Kellogg UK’s call out for additional workers to cope with coronavirus demand

By Gill Hyslop

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Kellogg is recruiting additional staff to keep up with the demand for cereals. Pic: Kellogg
Kellogg is recruiting additional staff to keep up with the demand for cereals. Pic: Kellogg

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While COVID-19 is forcing numerous layoffs and closures around the country – and indeed, around the world – the breakfast cereal giant has issued an urgent call out for additional workers at its Manchester plant to keep up with demand.

According to Kellogg, the demand for cereals has ‘gone through the roof’ as consumers stockpile on long-life goods to tide them through the indefinite self-isolation phase.

The company is looking for temporary workers to handle increased production at its Trafford Park site to get its cereals like Corn Flakes, Crunchy Nut, Coco Pops and Rice Krispies onto UK shelves.

Anyone who is experienced in food manufacturing operations or has transferable technical skills is invited to apply on its website.

“At this time, our focus is on making all the food we can to help feed Britain​,” said Paul Wrigley, site leader.

“We have an amazingly dedicated team here at our Manchester factory who are doing a fantastic job keeping things going.

“But as demand increases, so does our need for great people. That’s why I’d ask anyone with the right skills and a great attitude to get in contact with us so we can talk to them about a fixed term role.”

As well as ramping up production to stock empty shelves, Kellogg is increasing efforts to lend a hand to those who need it most during the crisis.

The company is donating all surplus food to charities like Fareshare to be redistributed through foodbanks and soup kitchens, and to the elderly. It is also supporting breakfast clubs in schools that remain open for the children of key workers, including those in the NHS and emergency services.

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