Karro Food Group to take on 140 employees
Published:  11 January, 2016

Karro Food Group, a leading pork processor in the UK, has revealed plans to employ an additional 140 people at its Scunthorpe plant. 

The site, which produces high-quality bacon and gammon products, currently has an estimated 200 employees.

“We are about to start the first wave of our recruitment process for our Scunthorpe site, looking for team leaders, senior operatives and multi-skilled engineers with new team members set to begin work with us from February,” said Charles Pascall, HR director at Karro.

Following this, a second wave of employment is set to take place between April and June.

“Our application process is open to anyone looking for an exciting new challenge – it’s an exciting time to be part of the Karro team – and we are keen to appoint as many local people as possible.”

In the light of thousands of jobs put at risk at Tata Steel’s Port Talbot plant, Pascall commented that Karro was supportive of those who might need alternative employment.

“Karro is delighted to offer its support to the employees at our neighbours at Tata steel,” he said. “Many of the team at Karro have relatives and friends working at Tata and we know what a difficult time they are going through. We also know what a dedicated and hardworking team they are and hopefully we may be able to help with our vacancies.

“It was a privilege to have been invited to the recent recruitment event at Tata and the positive attitude of everyone we met really impressed us in what is a difficult time for staff.”

On top of plans to recruit 140 new members of staff, the group has also revealed it will be making a £2 million investment in new machinery and site upgrades.