Directors at Burgess Farms, in Great Drove, Yaxley, say the extra workers are needed to supply its range of fresh produce. Andrew Burgess, agricultural director at Burgess Farms, said: “We are reviewing our staffing requirements at our sites at Yaxley and at Isleham, in south east Cambridgeshire.”
According to Burgess, the number of recruits needed could vary between 30 and 70. Burgess Farms employs about 500 staff across its sites. The recruitment comes at a challenging time for the business as it complies with Covid rules and continues to supply carrots, potatoes, parsnips, onions and beetroot to all supermarket chains.
Last April, as demand for food soared in the early weeks of the first national lockdown, Burgess Farms was also recruiting as it picked and packed tonnes of fresh vegetables to meet an unprecedented demand from the nation’s supermarkets.