We're looking for people who want to learn new skills, who enjoy working as part of a team and enjoy variety in their working day. You will need to be able to follow procedures and processes to keep our people and products safe, and will take pride in your work. Most importantly you will have a 'can do' attitude and a great work ethic. 

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.