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TitleLocationContract TypesWorking HoursSalaryRefjob_region_hfiltercontract_type_hfilterjob_sector_hfilter
Savoury Plant Operative
Savoury Plant OperativeSpelter Industrial Estate, MaestegFull-TimeVarious Shift PatternsMinimum Wage structure appliesFSC-JNB-332south-eastfull-timeproduction
BakerSpelter Industrial Estate, MaestegFull-TimeVarious Shift PatternsMinimum Wage structure appliesFSC-JNB-331 south-eastfull-timeproduction
Production Operative
Production OperativeDeeside Industrial ParkFixed Term, Full-Time, Permanent, Part-Time4-day-week, 12 hour shifts£9.88 per hour starting wageFSC-JNB-330north-eastfixed-term full-time-permanent part-timeproduction
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial OfficerMona, AngleseyFull-Time, Permanent40 hours per week£60-70kFSC-JNB-328north-westfull-time-permanentfinance
Bakery Assistant
Bakery AssistantHoreb (Food Centre Wales)Part-TimeVarious Shift PatternsTo be arrangedFSC-JNB-329south-westpart-timepackaging
Shop Floor Operator
Shop Floor OperatorMerthyr TydfilFull-Time, Permanent8am–3pm / 3pm-10pm, Monday to Friday£9.50 per hourFSC-JNB-325south-eastfull-time-permanentpackaging
Kitchen Assistant
Kitchen AssistantAberbargoed, CaerphillyFull-Time, Part-TimeMonday to Friday – 8.30am to 5.30pm£17,000 - £20,000FSC-JNB-326south-eastfull-time part-timefood-manufacturing
Pastry Chef
Pastry ChefAberbargoed, CaerphillyFull-TimeMonday to Friday – 8.30am to 5.30pm£20,000 - £25,000 FSC-JNB-327south-eastfull-timefood-manufacturing
Production Operative - Days
Production Operative – DaysRogerstone, NewportFull-Time, PermanentVarious Shift Patterns£368 per weekFSC-JNB-280south-eastfull-time-permanentproduction
Machine Operative - Food Production (12 hour Rotating Shifts)
Machine Operative – Food Production (12 hour Rotating Shifts)Rogerstone, NewportFull-Time, PermanentVarious Shift PatternsBetween £374 and £414 per weekFSC-JNB-279south-eastfull-time-permanent
Machine Operative – Food Production (Days)
Machine Operative – Food Production (Days)Rogerstone, NewportFull-Time, PermanentVarious Shift Patterns£380 per weekFSC-JNB-278south-eastfull-time-permanentproduction
Industrial Chef – Cooking (12 hour Rotating Shifts Days & Nights)
Industrial Chef – Cooking (12 hour Rotating Shifts Days & Nights)Rogerstone, NewportFull-Time, PermanentVarious Shift PatternsBetween £413 and £453 per weekFSC-JNB-276south-eastfull-time-permanentfood-manufacturing
Production Supervisor
Production SupervisorY FfôrFull-Time, PermanentStarting at £24,000 per year (dependent on experience)FSC-JNB-322north-westfull-time-permanentproduction
Production Operative
Production OperativeBreconFull-TimeRotating Shift PatternFrom £20,000 per yearFSC-JNB-316south-eastfull-timeproduction
Kitchen Assistant
Kitchen AssistantAbergwyngregynFixed Term, Full-Time, Part-Time, Temporary10:00 – 18:00£10.50 an hourFSC-JNB-313north-westfixed-term full-time part-time temporaryretail
Electrical Maintenance Engineer
Electrical Maintenance EngineerLlanidloesFull-Time4 on 4 off£34,000 - £37,000FSC-JNB-312mid-walesfull-timeengineering
Production Operative
Production OperativeLlanidloesFull-Time6.00am starts£10.24phFSC-JNB-311mid-walesfull-timeproduction
