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Gressingham Foods

Gressingham Foods, Debach, Woodbridge, Suffolk., IP13 6JW
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About us

Our story begins in 1971, when Gressingham’s founders Maurice and Miriam Buchanan moved from Northern Ireland and started their farm in Debach, Suffolk.

In 1989, the first Gressingham Ducks arrived at the family farm in Debach – by train! 200 ducklings were taken on the train from Peterborough and were picked up in Cambridge by Maurice and Miriam. Over the following two years, they perfected the breed and the remarkable Gressingham Duck was born.

Fast-forward a couple of years and sons Geoff and William Buchanan joined the family business, having studied agriculture and worked elsewhere in the sector before settling down in Suffolk. They are still in charge of the family farm today.

One generation on, we are still rearing the delicious Gressingham Duck from our Red Tractor assured farms in Great Britain along with turkeys and geese for Christmas.

We believe our approach in farming our ducks, in accordance with Red Tractor, provides the best possible outcomes for the health and welfare of the flock.

Careers

Gressingham Foods are a family run business that has been operating for over 50 years. Gressingham is proud to support all of its employees through their own personal development, including a sound training programme and annual appraisals.

As part of the Governments initiative, we have recently released our Gender Pay Gap Report.

We offer a Company induction programme, and following a 3 month probationary period can support staff in a career development programme including English language skills.

We are proud to support all of our employees through their own personal development - Everyone that we employ receives a comprehensive training programme and bi-annual appraisals.  There are also regular social and fundraising events that our staff are encouraged to get involved in.  There are many possible career paths to take within the poultry industry, including:

  • Agriculture and farm management
  • Engineering / electrical engineering
  • Business administration
  • Health and safety / environment
  • Veterinary science
  • Technical
  • New product development
  • HR
  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Sales / Marketing

New job vacancies are regularly added to our website, and you can follow us here on icanbea... for the latest news.  CVs can be sent to hr@gressinghamfoods.co.uk 

Apprenticeships

Gressingham are offering excellent apprenticeship opportunities to people across the community who want to secure skills that will help them forge a career in farming and food production.
We really invest in our apprentices and offer a comprehensive package tailored to their needs, whether this is through:

  • Funding driving lessons and tests*
  • Moped hire and lessons*
  • Purchasing bicycles*
  • Providing laptops to aid their studies*
  • We also offer Christmas bonuses and a standard £9 per hour wage.

*Utilising current Government incentive payments 2022.

We offer apprenticeships in: 

  • Butchery
  • Poultry
  • Warehouse
  • Process Operator

For more information on the apprenticeships and to apply please contact carrie.barrett@gressinghamfoods.co.uk or 01379 897542. 

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