Our Current Vacancies

Production Operative

As an ambitious team of individuals, we take pride in what we do and are firm believers in Taste, Quality and Responsibility. We have some exciting opportunities for PRODUCTION OPERATIVES to join our team, where full training will be given.

General Description of Duties and Responsibilities:-

  • Assist in the manufacture of Stokes Sauces products to the correct formulisation and specification, whilst adhering to the companies’ policies and procedures.
  • Assist to operate the production line machinery; the machinery includes, the cooking line, cold filling line, capping machine, sachet line, bucket line and/or the labelling line.
  • Assist in setting up the production line machinery for production recipes.
  • Carry out pre-checks and cleaning tasks on the production line.
  • Manual handling includes weighing and loading of raw materials into vessels and stacking finished goods onto pallets.
  • Conduct quality control checks and complete paperwork records.
  • Assist in size changeovers.
  • Operate a clean as you go approach.

Required Experience & behaviours:-

  • Excellent attention to detail, timekeeping and reliability are essential.
  • A good team player with a ‘can do attitude’ are essential.
  • Literate and numerate to a standard which allows for accurate record keeping.

Hours, Pay & Benefits:-

  • Working hours 37.5 hours per week on a rotating shift pattern of 5.45am – 2.00pm and 2.00pm – 10.000pm.
  • Starting hourly rate of pay is £11.94 per hour.
  • Annual leave is 22 days plus Bank Holidays and an extra day’s holiday for your Birthday, contributory Company Pension, Life Insurance and staff discount.

Join the team at Stokes!


About Us

Since 2004, we have worked with a rare passion, to refine the taste, texture, and quality of ketchups, sauces, condiments, preserves, and mayonnaise. We make all our of sauces at our ‘saucery’ on the Rendlesham Estate the heart of rural Suffolk. We now have a team of over 70, and In fact, some of us have been making sauce together for almost 20 years! There really has never been a more exciting team to join the ambitious Stokes team, with brand new factory equipment, enabling is to double our capacity, exciting new upcoming product launches and we are actively working in more sectors than ever before!

About You

As a growing family-owned business with big ideas, we are looking for determined characters with a real ‘can do’ attitude. Whilst being passionate and enthusiastic about the work you do, a lot of the work we do involves working together with multiple teams and so you will also be friendly, an excellent communicator, and show integrity in the work you do.


How to apply

When job vacancies become available, we will post them on this page with a link to our recruitment system where you’ll receive further information on how to apply.

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