The dairy company have launched a campaign to recruit up to 300 additional ‘key workers’ to help manufacture and deliver essential dairy produce. Hannah Binns and Mollie Leach report.
Recent weeks has seen the supply chain divert food into retail following the decline of the food service sector amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which has increased consumer demand for dairy products.
While Müller has raised its total output, demand is expected to remain high, and with some workers absent due to Government self-isolation measures, the company has created vacancies nationwide to alleviate pressures on existing staff and ensure continued supply of goods.
Delivery drivers, dairy technicians, factory operators, packaging operatives and garage mechanics have been listed on the company’s vacancy website and new employees will be given the appropriate training, depending on experience, as well as a range of employment benefits.
Chief executive office at Müller yogurt & desserts, Bergen Merey, said: “Dairy is the cornerstone of Britain’s food industry, so our products and supply chain have a major role to play in helping to feed the nation. This is no longer simply a duty, this is now an obligation.
“We are part of an entrepreneurial, progressive and vibrant family-run business, and people are crucial to our success.
“Our message is simple, if you’re available and have the necessary skills and qualifications, then we’d love to hear from you.”
Jon Jenkins, chief executive officer at Müller milk & ingredients, said: “Milk is found in 96 per cent of Britain’s fridges and at this time of national crisis, ensuring the nutritional benefits of fresh milk are available to every household in the UK is galvanising our whole business.
“If you are currently out of work temporarily or permanently, we would love to talk to you about a role at Müller.”
Anyone interested can apply at mullercareers.co.uk/
The UK’s largest milk and grocery doorstep delivery service, Milk & More, has also launched a large-scale recruitment drive as 25,000 new customers rushed to sign up to the service during the COVID-19 lockdown.
It comes as food delivery and digital subscription services have witnessed an unprecedented surge in sales with consumers forced to stay at home, which has prompted farm businesses across the country to innovate their selling strategies.
New recruits will help the company deliver essential food and household items, including eggs, bread, cheese, organic fruit and vegetables, as well as milk in reusable glass bottles.
Milk & More chief executive Patrick Muller said: “We have never had such an important role as we do now in this current health crisis.
“Our customers are our number one priority, and they are relying on us delivering to them more now than ever before, which is why it is absolutely crucial that we look to increase our workforce.”
More information can be found at www.milkandmore.co.uk/