Current Vacancies

Pickstock Telford offers a wide range of career opportunities, we are always looking for talented, enthusiastic and committed people to join our team; we understand that Pickstock Telford’s success is down to its people. If you would like to be a part of our team send in your CV.

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Current Vacancies



Skilled/ Semiskilled Butcher

Our Boning Hall team are looking for enthusiastic individuals to develop and learn new skills from deboning to cutting and trimming. Pickstock offers all on the job training and a new learning experience in the meat industry.

Skills Required:

  • Knife Skills
  • Previous experience in Butchery



  • Previous experience in Beef manufacturing
  • Trimming beef to customer specification


Salary: £500.00-£750.00 per week


Apprentice Butcher


Enjoy a practical style of learning?

Looking for a skilled career in a growing industry?

An exciting job opportunity has arisen to join Pickstock Telford as an Apprentice Butcher. This role offers a successful and rewarding career alongside gaining a recognised Butchery qualification. This will be a great learning environment for an Apprentice looking to master the trade of butchery.

You will work alongside highly knowledgeable and reputable, Managers, Supervisors and Butchers to develop a wide skillset to ensure you can start your career in this exciting industry.

No previous experience necessary as all training will be provided.

What will you gain?

  • A Level 2 qualification in Butchery.
  • Food Safety Level 2.
  • Health & Safety Level 2
  • Knife Skills Level 2
  • Level 2 Butchery Apprenticeship Qualification
  • A Full-time permanent position at Pickstock after the Apprenticeship
  • An excellent understanding of supply chain and production flow.
  • Learning the carcass model and all cuts of meat.
  • Understanding of customer specifications & yields.


Desired skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative / teamwork.
  • Good time keeping
  • A keen interest in the Butchery industry
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills

Salary: From £9.50 per hour


Abattoir Operative

We are currently recruiting enthusiastic and eager individuals to come and join our Abattoir team. If you are keen to develop yourself and learn new skills within a friendly working environment, this role could be right for you.

Previous experience is not essential, and all training is provided to offer you the opportunity for progression.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the processing of cattle in accordance with individual training and licensing as applicable.

Duties include:

  • Dressing, Trimming and Cutting of the Carcass
  • Ensuring all parts of the carcass are trimmed to produce optimum production yield
  • Removal of waste according to company policy
  • Preparation of animal carcasses

Salary: £470.00-£700.00 per week



Loading Bay Operative

The principal objective of this role is to ensure the smooth, safe, efficient and hygienic transfer of the large carcass product between departments.

Responsibilities include:

To ensure all tasks performed are as per training given and safe working procedures

  • You will be required to undertake such duties as required in a safe manner.
  • Adhere to the always wearing of the correct/ mandatory PPE whilst within the production areas.
  • Keep your equipment clean and sanitised
  • Keep working areas tidy (CAYG)
  • Adhere to the Food Safety, site and departmental policies and procedures
  • Working to the standard required by the company

Salary: From £10.50 per hour


Night Hygiene Operative


This role is an integral role in our business as it is the cleaning of all areas within the factory to ensure production can run the next working day.

Working hours are 5pm-3am Monday- Friday with additional weekend work when required.

The duties will include:

  • Following Standard Operating Procedures for completion of hygiene tasks
  • Clean down of machinery in production areas to the correct standards
  • Meet requirements for needs of the business to deliver food safety standards.
  • Completion of line wash downs in a timely and consistent manner
  • Maintain a clean as you go area and demonstrate good manufacturing practice (GMP)
  • Work on different lines and areas where required
  • Knowledge of chemicals and machinery which is used in the clean down process


This role will include working within all areas of production facility and using heavy machinery, and industrial jet washers. Full training to be given, opportunities for development and progression.

Salary: £10.50-£12.50 per hour


Trainee Livestock Procurement Officer


The Livestock Procurement Officer is responsible for procuring of all types of cattle in line with the procurement plan, ensuring are to company specification and high welfare standards. With a focus on excellent customer service and promoting the business to successfully grow the Pickstock brand. This role requires a high level of attention to detail, communication and organisation.

