Kickstart - Food Production Workers

Job details
Posting date: 23 September 2021
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 31 October 2021
Location: Sevenoaks, Kent, TN145EL
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000311478

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Jardox Ltd

The role of Food Production Worker is open to anyone. Whilst formal qualifications are not required, we are looking for you to have a positive outlook, a willingness to learn and work hard. We operate 2 shifts. Our day shift works from Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:30 and our back shift works 16:30 to 23:30. 40 Hours for the day shift and 34 for the back shift.

We produce a wide range of high quality culinary pastes and seasoning blends which are ready for retail sales in supermarkets and online. We also produce many products which are used by our manufacturing customers as ingredients in producing ready meals, soups and meat glazes for example.

Depending which of our teams you were allocated to, you would be involved with producing our products to the required standard and quality, also for ensuring production is efficient and ensuring the required volumes are produced in the time set. You would be involved in selecting the required ingredients for each recipe and loading these into our mixing vessels for packing off once the production process was completed. Alternatively, you may be in a team whose role is to pack our products into the various different types of packaging we offer our customers. This can be anything from 2 grams up to 25 kilos.

To achieve this, you would receive comprehensive on the job training, and you would always be supported by the more experienced colleagues in your team. We would always welcome any suggestions you might have which you feel would improve our processes or methods.

There will be the opportunity to learn about and gain experience in food safety, basic food hygiene, teamwork skills, computer skills, performance reporting and workplace health and safety.

Assuming you have progressed satisfactorily, after the 6-month placement there will be the opportunity for you to become a technician or apprentice within Jardox on our permanent staff, or you may wish to use the work experience you have gained to move to another employer.

While formal qualifications are not necessary, and we do not expect you to have all the skills when you join us. We are looking for you to have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn together with the ability to work well with the rest of your team.

Day shift 08:00 to 16:30 with a half hour unpaid lunch break. Back shift 16:30 to 23:30 with a 30 minute break 20 minutes of which are paid. Both shifts are Monday to Friday.


Wraparound training support for young people on the Kickstart scheme with the KFE:

Specifically designed in partnership with Kent businesses, the Kickstart wraparound training
programme supports young people to help develop skills to make a positive impact in the
workplace and enhance their future career prospects.

Working with businesses, the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce and DWP, the Kent Further Education Colleges, as local training experts, can offer the support Employers and their Kickstart employee need to make the scheme successful.

The programme will give the young person the opportunity to enhance their skills and
employability through both online and hopefully group workshops, during their placement:

1 Initial meeting at the start of employment to assess the young person’s training and support needs
Approx. 1 ½ hours via online meeting platform with the candidate, employer and the College.

Information, advice & guidance
Hopes, fears, aspirations and goals
Holistic needs self-assessment, including health and wellbeing
English, maths and ICT skills check
Identification of potential learning and support needs

2 Two-day workshop mid-way through
Potentially delivered face to face and if possible, in small groups.

Reflections so far
CV support and application techniques
Interview preparation
Employability skills development
Careers guidance and action planning

3 Evaluation and feedback at the end of the programme
Approx. 1 ½ hours via online meeting platform with the candidate, employer and the College

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