Bakery Operative


Job Title: Bakery Operative

Company: The Compleat Food Group

Location: Wrights Pies, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6XQ

Salary: £13.14p/h 

About Us: At The Compleat Food Group, we're always raising the savoury bar and crafting delicious ready meals, super savoury foods and succulent sweet treats that delight taste buds across the nation. Based at our Wrights Pies Factory in Crewe, Cheshire we're looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our savoury squad as Bakery Operators. If you've got a knack for fast-paced food production, a keen eye for detail, and a love for all things pastry, then you might just be the perfect filling for our team!

Job Description: As a Bakery Operative, you will play a pivotal role in our fast-paced food production environment, ensuring the seamless operation of our Ready-Meal production lines. You will be responsible for maintaining the highest standards of efficiency, quality, and hygiene while adhering to strict safety protocols.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain production line equipment efficiently to meet daily production targets.
  • Conduct regular quality checks to ensure adherence to product specifications and regulatory standards.
  • Work with raw meat and ingredients, following stringent hygiene practices to prevent contamination.
  • Monitor critical control points (CCPs) to uphold food safety and quality standards.
  • Lift and handle ingredients and finished products, weighing up to 25kg, with care and attention to safety.
  • Collaborate with team members to troubleshoot and resolve any production issues promptly.
  • Uphold a culture of excellence and continuous improvement, actively contributing to raising the bar in production standards.
  • Adhere to a Monday – Friday shift pattern, working full-time from 5:00 am to 1:00 pm. 


  • Good written and spoken English skills to effectively communicate with team members and supervisors.
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced factory environment, ideally within the food industry.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work efficiently under pressure.
  • Physical ability to lift and handle weights up to 25kg safely.
  • Familiarity with operating and maintaining production line equipment is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of critical control points (CCPs) and food safety regulations is preferred.

Benefits to Include:

  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Early finishes at 1pm 
  • Enhanced rates for all overtime
  • Free Parking
  • Sink your teeth into discounts with our online and high-street retailer discount scheme and benefits portal.
  • Take care of yourself with our employee well-being and community support groups, ensuring you're as happy and healthy as can be.
  • Join us in spreading sweetness with charity initiatives and team events that'll warm your heart.
  • 24/7 access to Grocery Aid
  • Rise through the ranks with informal and formal training and career development opportunities through our individual online LMS portal.
  • Secure your future with our company pension plan

At The Compleat Food Group, we're more than just a food company. We believe in creating a culture where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered to bring their unique flavours to the table. Join us, and together, we'll be number one for culture.

Recruitment Note: We have an active and trusted Preferred Supplier List to assist us if required. We do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies.

If you're available immediately and ready to take the next step in your career and become a part of something truly special at The Compleat Food Group, apply now!