Avara Foods to open Telford site to public for open day

One of the UK’s biggest poultry processors, Avara Foods, will open its doors for an open day this Saturday (January 25), hoping to entice young professionals to join its ranks.

The business supplies its chicken, turkey and duck products to several national supermarket and restaurant chains but is looking for fresh talent.

Avara Foods was established in 2018 as a joint venture between Cargill and Faccenda, the company operates a fully-integrated supply chain across agriculture, processing and distribution, and employs around 7,000 people.

The Telford site, where the open day will take place, is one of the company’s main processing facilities and employs more than 1,200 people.

On the day, visitors can expect tours of the state-of-the-art factory with its advanced manufacturing technology, a chance to taste some of the delicious products produced on-site, and the opportunity to meet with staff.

The day will also give locals the chance to learn about the range of jobs available at the site and career progression at Avara.

Career opportunities

There are opportunities at all levels of the business, with clear development paths for every function giving career opportunities into senior positions:

  • Engineering: Level 3 Apprenticeship with a starting pay rate of £8.70 and development to qualified multi-skilled engineer;
  • Manufacturing: Production operator with a path to management and process and leadership qualifications;
  • Technical: Quality operative to quality auditor linked to apprentice standards;
  • Logistics: Warehouse operative with opportunities such as forklift truck operation and drivers.

Graham Clempner, site manager at Avara Foods, Telford, said: “We’re excited to welcome people to our site and showcase the opportunities we offer as a local employer.

“Whether you’re looking for a new position with a thriving national company or just want to find out more about Avara Foods and what we do here, everyone is welcome.”

The open day will be taking place at Avara Foods, Hortonwood 60, TF1 7GL on Saturday, January 25 between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Those wishing to attend can drop in any time throughout the event.

Anyone planning to attend should call: 01952-675-164 or email: [email protected] to register interest.