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 produced
  • 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. 

Rates of pay:  Starting from £10.00 p/h with the potential to earn up £12.80 p/h after training completed – skilled rates


Permanent Roles – employed status

5.6 weeks holiday per year

Employee Assistance Programme with discounts for staff


Free on-site parking

To apply please email your CV or request an application form at will be held on site.

Our Accreditations

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