Direct Clients Testimonials

Published on: 14 Aug 2017

Direct Client Testimonials

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Barrowcliffes - April 2022

We have recently renewed our annual subscription to after a successful two years. We see Yourfoodjob as an integral recruitment partner, hopefully for years to come. They work closely with us and offer advice and guidance for campaigns, which is vital to successfully fill what are often very specialist vacancies. We’ve seen successful campaigns across varying business sectors with the latest being an engineering position that required specific food industry experience. The subscription provides uncapped job posting and we believe offers fantastic value compared to other recruitment platforms.



Salsa - March 2022

In a very difficult market we filled our Food Safety Certification vacancy as a result of the advert we placed with Yourfoodjob. The 28-day advert time limit was extended as gesture of goodwill and at the eleventh hour we got a great application – we knew we just had to get it in front of the right person and it was the extra time made that possible!.



Barfoots - March 2022

As one of the largest fresh produce suppliers in the UK, Barfoots has been working successfully with for the last 3 years. With such a variety of vacancies across our business, we have found YFJ to be a valuable and competitive addition to our recruitment armoury. Providing a quick, easy and effective route to market, the flexible approach is complimented by both excellent communication and customer support.



Llanllyr Water - September 2021

Our business is based in rural Ceredigion so location is always a challenge when we recruit. We were originally minded to go through an agency, however after speaking with Yourfoodjob we felt confident their specialist reach and pro-active approach would provide a more cost-effective solution. It’s a tough market at the moment and we certainly weren’t inundated with applications, however our package contained a pro-active search element and this proved valuable. We filled one role via the CV search and another via a direct applicant, so I guess the Guaranteed Response Package did what it says on the tin!



Edgmond Foods - February 2021

Since moving to our larger premises in 2017 we have used YFJ on several occasions to recruit additional team members in several different disciplines.  With the help of our Account Manager at YFJ we have targeted our job offers and attracted several high calibre candidates.   Each vacancy has been filled with suitable candidates and within our salary budgets.  75% of CV’s submitted met our criteria, and from these we were able to easily compile a short list and subsequently make the appointment.  The whole process is very simple and is a very useful tool for anyone recruiting.


Nim's Fruit Crisps - February 2020

As a rapidly growing brand from start-up only a few years ago, getting the right people on board is of paramount importance. Yourfoodjob has helped us attract the right personalities with the requisite food skills & experience to continue the growth. Our account manager Dave designed a specific bundle of jobs with extended time to post, this meant it was really cost-effective and flexible to our needs. Yourfoodjob offers great service and help where we need to, whilst being affordable – all things so very important when you’re a small, but growing business.



Sipsmith - February 2020

We recently advertised on YFJ for a Senior NAM vacancy. It was important to us that candidates had prior drinks industry experience, ideally spirits, and our advert generated a manageable number of quality and relevant applications. Great job board for Beverage sector-specific positions.


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Global Brands - February 2020

Having advertised on YFJ with success in the past we decided to advertise for a Production Manager recently and took out their new Guaranteed Response Package. We had a number of high calibre candidates to interview and ultimately narrowed it down to two, one of which was a direct application from our advert and one that had been generated through the CV Search. I highly recommend this package, great results and a great price for the service provided.


Oddbox - November 2019

We advertised for the first time on Yourfoodjob for a Supply-Chain vacancy and were really pleased with the results and the service. We recruited one person and actually might offer to another one as well! We got really good profiles through in manageable numbers and were very happy with the whole process. After a slow-ish start we made some changes to our advert on the advice of our Account Manager and the amendments really made a positive difference and helped us in filling our vacancy



Delamere Dairy - October 2019

When I initially spoke to Tony from, he said that he was confident that he could help us with our Business Development Manager vacancy. Together, we wrote the advert and had some good responses. The upshot is that we filled our vacancy with a quality candidate and I would definitely use again.


Mackie's at Taypack Ltd - June 2019

Mackies at Taypack have seen strong growth recently and we wanted to expand our sales team. We advertised a National Account Manager vacancy with, focusing on the wholesale sector. The Executive Recruiter Package seemed to offer really good value and also produced the results. We received 10 applicants in total and are delighted to have offered the position to one of these candidates who starts with us recently. We will happily return with future specialist vacancies


Menu Speciality Food Ltd - June 2019

We’re a specialist ingredient supplier based in London and we recently advertised on Yourfoodjob for a Field Sales Executive with great success. As with previous campaigns we chose the Executive Recruiter Package as this has always worked for us in the past.


