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Newmarket - General Operative

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Date: 19-Mar-2023

Location: Newmarket, C

Company: Kerry

Expression of Interest 


Kerry, Newmarket is home to one of our Dairy sites in the South West of Ireland in Co Cork. Our Consumer Foods and Taste & Nutrition plants are located on the site and form an integral part of the overall Dairy business for the Group.

Throughout the year we have recruitment campaigns for General Operatives to work in various areas of the factory, due to the seasonality of our products they are generally a fixed term/seasonal contract.

Please note – you are registering your interest to work at Kerry Newmarket, we will be in touch as soon as our next recruitment campaign starts.

The team operate a shift pattern of 2 week rotating shifts of 6am – 6pm and 6pm – 6am over a 7 day rota.

Rates of pay are competitive and include additional pay for nights and weekends.

In this role you will work as part of a team in the Production areas, you will be responsible for quality control of ingredients and products as well as the health and safety of yourself, colleagues, customers and consumers.

You should be able to work as part of a team and have good problem-solving skills. Ideally you will have basic food hygiene experience and have worked in a food environment before. You must also have fluency in English and good verbal and written communication skills.

Kerry Group is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications from all members of the community.

What’s in it for you?

Permanent contract with career progression opportunities

Optional overtime opportunities at enhanced hourly rates

Matched pension scheme (4%-10%)


About the Kerry Dairy Ireland Business

Kerry Group’s UK & Ireland dairy related businesses includes Dairy Ingredients, Dairy Nutritional Ingredients, Dairy Consumer Foods and Agribusiness. With a revenue in excess of €1bn per year, it is one of the world’s leading dairy businesses. With our strong dairy heritage and deep-rooted connection to our 3,000 milk suppliers, right through to our portfolio of innovative and high-quality brands, the dairy business has a unique and compelling proposition for both consumers and our customers.

Our dairy business has a diversified portfolio of dairy, nutritional ingredients and market leading dairy brands and its vertically integrated dairy processing ensures the highest quality, sustainably produced 1.2bn litres of milk for our dairy, nutritional ingredients and consumer foods business – a key consideration among some of our largest customers across the globe.

We have an unrivalled dairy consumer brands portfolio coupled with a track record in innovation underpinned by technology and science. We manufacture and market our own leading butter, dairy and plant spreads brands: Dairygold, Low Low, Pure and Golden Cow. We are the largest supplier of Private Label dairy spreads, supplying all major retailers in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. Our cheese brands compete in children’s cheese snacks (Attack-a-Snak), natural cheese (block, slices and grated), and in processed cheese segments and our leading cheese brands include Strings & Things, Coleraine and Charleville Cheese. Through our multi-geographical presence (UK, Ireland and Western Europe) we have a deep consumer insight which is a key component of the business.

In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.

Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit.  We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other