Why Grimsby based Ideal Foods Ltd is a great place to work!

24th July 2019 Our Business

Ideal Foods Ltd is a family run seafood trading company, selling a variety of fish and shellfish to customers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

The company takes sustainability very seriously and aims to use all of the fish to reduce wastage. We are a pioneering business that source markets to give processors the option to sell all parts of the fish.

Our areas of expertise are salmon co-products, shellfish and whitefish procurement. Under Ideal Foods, we export fish heads, frames, bellies and trimmings to the Far East and Europe.

The prime products are supplied to high risk markets, where we have become a long standing and trusted supplier of top grade fish, in this highly regulated industry.

Two years ago, we launched our own pet food brand ‘Purely Fish’, with a range of 100% natural treats, canned wet food, toppers and raw food for cats and dogs, made from a minimum of 85% fish content.

The company employs 25 staff across a number of different sites including an office at the cold store in Grimsby, which is manned by two full time employees.

As the company continues to grow, we now have an exciting new job opportunity for a full time Apprentice Quality Controller and Warehouse Operative to work at our Grimsby Office.

The Grimsby Office is the very heart of the company and manages the majority of our stock movements, inspections and storage.

Tony Horner, Managing Director of Ideal Foods Ltd comments: “This is a fantastic opportunity for someone wishing to get into the seafood business.

“We’re a successful and growing business with a super team of hard working employees. We look after our staff and in exchange we receive loyalty and low staff turnover.

“We provide ongoing training and development to all of our staff to allow them to learn new skills and gain experience within their roles.”

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual who can learn quickly on the job. A good communicator with a can do attitude and someone who works well as part of a team. If you fell that you have these qualities and would like to work for Ideal Foods, please apply in writing and include your CV, to:

James Lait, Ideal Foods Office, ACS&T Stage 4, Wickham Road, Grimsby DN31 3SL or via email grimsby@ideal-foods.co.uk.

Closing date: Friday 09th August 2019

Apprentice Quality Controller and Warehouse Operative

Ideal Foods Ltd have an exciting new job opportunity for a Full time Apprentice Quality Controller and warehouse operative to work in their Grimsby Office.

Duties and responsibilities include:-
• Carry out inspections of frozen fish
• Oversee all intakes and loadings and record accurately
• Be willing to move boxes of up to 20 kg when required.
• Work as part of team and individually.
• Be prepared to work shifts.
• Sample products for lab use.
• Communicate well between nationwide offices.
• Collect and deliver paperwork and small samples within Grimsby area as needed
• Study for a qualification and attend college where necessary

Qualifications and experience: Experience is not necessary as training will be given. Ideal Foods are looking for an individual who can learn on the job, has a good attitude and can be trusted to manage themselves. Ideally will have a full UK driving license.

Please apply by sending a CV with covering letter to:-James Lait, Ideal Foods Office, ACS&T Stage 4, Wickham Road, Grimsby DN31 3SL or via email grimsby@ideal-foods.co.uk

Salary is negotiable and the closing date for applications is Friday 09th August 2019.

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