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Careers

Come and join the Prima family

Want to join our team of cheesy superstars?

We’ve got a whole host of opportunities to join our growing team at our HQ in Seaham, County Durham. With 13 departments, we have openings for ambitious and driven team players who love working with a friendly (and cheese obsessed) team.

We are your cheesy employer of choice

When you join Prima Cheese, you aren’t starting your next job, you are starting your career.

Current vacancies

Take a look at our current opportunities

Transport Manager

Location

Seaham

Contract type

40

Department

Transport

Salary

£35K to £45K

Quality Control Manager

Location

Seaham

Contract type

40

Department

Quality

Salary

£35K to £40K

Production Operative

Location

Seaham

Contract type

Full Time

Department

Production

Salary

£10.92 per hour, after 13 weeks increase to £11.42 per hour

Benefits on benefits

Some of the best things about working at Prima Cheese
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Great work life balance

Generous holiday allowances and schemes, flexible working and no weekends

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Cycle to work scheme

Get exercise and help with your bike purchase. Win, win!

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Family friendly atmosphere

Join our welcoming team with regular charity fundraisers, socials and games

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Modern workspace and gardens

Newly refurbished offices, state of the art factory and tranquil landscaped gardens

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Recognition and reward

We regularly reward our staff with awards like Employee of the Month

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State of the art tech

State of the art technology and equipment as well as bespoke systems and machinery

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Free pizza

Our own on-site pizza test kitchen tests our cheese daily = free pizzas (when available)!

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Safety and hygiene

We're proudly BRCGS AA Accredited meaning we operate to the highest food hygiene standards

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Work for an award winner

We've won many awards for our acheivments including the prestigious Queen's Award

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Opportunities to grow

We're growing rapidly and there’s tons of opportunities to progress, train and learn

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Supporting charity

Make a real difference in our community with our chosen charity. From salary donations to volunteering opportunities.

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Onsite parking

No scrambling around for a parking space and electric charging points means you can charge whilst you work

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But wait...there's more

Our values are important and make us the great employer we are

Making a difference in our community

At Prima we like to raise money for our chosen charities and in 2021 we raised £1,250 for the Red Sky Ball Foundation. We love to do themed events every month and have hosted events including quizzes, bingo and fancy-dress competitions.

Proud of our zero gender pay gap & diversity

We are also very proud of our zero percent gender pay gap at Prima and we pay everyone equally based on the job they do.

We’ve employed people from over 28 countries and our workforce is made up of individuals from all over the world and from all walks of life. 

Award winners and global leaders

We are delighted to have won several awards at Prima, including our Inspiring Female Employer of the Year award, our several Export awards and the prestigious Queen’s Award.

Each and every member of the team is recognised for the work they do and the awards they help us to win. To celebrate our Queen’s award, we stopped the production lines and gathered the entire team of over 160 for a celebration in the sunshine, with a street food lunch. 

Training and development opportunities

At Prima we are proud of our training facilities and state of the art training room and engineering workshop. We believe in developing talent within the company and offer development opportunities in all areas of the company. Our Management Accountant, Transport Supervisor and Raw Materials Coordinator to name but a few have all progressed through the ranks at Prima.

Working in production

Our Production Operatives are all provided with the PPE they need to do their jobs on their first day in the role. The role pays above the national living wage. A lot of our Production Operatives have moved up to line leaders and supervisors and progression among our employees at Prima is something we are very proud of and encourage.

Our FED Committee

Our FED committee (Fairness, Equality & Diversity) works to promote inclusivity and offers a safe space for employees to raise any concerns.

Family testimonials

Don’t take our word for it. Read what our team has to say

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