Responsibilities will include but are not subject to:

  • Ambassador for the business, representing Pickstock on farms and actively promoting effective working relationships with suppliers.
  • Focus on business development, winning new work and effectively managing current relationships.
  • Working with suppliers to drive the best possible supply chain.
  • Ensure a consistent flow of livestock is received in line with production requirements.
  • Communicate with team and Livestock Manager to ensure alignment and sharing of best practices.
  • Track trends and changes within the industry, understanding the impact on our suppliers and the business as a whole.
  • Advising suppliers on upcoming changes
  • Willingness to implement change for continuous improvement, ability to analyse current working practices for improvements, flexibility and adaptability.
  • To ensure that all animal handling procedures are in line with current legislation, required standards set by the company and any supplier requirements.
  • Take part in ongoing training and development to progress in role.
  • Feedback to the Livestock Manager on a regular basis and produce clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Working within your area of procurement, understanding local trends and identifying new business opportunities.
  • Participate in team meetings, producing presentations for senior management as requested.
  • Working from Site or Farm as and when required to support the team in line with business needs.
  • Be accountable, approachable and punctual at all times.
  • Responsibility for positively representing the business ensuring person and equipment (vehicles/trailers) are well presented to suppliers.


As part of the training, the job will also involve:

  • Unloading and movement of livestock, adhering to animal welfare policies
  • Carrying out livestock checks against relevant paperwork
  • Maintaining high levels of cleanliness with the Lairage

Key Attributes, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent Communication and collaboration skills
  • Full clean driving licence & trailer (desirable)
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Scottish/UK livestock industry
  • Self-motivated and able to direct own work
  • A strong work ethic
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines


Internal Recruiter


Are you an experienced recruitment consultant looking for your next challenge?

Are you interested in an internal role, focusing on one industry?

As an experienced dynamic, internal recruiter with a creative mindset and hands-on approach, your drive, passion and can-do attitude will support the business to manage our internal recruitment and onboarding activities during an exciting and rapid growth phase.

Delivering a professional, efficient, and robust recruitment process in line with current procedures, you will contribute to the timely hiring of exceptional talent to drive Pickstock’s growth agenda. Responsible for sourcing candidates through direct recruitment and multiple sourcing channels, you will deliver across the end-to-end recruitment lifecycle as well as identifying new recruitment methods. Partnering with, and coaching hiring managers, you will have a hands-on approach and deliver a comprehensive service that is highly responsive.


Responsibilities will include but are not subject to:


  • Sourcing for candidates on job boards (such as CV library and Total Jobs)
  • Qualifying candidates against the job description
  • Liaising with line managers from different departments regarding job adverts, understanding hiring needs in relation to team goals
  • Supporting managers with the interview process/ leading interviews where required
  • Collaborating with the business to enhance the overall recruitment processes
  • Completing research into recruitment trends and forecasts and communicating your findings with your manager
  • Setting up and taking ownership of job fairs, open days and networking events (with the assistance of HR)
  • Managing a multitude of vacancies within a fast-paced environment
  • Creating and managing a resourcing strategy which attracts the type and volume of candidates outlined in the operational forecasts (with the assistance of HR)
  • Continually improve and build upon direct sourcing opportunities and to be aware of competitor advances
  • Complete and maintain recruitment and applicant screening records in keeping with BS7858
  • Design and post both internal and external adverts across social media channels and job boards
  • Provide expert knowledge of the tools, techniques and methodologies that underpin the end-to-end recruitment lifecycle, managing the full recruitment cycle, ensuring a smooth and positive candidate experience
  • To be fully acquainted with the regulatory elements of recruitment including Right to Work and overseas visa compliance, and kept up to date on all changes in employment legislation
  • Ensure internal recruitment process compliance, and that all activities are conducted fairly
  • Conduct reference checks and other background checks as require
  • Research other sources of talent pipelines and begin building relationships with organisations / educational establishments to further promote Pickstock in the relevant fields

As part of this role, you will also be responsible for managing the sponsorship process for the business. This involves venturing out and expanding your recruitment search to include prospective migrant workers. It is vital you comply with the strict sponsorship and compliance protocols that UK immigration laws require. This process involves proving we can provide genuine employment to our recruits and demonstrating we have the appropriate migrant worker monitoring and regulation strategies in place.

You are required to keep up to date with the latest legal requirements and knowledge relevant to the sponsor licence application.

Once EU or non-EU citizens enter Britain, the authorities are counting on us as their employer to ensure that their activities are aligned with the law and their experiences are conducive to their growth.


