Packaging firm in Colwick recruits for temporary jobs to meet coronavirus supermarket demand

 Packaging firm in Colwick  recruits for temporary jobs to meet coronavirus supermarket demand

The Wilkins Group in Colwick has announced it is recruiting temporary staff to meet coronavirus demand for goods from supermarkets..

The firm has revealed that it is offering up to 25 temporary contracts to those effected by the recent job cuts.

The Colwick-based business has long been one of the leading carton packaging suppliers to the retail food industry, which has recently been classed as a ‘key Industry’.  The business is now seeking extra support in the fight to keep the supermarket shelves fully stocked.

Justin Wilkins, sales and marketing director at the firm which recently won the title of Midlands Family Business of the Year, said: “Due to the current global and domestic situation and increased demand, the business is urgently seeking skilled operators from the printing industry. These contracts will be temporary but may turn into permanent roles dependent on future circumstances.”

PICTURED: The Wilkins Group headquarters in Colwick

The announcement comes as Tesco, Asda, Aldi, and Lidl said they would hire thousands of staff after hugely increased demand saw shoppers clearing shelves.

The Wilkins Group deals with all of the major supermarkets to produce items such as ready meal cartons, and packaging for confectionary, pastries, quiches, sausage rolls and ice cream, it reached a group turnover of £36M last year.

Justin, from the business which has 294 staff in the UK, added: “We are all working in unchartered waters, and we would really love to give temporary contracts to those most effected by the job cuts announced in the last few weeks.”

 If you are interested in applying, please contact The Wilkins Group HR team on [email protected]

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