Loading Operative
Loading OperativeLlanidloesFull-Time6.00am starts£10.24phFSC-JNB-310mid-walesfull-timewarehouse
PackerLlanidloesFull-Time6.00am starts£10.24phFSC-JNB-309mid-walesfull-timepackaging
Multi-skilled Engineer
Multi-skilled EngineerNewcastle EmlynFull-TimeContinental shifts£30,000.00-£35,000.00 per yearFSC-JNB-308south-westfull-timeengineering
Food Production Operative
Food Production OperativeAbergavennyFixed Term, Full-Time, Part-TimeTBD£10 per hour FSC-JNB-307south-eastfixed-term full-time part-timeproduction
Food Production Operative
Food Production OperativeNewportFull-Time, PermanentVarious Shift Patterns£10.55-£12.50 per hourFSC-JNB-306south-eastfull-time-permanentproduction
Warehouse Operative / 7.5t driver
Warehouse Operative / 7.5t driverNewportFull-Time, PermanentVarious Shift Patterns£11.17 per hourFSC-JNB-305south-eastfull-time-permanentwarehouse
Front of House Staff
Front of House StaffAbergwyngregynFixed Term, Full-Time, Part-Time10:00 – 18:00£10.50 an hourFSC-JNB-304north-westfixed-term full-time part-timeother
Tour Guide
Tour GuideAbergwyngregynFixed Term, Full-Time, Part-Time10:00 – 18:00£10.50 an hourFSC-JNB-303north-westfixed-term full-time part-timeother
Production Operative
Production OperativeTywyn, GwyneddFull-Time, PermanentVaried (days and nights available)£12.08 per hourFSC-JNB-302mid-walesfull-time-permanentproduction
Production Operatives
Production OperativesHaverfordwestFull-Time, Permanent6:00 – 14:00 or 10:00 – 18:00£23,712 – 26,208FSC-JNB-300south-westfull-time-permanentproduction
Despatch Team Leader
Despatch Team LeaderCardiffFull-Time, Permanent8 hour shift weekday A.M & P.M Shift rotation £10.50 - £11.17 an hourFSC-JNB-299south-eastfull-time-permanentlogistics management
Night Hygiene Operative
Night Hygiene OperativePontypoolFull-Time, PermanentFriday to Sunday 8pm - 6am£10.05 per hour + 15% shift allowanceFSC-JNB-298south-eastfull-time-permanentcleaning
Warehouse Operative
Warehouse OperativeCardiffFull-Time, Permanent8 hour shift£10.50 - £11.17 an hourFSC-JNB-297south-eastfull-time-permanentwarehouse
Packing Supervisor
Packing SupervisorCardiffFull-Time, PermanentA.M & P.M Shift rotation £25,000 a yearFSC-JNB-296south-eastfull-time-permanentpackaging
Production Operative
Production OperativeCardiffFull-Time, Permanent8 hour shift, Mon-Fri£9.65-£11.20 per hourFSC-JNB-295south-eastfull-time-permanentproduction
QA Technologist
QA TechnologistBlaenavonFull-Time, Permanent8 hour shift£20,000 - £24,000 a yearFSC-JNB-294south-eastfull-time-permanent
Process Technologist
Process TechnologistPontypoolFull-Time, Permanent8 hour shift£23,000 - £25,000 a yearFSC-JNB-293south-eastfull-time-permanentfood-technology
Production Packing Process Roles
Production Packing Process RolesCardiffFull-Time, PermanentVarious Shift Patterns£10.50-£11.17 per hourFSC-JNB-292south-eastfull-time-permanentpackaging
Technical Operator PM Shift
Technical Operator PM ShiftBlaenavonFull-TimeMon-Fri, 2.30pm to 10.30pm£11.17 an hour plus 10% shift allowance FSC-JNB-291south-eastfull-timetechnical
Hygiene Operative Industrial Cleaning
Hygiene Operative Industrial CleaningPontypoolPart-TimeFriday & Saturday - 8pm - 6am£10.05 per hour + 15% shift allowanceFSC-JNB-290south-eastpart-timecleaning