Therefore, as a UK employer who has recruited non-EEA nationals for our workforce through a Tier 2 or 5 visa, or an education provider welcoming a student with a Tier 4 visa, we need an SMS to:

  • Track and renew our company’s sponsor licence and services
  • Create sponsorship certificates for your migrant workers
  • Put together confirmations of acceptance for studies (CAS) for your students
  • Keep required authorities in the loop with changes regarding the status of our sponsored employees and students, including withdrawal of sponsorship if the situation calls for it

Key Attributes, Knowledge & Skills:

  • 3 years’ experience within an internal or agency-based recruitment position
  • A basic understanding of HR standards within the workplace
  • A confident, organised and resilient personality
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Experience of effectively managing multiple searches and assignments in high volume
  • Self-starter who can work well autonomously and excels at quickly establishes relationships
  • Excellent at all aspects of recruitment administration, and candidate liaison, with proven organisational skills, and a very strong eye for detail
  • Excellent knowledge of sourcing and recruitment techniques including social media
  • Previous exposure of working and interacting with Senior Leadership Teams
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a must
  • Results-driven and action-oriented individual who is business savvy and entrepreneurial
  • Strong time management and effective resource planning skills are a must, and is being able to adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in managing recruiting via the sponsorship (visa) route
  • Experience in FMCG recruiting


Marketing Manager


This position is expected to contribute to the effectiveness of the company in identifying products and markets, suggesting sales and development strategies and in measuring the results of agreed plans.

Responsibilities will include but are not subject to:

  • Assist with the development and implementation of marketing strategies in line with company objectives
  • Responsibility for brand management across a diverse range of product categories and disciplines
  • Maintain effective internal communication to ensure that all relevant company functions are kept informed of marketing objectives and their progress
  • Work closely and effectively with both the product development team and the sales team
  • Co-ordinate marketing campaigns with the sales team’s activities and priorities
  • Be aware of the company’s marketing budget and work within issued guidelines
  • Plan and implement promotion campaigns
  • Assist with the creation of a wide range of different marketing materials
  • Manage launch campaigns for new products
  • Co-ordinate exhibition activities both national and local
  • Ensure effective branded communications via print, website, all company social media and trade advertising
  • Analysis of external market data and create appropriate presentation documents for use with customers by the sales and development teams
  • Research and evaluate potential new sales channels and product opportunities
  • Report on the effectiveness of marketing plans against sales and margin expectations


Key Attributes, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Marketing experience in manufacturing preferably in the meat industry (or food industry) with brand management responsibilities
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Creative outlook and flair
  • Analytical skills with an aptitude for detail
  • Highly developed teamwork skills
  • Digital marketing experience to include all forms of social media
  • Experience in dealing with external support – (graphic designers)
  • Good IT skills and familiarity with Microsoft software products
  • Confident enthusiastic personality with a good work ethic and sense of humour


Salary: From £30,000.00 per year


Graduate Management Trainee

We are seeking enthusiastic, proactive, and forward-thinking Graduates to join our fast-paced, expanding company. Our 18-month graduate programme will help shape you to become a future leader in the food production sector. Through varied placements, mentoring and training, our graduates are given the platform to develop management skills, learn in a diverse and innovative environment, and be part of an industry that puts quality and customers first. As an integral part of the food supply chain there has never been a more exciting time to join our industry!

As a Pickstock Graduate you’ll:

  • Have an 18-month rotational programme which will cover: Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain, Commercial, Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR
  • Understand the full extent of our Beef Processing factory, understand from farm to fork the process our products go through to reach the end customer. Have access to all elements of production/operations.
  • Learn about all elements of the operations of our business through rotating placements – this will involve going in to all areas of production


  • You’ll be supported in each of your rotations to gain hands on knowledge and experience of the team and overall function
  • You’ll have lots of opportunities to put your skills and learning into practice supporting key activities
  • Aim to maximise profits through developing sales strategies that match customer requirements and by promoting products, services or ideas.
  • To develop and manage commercial activities of the business. To develop and implement an innovative, growth focused commercial strategy, focusing primarily on new product areas and emerging markets. To ensure `that profitable business growth is accelerated, and that commercial success is achieved.

What we are looking for:

  • Can-do, solution focussed attitude to work
  • Excellent Communication skills – verbal and written
  • Ambitious and committed individuals who are goal driven and have a real desire to learn and develop
  • An interest with the food industry is essential. All graduates will have a hands-on role within our business
  • Excellent organisational, IT and administrative skills
  • Presentation skills
  • A positive attitude and attention to detail and an understanding of how management add value to the business
  • Languages: German/French or Spanish (desirable not essential)
  • Full UK driving licence

What we can offer you:


  • Competitive salary
  • A clear training and development programme designed to support you in to a future leadership role
  • ILM accredited training
  • Access to expertise and knowledge through mentoring
  • Opportunity to work in a rewarding, forward-thinking industry
  • Futureproof your career – we expect our graduates to be in key management positions within 5 years

Salary: From £27,000.00 per year

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