Fresca to recruit managers to fill roles at Thanet

The Fresca Group has started the recruitment process to fill management roles at its Thanet Earth site in Kent.

Since work started at the 91ha site last October three of the seven planned glasshouses have been erected. They are undergoing a final fit-out and the packhouse now has a roof, with construction continuing at pace. Thanet Earth Marketing managing director Steve McVickers said: "The timing of the first planting has yet to be confirmed.

"We're working around customer-ordering requirements and progress on the site to ensure that once we commit to a date we can stick to it.

"In the meantime, we look forward to building a strong team of innovative, enthusiastic people who want to work at the most technologically advanced and exciting site for Fresh Produce in the UK."

Recruitment is split into two phases. Phase one will see the appointment of key management positions and phase two the appointment of their teams.

The glasshouses are owned and run by the company's grower partner companies, which will be responsible for their own recruitment and staffing. Thanet Earth Marketing will be responsible for recruiting staff for commercial and operational aspects and, to keep things simple for applicants, will be collating CVs from applicants wanting to work in the glasshouses too.

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