Multi Skilled Operative (Key Operative) PM Shift
Multi Skilled Operative (Key Operative) PM ShiftBlaenavonFull-Time, Permanent2.30pm to 10.30pm, Mon-Fri£10.72 an hourFSC-JNB-289south-eastfull-time-permanent
Working Line Leader AM Shift
Working Line Leader AM ShiftBlaenavonFull-Time, PermanentMon-Fri AM shift 6.30am - 2.30pmFrom £25,000 per yearFSC-JNB-288south-eastfull-time-permanent
Training Officer
Training OfficerBlaenavonFull-Time, PermanentPM shift 2.30pm - 10.30pm £22,000 - £24,000 a yearFSC-JNB-287south-eastfull-time-permanentother
Production Operatives PM Shift
Production Operatives PM ShiftBlaenavonFull-Time, PermanentPM shift 2.30pm - 10.30pmFrom £9.06 an hourFSC-JNB-286south-eastfull-time-permanentproduction
HR Administrator
HR AdministratorBlaenavonFull-Time8 Hours Mon-Fri£20,000 a yearFSC-JNB-285south-eastfull-timehr
Production Operative
Production OperativeNewtown, PowysFull-Time6:45am – 3:30pm£10.00 per hourFSC-JNB-284mid-walesfull-timeproduction
QA – Food Production (Nights)
QA – Food Production (Nights)Rogerstone, NewportFull-Time, PermanentVarious Shift Patterns£450 per weekFSC-JNB-283south-eastfull-time-permanent
QA – Food Production (Days)
QA – Food Production (Days)Rogerstone, NewportFull-Time, PermanentVarious Shift Paterns£400 per weekFSC-JNB-282south-eastfull-time-permanent
Production Operative - Nights
Production Operative – NightsRogerstone, NewportFull-Time, PermanentVarious Shift Patterns£425 per weekFSC-JNB-281south-eastfull-time-permanentproduction
Sales & Marketing Knowledge Transfer Affiliate (HELIX)
Sales & Marketing Knowledge Transfer Affiliate (HELIX)CaerphillyFixed Term, Full-TimeFull-time£25,627 per annum + benefitsFSC-JNB-275south-eastfixed-term full-time
Sales & Marketing Knowledge Transfer Affiliate (HELIX)
Sales & Marketing Knowledge Transfer Affiliate (HELIX)LlanrwstFixed Term, Full-TimeFull-time£25,627 per annum + benefitsFSC-JNB-274north-westfixed-term full-time
Electrical Engineer / Maintenance Engineer
Electrical Engineer / Maintenance EngineerHaverfordwestFull-Time48 hours per week£ Depending on ExperienceFSC-JNB-272south-westfull-timeengineering
Abattoir Worker
Abattoir WorkerHaverfordwestFull-Time40 hours per week£ Depending on ExperienceFSC-JNB-273south-westfull-timeprimary-processing
Production Operative
Production OperativeCaernarfonFull-Time, Permanent07.00am – 15.30pm£9.50 p/hFSC-JNB-271north-westfull-time-permanent
Production, Packing, and Hygiene Operatives
Production, Packing, and Hygiene OperativesWrexham / CoedpoethFull-Time, Permanent4 on 4 off (Days) - 05:45-18:00 hrs; 4 on 4 off (Nights) - 17:45-06:00hrs£20,434.05 p/a - 22,747.73 paFSC-JNB-267north-eastfull-time-permanentproduction
Food Production Operative
Food Production OperativeAbergavennyFixed Term, Full-Time, Part-TimeVarious Shift Patterns£10 per hourFSC-JNB-264south-eastfixed-term full-time part-timeproduction
Hygiene Operative
Hygiene OperativeBalaFull-Time4on – 4off 12-hour shifts.£10.00FSC-JNB-265mid-wales north-westfull-timecleaning
Production Operative
Production OperativeBalaFull-Time4on – 4off 12-hour shifts.£10.00FSC-JNB-266mid-wales north-westfull-timeproduction
Electrical Engineer
