Working at G's
As an employee of G’s Barway Services Ltd., you will have the privilege to work for one of Europe’s leading salad and vegetable suppliers. Your job will be based either in the West Midlands or the East Anglia region of the United Kingdom.
What type of job?
Field Based Operator
This work is agricultural and based outdoors. You will be planting and harvesting a variety of salad and vegetable crops.
This type of work includes grading, trimming, labelling and packing salad and vegetable crops.
We also offer the opportunity for more skilled jobs. These include tractor driving, operating a forklift truck, being a member of our quality team, driving a mini-bus or operating our spray equipment, as well as supervisory roles and administrative roles. Additional training for these roles will be given.
Work and pay
We work outdoors in all weathers and the jobs tend to be physically demanding. The company reserves the right to alter different shift patterns as necessary to meet our customer orders; you may be asked to alter your shift but we will give you as much notice as we can.
You will only be offered work when it is available. The work is mostly manual planting, picking and harvesting of salad and vegetables, which involves a considerable amount of bending, walking and lifting. We are unable to pay time that has not been worked due to bad weather, although every effort will be made to offer you work on a different crop/location.
Working hours will vary according to the job you are doing; however we operate within the Working Time Directive guidelines. The company aims to provide 6 working days within the week but it will depend on weather conditions and sales orders. We also ensure that you have 1 day rest every 7 days (or 2 days every 14 days). You are also entitled to rest breaks throughout your shift.
All work is paid in line with the National Minimum Wage (£6.19 per hour) or the Agricultural Wages Order (£6.21 per hour). The majority of jobs are paid by piecework: a payment by results system. This means the more you produce the more money you can earn. Our piecework rates vary according to weather conditions and the crop. You are paid weekly, one week in arrears, and your wages are paid directly into your bank account.
Holiday and sickness pay
Holiday and sickness pay will be in accordance with UK employment legislation.