Uni of Lincoln"University of Lincoln is home to the National Centre for Food Manufacturing which is dedicated to advancing the skills of our food & drink workforce. Recruiting for such an organisation is challenging as we need a calibre of candidate with specialist industry experience and also the skills & passion to translate to an educational environment. has proved an invaluable resource as it provides a targeted, industry-specific platform where we can access relevant candidates with the qualities we are looking for. We’ve used the site for several years now and we appreciate the support Yourfoodjob provides. We would recommend it as a service to other universities looking to recruit within food & drink.”

 -  Professor Val Braybrooks MBE – Dean of the National Centre for Food Manufacturing

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Edme Ltd - February 2019

"Edme used to recruit Specification Technologist and QA Support. We were very pleased with the response from our advert and the quality of applications. The support from our Account Manager and the speed of service was excellent. We have now appointed both roles and would recommend to anyone looking for cost-effective recruitment."

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UK Snacks Ltd  - April 2018

“I have used various methods of online recruitment and can say that is the easiest & most cost-effective platform I’ve come across. We chose the Executive Recruiter Package as it seemed to offer a very comprehensive service for the cost, which was fractional compared to a typical agency fee. We received 23 applications which were ultimately narrowed down to one- our ideal new Technical Assistant who ticked every box we were looking for. The whole process was stress-free and complete within 28 days. I would definitely recommend as the ‘go-to’ platform for specialist food vacancies.”

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Bread & Roses - March 2018

“When looking for a Baker we advertised on and we shortlisted six candidates for interview, all of whom applied directly through the site. Many thanks for your work!” - Business Owner

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The Berry Company - March 2018

“We recently advertised on Yourfoodjob for the first time following an introductory call from our Account Manager. We are a healthy drinks manufacturer based in London and we were looking for a great candidate for a new position within our Supply Chain function. During the campaign we had regular contact from our Account Manager to make sure we were seeing a good response. Our advert generated around fifteen applications, with a good number suitable for interview, and we could have appointed a number of them! We’re sure to use Yourfoodjob again for specialist vacancies that require drinks industry experience.” - Account Manager 

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Supreme Group - January 2018

"Whilst at the Supreme Group I used to advertise international vacancies based in some very tricky locations across the Middle East, Africa and South America. gave us access to key talent markets for food and drink across the UK and Europe and proved to be a vital tool in our overall strategy. We sourced good candidates and filled roles via the website."

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Ghanim - October 2017.

Although the West Midlands is a large urban area, finding specialist food industry talent can be challenging. provides us with a great portal to relevant candidates for our business. The Executive Recruiter Package is of great value when compared to using agencies and provides a comprehensive service. We most recently advertised a Production Management role and a Planner vacancy, as always we have had great results and look forward to continuing the partnership with YFJ over the coming months and years.

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Produce World - August 2017.

Produce World is one of the UK’s leading growers and suppliers of parsnips, carrots onions leeks and garlic, potatoes and organics vegetables.  We regularly use online jobs boards as our primary source of candidates for recruitment, and the team at YFJ has been a very helpful partner in this process.  After reducing our reliance on recruitment agencies as a primary source, we were keen to work with a provider who offered a value add service to our team. Eileen provided very proactive account management ensuring we made the most of the services available and providing valuable insight to the labour market upon request.  I would recommend YFJ as a service provider to any company.

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Nutrisure T/A Supernutrients - August 2017.

‘Yourfoodjob is our go to site for recruitment advertising, particularly when sourcing more niche foodie & nutritional roles. As a specialist company we find the calibre of candidates on the site very good. David was a real help with our Interim Technical role, so we will definitely be using them again in the future’

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Hovis  - August 2017

“I initially trialled and was impressed by the quality of response and especially by the level of support the YFJ team provide behind the scenes. My job can be super-busy at times and the ability to call on the support of YFJ has been a real help. I have since signed concurrent annual contracts and, so long as levels do not drop, see no reason why I would not continue to do so. I use many job boards in my role and quality can vary; Yourfoodjob provides quality, food-specific candidates that are hard to find elsewhere.”  Trish Nichol - Resourcing and Talent Lead

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Macpac Ltd - May 2017.

Macpac Limited is a long established manufacturer of high quality thermoformed packaging based in the North West. We recently needed to hire a Quality Assurance Manager and so after researching various job boards and a detailed conversation with our dedicated account manager we decided to try Our Account manager was in regular contact ensuring we were getting the right candidates applying for the role and we had a number of strong candidates apply for the job, as a result we have a great candidate that’s accepted the position. I would definitely recommend in the future.

