U.K. poultry company Avara Foods is creating new roles across its business to meet extraordinary demand as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

By offering a range of fixed term and permanent roles, Astral Foods stated that it wants to support people who are facing uncertainty at this difficult time.

“It's vital we keep producing in these unprecedented circumstances to keep U.K. food available in shops at a time when individuals and families need it most. That’s why we’re recognized by the government as an essential service which means our workers have critical status and eligibility for educational provision and childcare support,” an announcement on the Avara Foods website stated.

To meet the demand for Avara Foods’ products, new colleagues are needed to join the business at its sites in England and Wales. The company has both full- and part-time positions across different functions. Avara said it offers starting rates of pay above National Living Wage, and prides itself on being a company people would want to have as employers.


“We understand people may be facing uncertainty due to the ongoing coronavirus situation,” stated Andrew Brodie, people & communications director at Avara Foods. “As a major local employer we are in the fortunate position of being able to reach out to those people and let them know we have a range of positions available. We recognize these are challenging times and we’re open to flexible, temporary and fixed term working – we’ll do our best to work with you to find work patterns or times which accommodate your needs.”

Avara Foods formed in 2018 as a joint venture between Cargill and Facceda Foods. The two companies combined Faccenda’s chicken, turkey and duck businesses with Cargill U.K.’s fresh chicken business. It ranks as the third largest broiler producer in the U.K. and the 12th largest broiler company in Europe.

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