Electrical EngineerLlanidloesFull-Time12 hour shifts 4 x 4 5.00 – 17.00£36KFSC-JNB-263mid-walesfull-timeengineering
Production Operatives
Production OperativesLlanidloesFull-TimeMonday to Friday 6.00am startStarting at £10.03phFSC-JNB-261mid-walesfull-timeproduction
Multi-skilled Engineer
Multi-skilled EngineerLlanidloesFull-Time, Permanent12 hour shifts 4 x 4 5.00 – 17.00£36KFSC-JNB-262mid-walesfull-time-permanentengineering
Machine Operators
Machine OperatorsLlansantffraidFull-Time, PermanentDay shift 05:30 - 18:00, Night Shift 17:30 - 06:00 (2 Days, 2 Nights, 4 off)£23,000 - £26,000 Per YearFSC-JNB-260north-eastfull-time-permanentproduction
Bakery Assistant
Bakery AssistantWrexhamFull-Time, Part-Time37.5 hours per week£10 per hourFSC-JNB-259north-eastfull-time part-timeproduction
Apprentice Fishmonger/Blockman
Apprentice Fishmonger/BlockmanCardiffApprenticeship, Full-Time, Permanent7am to 4pm Monday to FridayNMW+FSC-JNB-258south-eastapprenticeship full-time-permanentretail
Production Operatives – Day and Night Shifts
Production Operatives – Day and Night ShiftsTywyn, GwyneddFull-Time, PermanentVarious Shift Patterns£10.20phFSC-JNB-255mid-wales north-westfull-time-permanentproduction
Forklift Truck Drivers
Forklift Truck DriversKnightonFull-Time, Permanent4 on 4 off 12-hour shifts Starting £10.50 to £12.00 depending on job locationFSC-JNB-241mid-walesfull-time-permanentwarehouse
Production Operatives - Hello Fresh Evenings
Production Operatives – Hello Fresh EveningsLlangefni, AngleseyFull-Time, Permanent1pm to 10pm£10.37 p/hFSC-JNB-249north-westfull-time-permanentproduction
Primary Operatives (Abbatoir)
Primary Operatives (Abbatoir)Llangefni, AngleseyFull-Time, Permanent5:30-14:30£10.37 p/hFSC-JNB-251north-westfull-time-permanentprimary-processing
Amber Food Operatives
Amber Food OperativesLlangefni, Ynys MônFull-Time, Permanent05:45 to 14:45£8.91 p/hFSC-JNB-252north-westfull-time-permanentpackaging
ACM Matchill Production Operatives
ACM Matchill Production OperativesLlangefni, AngleseyFull-Time, Permanent7.45am to 4.45pm£9.61 p/hFSC-JNB-250north-westfull-time-permanentproduction
Production Operator
Production OperatorKnightonFull-Time, Permanent4 on 4 off 12-hour shifts Starting £12.00 per hourFSC-JNB-242mid-walesfull-time-permanentproduction
Quality Assurance Assistant
Quality Assurance AssistantPwllheliFull-Time, Permanent7.45am-4.15pm Mon-Thurs; 7.45am-3.30pm Friday£24,000-£26,000 per yearFSC-JNB-219north-westfull-time-permanent
Production Supervisor
Production SupervisorFlintFull-Time, Permanent4 on 4 off 12 hour shifts Starting salary £25,000 to £28,000 per annumFSC-JNB-217north-eastfull-time permanent
Production Operative – Nights
Production Operative – NightsFlintFull-Time, Permanent4 on 4 off (12 hour shifts), working 19:00 - 07:00£9.95 – £11.85 dependent on the roleFSC-JNB-200north-eastfull-time-permanent
Production Operative
Production OperativeFlintFull-Time, Permanent4 on 4 off (12 hour shifts), working 07:00 to 19:00 £9.95 – £11.85 per hour dependent on the roleFSC-JNB-199north-eastfull-time-permanent
Meatroom Operator
Meatroom OperatorBedwasTemporaryShift PatternFrom £9.07 per hourFSC-JNB-192south-easttemporary
Hygiene Operator
