Burton’s Biscuit Co. creates new jobs at flagship site

A manufacturer of some of the UK’s best-loved biscuit brands, is creating dozens of new jobs at its flagship Llantarnam bakery to help meet rising demand for its products. Burton’s Biscuit Co. will see almost 30 new positions created, comprising both supervisor and support roles including technicians and production operatives.

Simon Browne, Burton’s Biscuit Co.’s Managing Director, said: “Recent acquisitions and increased business with some of the UK’ leading supermarket groups have contributed to substantial business growth and enhanced output at the Llantarnam manufacturing site, which produces more than 40,000 tonnes of biscuits a year.

“We’re committed to maintaining our current growth and are delighted to be giving dozens of people the opportunity to join our successful, award-winning team at Llantarnam.

“We want to fill the posts quickly and are inviting applications via our website now.”

Burton’s currently employs more than 650 people at the Llantarnam bakery, which produces some of the nation’s most popular biscuits including Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels.

Burton’s history can be traced back to George Burton (born in 1829) who began baking biscuits in Leek, Staffordshire in the mid 1800’s. Under the family’s stewardship, the Burton’s bakery has grown swiftly, and its biscuits and other snack foods became staples in UK households throughout the 1900’s. The seeds of Burtons’ focus on quality and innovative spirit were planted early on in the company’s history as it pioneered new manufacturing processes and technologies; along with its biscuits winning numerous accolades in international taste tests.

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