A two-week intensive training course for a production operative is now available under the Bridge to Employment programme.
The training course will introduce you to the basic skills needed to work as a production operative, including:
- health and safety
- manual handling
- selecting, checking and packing primal cuts
- standard operating procedures for online packing
The training programme has been developed by the Department for the Economy and WD Meats.
The training will take place at:WD Meats
Lower Newmills Road
When in training you:
- will retain your benefits
- may be eligible for child care allowance
- will be reimbursed weekly travel expenses, limited to the cheapest cost of using public transport
If you successfully finish the training, you will be interviewed for a permanent job.
Who is eligible
Previous experience is not needed but you should meet the following criteria:
- be 18 years old or over
- hard working and committed
- able to work in a team
- ability to follow set procedures and work at a fast pace
The selection process for a training place will include an information day and an interview.
How to apply
To apply online, go to JobCentre online.
Application forms are also available from your local Jobs and Benefits Office.
Completed forms must be returned to any Jobs and Benefits Office before
4.00 pm on Thursday 24 January.
You will need to include the reference no 1403475 on your application form.
If you wish to take part in the training, the following dates are important:
|21 January||Applications close|
|4 February||Information day and interviews|
|11 February||Training starts|
|22 February||Training ends|
If you successfully complete the training, you will be interviewed for a job with WD Meats.
Successful candidates will be part of a busy team carrying out various tasks within the department. You will be offered training and development to maximise your potential within the company .
Positions are available in the following areas:
- slaughter hall processor
- scales and scanner operators
- quality controller
- IT technicians
- value added room technicians
- retails processors
- despatch operative
Hours of work
Your normal hours of work are 32 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Your actual times of work will vary according to the needs of the business but will generally be between 7.00 am to 5.00 pm as work load varies.
Wages, holidays and benefits
You will receive £7.83 plus production bonus.
You will be entitled to 20 days holiday plus eight bank holidays and be part of the Company Pension Scheme.
WD Meats has facilities to carry out every aspect of meat processing under one roof - slaughtering, boning, packing and dispatch - giving them complete control over all stages of production.
For more information on this opportunity or the Bridge to Employment programme, contact the Department for the Economy – Bridge to Employment.