Freshpak is one of Britain’s leading chilled food manufacturers.

Based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, we make a huge range of sandwich fillings, dips, vegetable and fish pates, mayonnaise and egg products and supply retailers, food service outlets and other food manufacturers. Our vision is to be a high growth, trusted partner for chilled foods.

Focussed on satisfying our customers from start to finish; from innovative product development right through to consumer feedback, we are looking for like-minded individuals to join us and are now recruiting for Production Operatives to work in various departments at our Barnsley facility. 


  • To carry out a variety of tasks to enable the smooth running of the day-to-day production operation
  • To ensure the safety, quality and legality of the products being produced4
  • Maintain high standards at all times

Skills/ Experience / Knowledge:

  • Reliable and have a good attendance and timekeeping record
  • Conscientious, enthusiastic and willingness towards meeting deadlines
  • Team player with positive work ethic and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Good knowledge of basic food hygiene and health & safety principles
  • Able to communicate, understand and follow instructions
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good numeracy & literacy skills
  • Previous experience within the food industry advantageous, but training provided
  • Previous machine operator experience would be a distinct advantage
  • Working in a chilled environment – All PPE is provided
  • Physically fit as some roles will involve manual lifting

Great opportunities to progress within the business.  Freshpak are always looking to promote within our current workforce

Hours of work:

Various shift patterns – days/afternoons/nights – Shift rotas of 4 or 5 days from 7 – will involve working weekends. 

Rate of pay

Starting rate of £9.06 per hour, with the opportunity to progress to higher rates of pay after training period


Permanent Roles – employed status

5.6 weeks holiday per year

Employee Assistance Programme with discounts for staff


Free on-site parking

To apply, please contact the HR Department for an application form hr@fresh-pak.co.uk

Our Accreditations

BRC Food Certified
The British Sandwich Association
Members of Campden BRI
RSPCA Assured Logo
MSC Certified Sustainable Seafood
British Lion Eggs