Due to our successful and expanding business, we often have the need to take on more great people. If you think you have what it takes to be part of the County Foods Team, then please send your CV, fill in one of our application forms and send a covering letter indicating your main areas of interest (production, sales, clerical, accounts, driving) and current salary to

Sue Sillett- HR Manager HR@countyfoods.co.uk or post to

County Foods Ltd,
Unit 1-3,
Fleets Industrial Estate,
Willis Way,
BH15 3SU

Current Jobs

  • Production Operatives (various shifts available) - Permanent Full Time - More Details - Apply Now

    Location: Poole, BH15 3SU

    Type: Permanent Full Time

    Salary: £ Negotiable according to experience


    Due to continued expansion, we are looking to fill DAY, AFTERNOON and NIGHT SHIFT ROLES within our production department (no split shifts).

    DAY SHIFT: 47 hours over 6 days per week, Monday to Saturday, 7 am start.
    FTERNOON SHIFT: 45 hours over 5 days per week, Monday to Friday, 2 pm to midnight.
    NIGHT SHIFT: 48 hours over 6 nights per week, Sunday to Friday from 10 pm to 7 am.

    • Picking produce from fridges, freezers and other storage areas
    • Packing and accurate labelling of produce
    • Assisting with loading delivery vans
    • Cleaning of production areas, including machinery within the butchery dept.
    • Cleaning designated internal / external areas

    Successful candidates will:
    • Work to a high standard, paying attention to detail
    • Be able to work on their own as well as part of a team
    • Be physically fit as the work is demanding
    • Ideally have experience of working within a food production environment

    It is essential that candidates have a good level of both written and spoken English as all employees are required to accurately complete paperwork associated with their duties.

    • Opportunity for career progression
    • 28 Days holiday plus long service days
    • Significant discount on products
    • Free off street parking

    Please state clearly whether your interest relates to DAY, AFTERNOON or NIGHT SHIFT. For night shift roles, previous experience would be an advantage.

    If you feel you have the skills and experience required, please apply by forwarding your CV together with your contact details.

  • Apprentice Butcher - Permanent Full Time - More Details - Apply Now

    Location: Poole, BH15 3SU

    Type: Permanent Full Time

    Department: Production

    Salary: £ Negotiable according to experience


    As an apprentice you will learn the skills required to perform the duties of a butcher including knife training, dicing, boning and rolling joints.  Working alongside skilled butchers you will have the opportunity to learn on the job whilst gaining formal qualifications.


    Working in partnership with M.E.A.T.S. Ipswich Ltd, County Foods a successful, fast growing Catering Butchers is focused on the development of their own people, from Apprentice through to Shift Manager.  Working 37 – 42 Hours per week over 5/6 days (Mon – Sat).


    All aspects of butchery work will be covered during your training.  Formal accredited training will be provided on site by our butchery training specialists M.E.A.T.S. Ipswich.  On successful completion of the training, the apprentice will receive the Certificate for Proficiency in Meats and Poultry Industry skills (Level 2).


    The work is varied, during which you will learn many aspects of the wholesale butchery trade e.g. preparation of both fresh and frozen produce,  knife skills, use of machinery and equipment, Health & Safety, Food Hygiene, picking, packing, assisting with deliveries and cleaning.  Your qualification will be attained through a structured training plan which involves both ‘hands-on’ preparation / butchery of various produce to customer specific requirements and completion of ‘workbooks’ / assignments issued by the Company’s training provider, M.E.A.T.S. Ipswich.


     We are looking for people who:

         - are keen to learn all aspects of the butchery trade,

         - are reliable and hardworking, 

         - enjoy practical hands-on work,

         - are of clean and tidy presentation.


    You need to:

         - be able to work within a team, 

         - pay attention to detail and work to targets / schedules

         - be a good listener and communicator.  

         - have good numeracy and literacy skills


     Although no formal qualifications are required, it is an advantage to have GCSE G+ or equivalent.

  • Butchers - All Shifts - Permanent Full Time - More Details - Apply Now

    Location: Poole, BH15 3SU

    Type: Permanent Full Time

    Salary: £ Negotiable, according to experience


    As a successful, fast growing Catering Butchers, County Foods are currently seeking highly skilled butchers to prepare custom-made orders on all shifts.  Reporting to either a Shift Supervisor or Manager you will be responsible for preparing bespoke orders on a butcher’s block within a team of between 7 and 14 production personnel who will work with you in a traditional butchery, shift based factory environment.

    THE ROLE – as an experienced Butcher you will prepare fresh and frozen meats to a high standard, to individual customer specifications for supply to both retailers and the catering trade.

    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE will have originally trained or completed an apprenticeship as a Butcher.  You will be both talented and enthusiastic about butchery and ideally have previously worked in fresh meat production for catering establishments.  We are looking for candidates who are both; ambitious and prepared to go the extra mile in order to deliver exceptional service to our customers.

    Negotiable, according to experience.

    Day shift:           48 hours per week, worked over 6 days, Monday to Saturday
    Afternoon shift:  45 hours per week, worked over 5 days, Monday to Friday
    Night shift:         48 hours per week, worked over 6 nights, Sunday to Friday

    - Stakeholder Pension (after three months’ qualifying service)
    - Free Parking
    - Generous staff discount
    - 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays plus long service days

    Should you feel that you have the skills required to fill this role, please apply by forwarding a copy of your CV together with a covering letter.

    NOTE:  To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.


  • Butcher Shop Assistant - Saturdays 7:30 am - 1:30 pm - Permanent Part Time - More Details - Apply Now

    Location: Poole, BH15 3SU

    Type: Permanent Part Time

    Salary: £ Negotiable


    Due to an increase in trade at our busy Saturday shop, we require an enthusiastic Shop Assistant to serve our ever-increasing volume of customers.  You will work as part of a team in serving and accepting payment from the general public for purchase/s of fresh and frozen produce.  We are seeking an individual with confident communication skills who is focused on delivering exceptional customer service. Previous experience in retail would be an advantage.

    Duties as detailed in the job description below:


    Reporting to:       Shop Supervisor.
    Hours of work:    
    6 hours per week, worked on:  Saturday morning:  7:30 am to 1:30 pm

    General Nature of job:
    To courteously serve customers with both fresh and frozen products ensuring that both customer satisfaction and exceptional service is maintained at all times.

    Key tasks and responsibilities
    • Courteously serving customers visiting our premises for the purchase of freshly prepared meat and frozen produce.
    • Following up and passing on enquiries received from customers for produce not on display ensuring customer satisfaction is maintained where ever possible.
    • Packing produce and processing payments accurately.
    • Re-stocking display cabinets as required, clearing stock and washing down display cabinets at the end of the day.
    • To be aware, adhere to and understand Food Hygiene regulations and personal safety procedures.
    • To accurately complete any paperwork associated with your duties.
    • To establish professional working relationships with other team members and customers of the shop.
    • To work on own initiative with accuracy and commitment.
    • To include, any reasonable instruction given to you by your supervisor or management. 

    If you feel that you have the skills required for this role, please apply by forwarding your CV including details of relevant experience to hr@countyfoods.co.uk


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County Foods Ltd., Units 1-3,
Fleets Industrial Estate, Willis Way, Poole, Dorset, BH15 3SU