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Bakkavor set to recruit more 200 people in Bourne

More than 500 jobs will be up for grabs at Bakkavor sites across south Lincolnshire as part of a big recruitment drive.

The firm has announced it intends to recruit 207 people in Bourne, 143 in Holbeach, 104 in Sutton Bridge and 89 in Spalding.

Bakkavor, which produces meals, salads, pizza, bread and desserts for major supermarkets such as Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, says the jobs boost is aimed to meet consumer demand as Covid restrictions ease.

Bakkavor in Tunnel Bank, Bourne (48888112)
Bakkavor in Tunnel Bank, Bourne (48888112)

Donna-Maria Lee, chief people officer at Bakkavor,, said: “At Bakkavor, we’re immensely proud of our people and I would like to thank all our colleagues that have worked so hard during the pandemic to help us maintain food supply to the nation, helping to keep the supermarket shelves stocked at a critical time.

"As we re-emerge from lockdown, we have a wide range of jobs available at a large number of our well-established sites, all offering great career development opportunities.

"It’s important we continue to invest in the communities where we do business and we hope our employment drive will help many families to rebuild their lives after more than a year of lockdown.

Bakkavor in Tunnel Bank, Bourne (48888119)
Bakkavor in Tunnel Bank, Bourne (48888119)

Regionally, Bakkavor is specifically recruiting for 680 jobs across its Lincolnshire sites, with a further 196 roles to be filled in Nottingham, 148 in Kent and 139 in Bo’ness, Scotland. Bakkavor is also looking to employ people in Somerset, Lancashire, Leicestershire, London, Wiltshire and Cheshire.

The breakdown in full is:

  • Bourne 207
  • Newark, Nottinghamshire 196
  • Tilmanstone, Kent 148
  • Boston 144
  • Holbeach 143
  • Bo’ness, West Lothian 139
  • Sutton Bridge 104
  • Spalding 89
  • Highbridge, Somerset 73
  • Leicester 53

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