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Preparation Team Member - 4 on 4 off Days

Salary £12.28 rising to £12.86 per hour
Location Dulcote, Wells
Working Hours 42 hours per week
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Our Preparation and Cooking team play an important role within the kitchen. It’s their responsibility to make sure that each dish we make at Bigham’s is delicious. The team manage the preparation of ingredients and then go on to ensure everything is perfectly cooked ready for our assembly teams to put the dishes together.

Working Hours 

4 days on 4 days off - 6am to 6pm

As a Preparation and Cooking Team Member you will be:

  • Weighing large volumes of ingredients
  • Hand cutting or slicing large volumes of fresh ingredients including fish and meat.
  • Following recipe cards
  • Managing and operating the cooking equipment, ensuring that specific cooking times and methods are followed
  • Maintaining high hygiene levels and keeping a tidy workspace
  • Maintaining food preparation records and logs
  • Conducting quality checks to ensure that the Bigham’s standards are met
  • Carrying out effective and accurate shift handovers
  • Flagging any issues with the equipment within your area

What you’ll need

At Bigham’s we pride ourselves in doing things the right way and showing real care and attention.  We are looking for like-minded people who demonstrate:

  • High attention to detail and a strong quality focus
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Willingness to work in temperature controlled areas
  • A positive approach to work
  • A desire to develop their skills and work as part of a team

Experience of working in a food handling environment as a production operative would be beneficial however, isn’t essential as we will provide food safety and quality training for those who don’t have prior experience.

What you’ll receive

This is a role for hard workers; those who take real pride in their work and enjoy working in a challenging but rewarding environment. When you start your career with Bigham’s you’ll receive:

  • A competitive salary of £12.28 per hour rising to £12.86 per hour after 3 months probation
  • Overtime payments, paid at 1.25x the hourly base rate
  • 28 days annual leave, increasing each year
  • Annual bonus
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Bigham’s meals to take home
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounts with popular high street retailers
  • Life assurance benefit
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised canteen (Max £2 meals)

You will also have the opportunity to take part in training delivered by our academy where you can further develop your career, alongside your salary, at Bigham’s.


Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie Bigham set up shop in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes. Twenty-five years later Bigham’s is now the number one brand in the chilled pre-prepared meal category. With over 50 dishes available in major supermarkets.

Up to 28 days holiday


Life Insurance

A competetive bonus scheme

Cycle to work scheme

nights out

Discount gym membership

Free or subsidised parking

Subsidised cafe

ticket loan

Lots of delicious food to take home

Shared ownership

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