Hygiene OperatorBedwasTemporaryShift Pattern£8.91 per hourFSC-JNB-191south-easttemporary
Production / Packing Operator
Production / Packing OperatorBedwasTemporaryShift Pattern£8.91-£10.29 per hourFSC-JNB-190south-easttemporary
Multi Skilled Operative 1
Multi Skilled Operative 1BlaenavonShift Pattern£9.36 per hourFSC-JNB-178south-east
Warehouse Operative
Warehouse OperativeBlaenavonFixed Term (3 months)Sunday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Saturday, 10 hours shifts£9.06 - £10.13 per hourFSC-JNB-177south-eastfixed-term-3-months
Yard Operative
Yard OperativeBlaenavon40 hours between Monday to Friday£9.06 - £10.13 per hourFSC-JNB-176south-east
Production Operatives
Production OperativesBlaenavonShift Pattern£9.06 per hourFSC-JNB-175south-east
Bottling Hall Operative
Bottling Hall OperativeAbergwyngregynPermanent8am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday£9.50 p/hFSC-JNB-180north-westpermanent
Food Production Operative
Food Production OperativePontyclunFull-Time, Part-TimeShifts between 7am and 7pm£9.50 per hour (NMW/NLW during induction)FSC-JNB-174south-eastfull-time part-time
Junior Development Chef
Junior Development ChefBreconFixed Term (12 months)8am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday £18k - £20kFSC-JNB-108mid-walesfixed-term-12-months
Various Positions – Fixed Term
Various Positions – Fixed TermAbergwyngregynFixed TermVariable£9.50 an hourFSC-JNB-98north-westfixed-term
Team leader / Supervisor operations
Team leader / Supervisor operationsLlantarnam Full-TimeTBC£453.46 per weekFSC-JNB-91south-eastfull-time
Machine Operator
Machine OperatorLlantarnam Full-TimeShift Pattern£437.51 per weekFSC-JNB-88south-eastfull-time
Quality Assurance Technologist
Quality Assurance TechnologistBreconFull-TimeShift Pattern TBCFSC-JNB-81mid-walesfull-time
Packers 6am – 2pm
Packers 6am – 2pmCorwenFull-TimeMonday to Friday 6am – 2pm£8.72FSC-JNB-76north-eastfull-time
Packers 10pm – 6am
Packers 10pm – 6amCorwenFull-TimeSunday to Thursday 10pm – 6am£10.29 per hour going up to £10.81 after 12 weeksFSC-JNB-75north-eastfull-time
Packers 2pm-10pm
Packers 2pm-10pmCorwenFull-TimeMonday to Friday 2pm – 10pm£9.42 per hour going up to £9.77 after 12 weeksFSC-JNB-77north-eastfull-time
Quality Assurance Operative
Quality Assurance OperativeLlangefniFull-Time, Permanent3pm – 12am (Tuesday to Sunday)£10.16FSC-JNB-7north-westfull-time-permanent
Shop & Retail Assistant
Shop & Retail AssistantAberystwyth40 hours per week£ National Minimum WageFSC-JNB-29mid-walesretail
Production Operative
Production OperativeLlangefniFull-Time, PermanentVarious full-time shift patterns; 7am – 4pm, Monday – Friday 6am – 3pm, Tuesday – Saturday 3pm – Midnight, Monday – Friday£9.61 to £10.16FSC-JNB-6north-westfull-time-permanent
General Operative
General OperativeCross HandsFull-Time, PermanentShift pattern: Various shifts available£8.72 to £10 per hour dependent on experienceFSC-JNB-9south-westfull-time-permanent
General Bakery Assistant
General Bakery AssistantAberystwyth40 hours per week. Monday – Friday shifts (occasional overtime and weekend hours may be required during busy periods)£ National Minimum WageFSC-JNB-28mid-wales

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