Laila’s Looking to Recruit up to 40 new Staff

One of the Fylde Coast’s largest employers is looking to recruit up to 40 new workers.

Bispham-based ready meals manufacturer, Laila’s Fine Foods’ factory currently employs more than 380 Fylde residents at it’s 63,000 sq ft site and produces a range of chilled and frozen ready meals for leading food service and retail customers.

The business is trying to fill a range of roles, including team leaders and production operatives as they build up for the opening of a new 36,000 sq ft factory extension following an increase in demand from its customers which include some of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains, such as Iceland and Lidl.

There are various types of roles available at the site, varying from administrative jobs, portioning products to packing finished goods and preparing/cooking ingredients.  Various shift patterns are also on offer such as a rotating day shift of 07:00 – 15:00, followed by 15:00 – Finish, ‘twilight’ shift which requires staff working five evenings a week and even permanent nights.

Nazir Remtulla, Joint Managing Director at Laila’s Fine Foods said: “This is an exciting time for Laila’s Fine Foods as we create additional capacity to meet increased customer demand. We have a number of different roles on offer and we look forward to welcoming the new colleagues to our team.” Joanne Robinson, Quality Manger for over 5 years, said: “It is a good place to work, the people are nice and you get out of the job what you put in. It is about the culture we have got. We have a lot of different groups [ethnicity] here and they all blend in.”

Commercial and Technical Director, Zera Remtulla adds that there are great opportunities for people to change roles and undergo further training commenting, “It is about staff members working hard, approaching us and saying I am here and I want to do something more.”

Established over 30 years, Laila’s Fine Foods produces over 45 tonnes of chilled and frozen ready meals per day and was recently listed in the FT1000, The Financial Times fastest-growing 1000 European companies.  To apply for a job at the Moor Park Avenue, Bispham, family business visit http://lailasfinefoods.co.uk/category/vacancies/

The roles are also advertised on Food Jobs – the latest graduate and graduate food job opportunities with the UK Food Industry.