Salads Manufacturing Site, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 1DR

The Organisation

We are a private family owned, Yorkshire business with our ‘roots’ firmly in the fresh produce trade. Our organisation is fast-paced, exciting, and dynamic. Due to rapid successful growth our organisation is constantly offering new and exciting opportunities.

The Team

With our abundance of ingredients and expertise with vegetables, in our onsite kitchen, we are continuously working with our customers to develop new products for the market.
Troy Foods have a dedicated New Product Development (NPD) team, who are constantly developing new product lines to meet customer needs and expectations. They can work with existing recipes to match or improve them, meeting your specific requirements. The team also spend time researching the food markets to develop brand new products to launch to the food industry.
We have experience in developing products for a range of food types - from dressed salads; such as coleslaw, potato salad, pasta salad; and also mayonnaise, dips, dressings and vegetable tray bakes.
On average, the combined efforts and contributions of all departments of the business develop and successfully launch over 50 new products each year.

We encourage customers to visit our New Product Development and state of the art factories and, if they wish, take an active role in developing their own products together with our knowledgeable NPD team.

In other words…………
Our team consisting of Paul (our giant ex chef), Emilia (our Polish YouTube star) and Emma (youngest but Queen who must be obeyed); all headed up by Lisa (a 40 something cat lady from Rochdale) work very hard at eating out, shopping a lot for food and reading foodie magazines so they can develop nice pretty products.
If it is a Friday the rules are they most probably will contain alcohol and be unhealthy!
If you visit us you will have lots of fun and we will probably get some products developed eventually.
Remember we a veg experts, there is not much we haven’t done with a potato!

The Role

If you are equally as passionate about food, new innovative ingredients and products, have a excellent sense of humour and want to GROW your career with the best food manufacturer in Yorkshire, then this is the team for you. This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly growing organisation who are pushing the boundaries of innovation in their sector.

In this role you’ll work closely with the NPD Technologists and Head of NPD developing samples for customers throughout the UK and Ireland. You will ensuring your attention to detail is second to none, checking recipes stringently for the correct weight and double checking the final product looks, tastes and smells good.
You will be responsible for the packaging of samples to customers and ensuring they arrive on time in the designated manner (chilled). You will grab the ingredients from the factory to ensure you can make the samples and products up on time. You will cook, clean and have project work alongside your daily duties to ensure you are kept entertained and your creative juices flowing.
This role will be for the duration of your course of the first year, and provided your performance and the business grows sufficiently there may be an opportunity for this to become permanent after this time frame with further development and investment in training for you. You will get involved in taste-testing, specification writing and being all creative. This is a very creative and science based role so excellent for those school leavers wanting to join a rapidly expanding and invested in business.

You will have a sense of humour, be hard working and passionate about food. We are looking for someone who will be flexible to the business demands and offer competitive package and excellent training and development prospects tailored to your experience and development needs.
We will look for a minimum of a GCSE in maths and English and ideally a GCSE in a science related subject. Interest in food is a must and it would be desirable if you drove / had your own car and a food / nutrition qualification.
So, if you are looking for your next career move in a fast paced environment, then we we’d love to hear from you.

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Career Progression/Post apprenticeship
Upon completion, if candidate has proven to be good then this will lead to a permanent role of a NPD Assistant with a wage of around £17k for the year. Role will be very similar but the advantage is it is permanent and an increased wage.

Hours of work

Days Monday to Friday 8-5. Start times will vary through the Summer and Winter as we go in and out of peak seasons. Overtime required in peak seasons.

Days / shift details

This role is to work Monday - Friday , however overtime may be required on weekends.

Pay details

£3.85 per hour with view to raise to £4.10 after 3 months.
May increase by more if the individual shows potential and willingness to learn.
Alternative would be to a pay increase is to offer a benefit i.e. paid travel or contributions to travel pay if the candidate does not drive.
Half hour for lunch unpaid. Two 15 minute breaks paid

Contract information

28 days holiday per year including bank holidays.
3% pension after 3 months.
12 month contract

Advert disclaimer

Please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.