It will recruit:
- 75-100 thinners, who will work in the orchards from May-late June/July
- 400 harvest crew, who will work in the orchards from Late August to November
- 55 packhouse workers, who will work at Flanders Farm, Hoo from September to May.
HR manager Gayle Goatham said: "This is hard work but financially rewarding and many people who started off as part of the picking or packing team several years ago have gone on to senior roles within the organisation."
The company is also supporting local mums back into full-time work with flexible working hours in their head office team.
"Being a family owned business, we are happy to help all our workers to manage their working hours where possible, to help ensure they have a better work/life balance," Gayle Goatham said.
With 17 farms and 20 partner farms across Medway and Kent, AC Goatham & Son grows around 150 million apples each year, or more than one in five of all British apples sold.