Due to our successful and expanding business, we often have the need to take on more great people. If you think you have what it takes to be part of the County Foods Team, then please send your CV, fill in one of our application forms and send a covering letter indicating your main areas of interest (production, sales, clerical, accounts, driving) and current salary to

Sue Sillett- HR Manager HR@countyfoods.co.uk or post to

County Foods Ltd,
Unit 1-3,
Fleets Industrial Estate,
Willis Way,
BH15 3SU

Current Jobs

  • Apprentice Butcher - Permanent Full Time - More Details - Apply Now

    Location: Poole, BH15 3SU

    Type: Permanent Full Time

    Department: Production

    Salary: £ Negotiable according to experience


    As an apprentice you will learn the skills required to perform the duties of a butcher including knife training, dicing, boning and rolling joints.  Working alongside skilled butchers you will have the opportunity to learn on the job whilst gaining formal qualifications.


    Working in partnership with M.E.A.T.S. Ipswich Ltd, County Foods a successful, fast growing Catering Butchers is focused on the development of their own people, from Apprentice through to Shift Manager.  Working 37 – 42 Hours per week over 5/6 days (Mon – Sat).


    All aspects of butchery work will be covered during your training.  Formal accredited training will be provided on site by our butchery training specialists M.E.A.T.S. Ipswich.  On successful completion of the training, the apprentice will receive the Certificate for Proficiency in Meats and Poultry Industry skills (Level 2).


    The work is varied, during which you will learn many aspects of the wholesale butchery trade e.g. preparation of both fresh and frozen produce,  knife skills, use of machinery and equipment, Health & Safety, Food Hygiene, picking, packing, assisting with deliveries and cleaning.  Your qualification will be attained through a structured training plan which involves both ‘hands-on’ preparation / butchery of various produce to customer specific requirements and completion of ‘workbooks’ / assignments issued by the Company’s training provider, M.E.A.T.S. Ipswich.


     We are looking for people who:

         - are keen to learn all aspects of the butchery trade,

         - are reliable and hardworking, 

         - enjoy practical hands-on work,

         - are of clean and tidy presentation.


    You need to:

         - be able to work within a team, 

         - pay attention to detail and work to targets / schedules

         - be a good listener and communicator.  

         - have good numeracy and literacy skills


     Although no formal qualifications are required, it is an advantage to have GCSE G+ or equivalent.

  • Butchers - All Shifts - Permanent Full Time - More Details - Apply Now

    Location: Poole, BH15 3SU

    Type: Permanent Full Time

    Salary: £ Negotiable, according to experience


    As a successful, fast growing Catering Butchers, County Foods are currently seeking highly skilled butchers to prepare custom-made orders on all shifts.  Reporting to either a Shift Supervisor or Manager you will be responsible for preparing bespoke orders on a butcher’s block within a team of between 7 and 14 production personnel who will work with you in a traditional butchery, shift based factory environment.

    THE ROLE – as an experienced Butcher you will prepare fresh and frozen meats to a high standard, to individual customer specifications for supply to both retailers and the catering trade.

    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE will have originally trained or completed an apprenticeship as a Butcher.  You will be both talented and enthusiastic about butchery and ideally have previously worked in fresh meat production for catering establishments.  We are looking for candidates who are both; ambitious and prepared to go the extra mile in order to deliver exceptional service to our customers.

    Negotiable, according to experience.

    Day shift:           48 hours per week, worked over 6 days, Monday to Saturday
    Afternoon shift:  45 hours per week, worked over 5 days, Monday to Friday
    Night shift:         48 hours per week, worked over 6 nights, Sunday to Friday

    - Stakeholder Pension (after three months’ qualifying service)
    - Free Parking
    - Generous staff discount
    - 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays plus long service days

    Should you feel that you have the skills required to fill this role, please apply by forwarding a copy of your CV together with a covering letter.

    NOTE:  To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.


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County Foods Ltd., Units 1-3,
Fleets Industrial Estate, Willis Way, Poole, Dorset, BH15 3SU