Jobs boost at 2 Sisters Scotland
More than 250 jobs are to be created at 2 Sisters Food Group.
The announcement follows a major investment into its Scottish Coupar Angus plant, thanks to funding from the government-backed Food Processing Marketing and Co-operation Grant Scheme.
2 Sisters will be investing around £3.5m, which will be topped up by the grant to total £5m. The funding will go towards the development of existing colleagues, the purchase of new equipment required to increase capacity and the recruitment of an additional 250 colleagues.
The food firm also plans to double the cutting capacity in the portions department.
“We are committed to providing fresh, quality produce to our customers and creating a shorter supply chain enables us to do just that,” says Keith Packer, managing director, 2 Sisters UK Poultry.
“We have always said we will invest when it is the right thing to do for the business, but the timing and conditions have to be right. This is a great example of that.
“I am delighted that we have secured the support from the Scottish government as this represents security and growth for our business and local community in Perthshire.”
The new jobs will be created across all levels and departments, ranging from production operatives to technical management in addition to two new engineering apprenticeship positions.
The HR and recruitment teams will be working with a number of organisations to fill the vacancies, including local job centres and a through partnership with Skills Development Scotland.