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Direct Table Foods

Saxham Business Park,, Little Saxham,, Bury St. Edmunds,, IP28 6RX
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In a highly competitive world, Direct Table Foods has successfully grown to become one of the largest bacon and gammon processors in the UK with a rich heritage and strong vision.

Our strength is in our people – from first QC receipt through to our curing 'craftsmen' with their wealth of experience of speciality and hand curing processes, the efficiency, quality & focus of our production team; to the tenacity of our logistics crew - all supported by our technical and commercial teams with their wealth of market and consumer knowledge.

Manufacturing

Our state of the art 135,000 sq.ft. purpose built factory has been designed to produce rashers, joints and steaks; using the latest pork curing, control, slicing and packaging technologies - producing in excess of 1000 tonnes per week. Because our factory
is purpose built, we have been able to incorporate the latest technology in energy and water efficiencies, using highly energy efficient refrigeration technology to recycle heat from our compressors. A highly invested bacon and gammon processing plant in the heart of rural Suffolk.

  • Dry and wet curing
  • Traditional wood smoking
  • Bacon slicing & packing
  • Gammon jointing & packing
  • Packing in map, vacuum & vacuum shrink skin packaging
  • 2500 Pallet deep chilled storage
  • Employing 500+ staff
Careers

Direct Table Foods is one of the leading manufacturers of quality bacon & gammon products to the UK retail, food service and wholesale markets with a varied range of quality products.  We always try to promote from within however this is not always possible, see here for our current vacancies

Training

We are committed to ensuring that all personnel performing work that affects product safety, legality and quality are trained prior to commencing work and are assessed as competent to carry out their duties.

Commencing with a fully documented, induction training package consisting of Health and Safety, Food Safety, HACCP, CCP’s Allergens and Company policies and procedures a hands on approach is then taken in conjunction with picture Work Instructions and Safe Working Procedures.

To assist Line Leaders in their progression from factory operative to a position of responsibility we have a site specific leadership programme.

Made up of eight modules the training provides a solid foundation for the development of the leadership skills required for the efficient running of a production line and non-discriminatory man management.   

The middle Management team also complete a Management training programme consisting of eight modules. Strongly supported by the company’s 7 leadership values the bespoke course instils a consistent approach to management and has an overt influence on the culture of our company.

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Work Trial
Closing Date:
31st December 2021
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Work Trial If you are 18-24 years old and considering applying for one of the positions advertised here at Direct Table Foods but are not sure if the role is really for you, we welcome you to try before you apply. Come and spend some time with us, speak to...
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Experience of work
Closing Date:
30th September 2021
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Work Experience If you are aged 18-24 years old and wondered what it is like to work for a food production company, this is the perfect opportunity for you to find out. Here at Direct Table Foods, we are welcoming work experience, so you can learn more...
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Talk/Tour
Event Date:
31st December 2021
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
What is a Food Production Officer? Book an industry talk or site tour with Direct Table Foods to find out more about food production and how to get into this fascinating role. You will hear directly from people doing the job to find out what it is like, as...
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Taster Day
Closing Date:
31st December 2021
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Taster Day Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work in the food production industry? Here is the perfect chance to find out. If you are 18-24 years old and would like to see behind the scenes, learn something new and be a member of the team for...
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Part-Time Evenings Production Operative
Closing Date:
30th September 2021
Salary:
£8.91 per hour
Location:
Bury ST Edmunds, Suffolk
Food Production operative 6pm to 10pm Fixed Term Contract until December 2021 Responsible for: Processing, slicing, packing and delivery of product according to customer specifications. Responsibilities: Processing, slicing, packing and delivery of p...
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