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Refresco - April 2017

“Refresco are Europe’s largest drinks manufacturer based in Somerset and have worked with YFJ over the last twelve months with good success. We’ve been impressed with the calibre of candidates they generate with specific industry backgrounds and specialist technical knowledge, however what has really made YFJ stand out from other industry-specific job boards has been the level of account management- some vacancies are harder to fill than others, however the advice & support that YFJ can offer at this stage has always helped to ensure we get what we need. The team are knowledgeable and friendly and we look forward to working together on future campaigns”

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Premier Fruit & Nut - March 2017

Thank you for your help in finding somebody to fill the vacancy of “Quality Assurance Technologist”.  It was a tough vacancy to fill, as time was of the essence.We utilised the rapid response package and secured a brilliant candidate in a short period of time.

We are very happy with the new recruit and will definitely use “Your Food Job” should a vacancy arise again

I would highly recommend the services of this company.



Soreen - December 2016

“Soreen have been working with YFJ for just under a year now, and we’re very happy with the success we’re having.  We have received a good range of candidates for the roles we have advertised across a variety of disciplines, ranging from lower level recruitment to more specialist roles. 

The YFJ team offer a brilliant service, and the Soreen branded mini-site they built for us looks fantastic!  We feel very well looked after – I’m sure they will remain as a strong recruitment partner of ours for many years to come”


Artisan Bread Organic. November 2016.

“The thing that impressed me most about was their willingness to help out behind the scenes. My vacancy was a tough one to fill, but the team suggest some great alternative ways to approach the process. They constantly monitored the response and I received regular account management calls to discuss the progress of my advert. Being a small company, ‘culture fit’ is very important – the candidates they brought through were of an excellent standard!”


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Sandy's Bakehouse Ltd. November 2016

“We were looking for an experienced Production Supervisor and on the advice of our Account Manager at YFJ we opted for their Executive Recruiter Package which included upgrades and branding to help boost our visibility on site. We’d never managed to hire through media before but I’m pleased to say that our advert generated a healthy number of industry-specific applicants and we filled the position before the twenty-eight days were over. This was at a great cost-saving compared to using a Recruitment Agency and I’ll be working with YFJ again next time I have a suitable vacancy.”  - Angela Beswick, Operations Director


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Bombay Halwa. November 2016

We are an Indian food company based in Middlesex.  Having always used recruitment agencies, we decided to give YourFoodJob a try with a QA vacancy.

I’m very happy with the results, but what impressed me even more is the level of service we have received.

Our advert didn’t generate the best response to begin with, but thanks to my account manager, we managed to make some great alterations which resulted in a number of strong applications.

I would strongly recommend YourFoodJob to any food companies currently using recruitment agencies.


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Belvoir Fruit Farms. October 2016

“Belvoir Fruit Farms have used to advertise all sorts of vacancies in the past, and always been extremely happy with the service we have received.

Most recently we used the ‘Executive Recruiter Package’ for a Technical Manager vacancy.  As always, we received a good number of quality CV’s.

The advert had only been online for half of the scheduled time, and we had already interview and offered a YFJ candidate the job!

YourFoodJob is a healthy alternative to recruitment agencies, and their ‘Executive Recruiter Package’ doesn’t break the bank either!”


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Beechdean Dairies. September 2016

“We’re extremely pleased to say that we filled our Quality Manager role through

It was a bit of a tough vacancy to recruit for, but we secured a brilliant candidate in less than three weeks!”


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Brecks. August 16

“Brecks have used YourFoodJob for a number of positions in the past to eliminate our spend on recruitment agencies.

Our most recent position was a Graduate NPD Technologist. 

We received a good number of quality candidates as we usually do from YFJ, and filled the role very quickly.”


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Extons. August 16

“Extons have used YourFoodJob before and always seen success.  Most recently, we advertised a Technical Assistant vacancy for our site based in NW England.
We used their ‘Executive Recruiter Package’ and filled our role within 28 days!  Thank you”


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Belazu. June 16

“We are a specialist ingredient company who needed a Quality Assurance vacancy filling quite quickly.Chris from YourFoodJob recommended using their Executive Recruiter Package.  We were really pleased with the results – we filled the position before the advert even expired!”


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Dailycer. May 16

“Dailycer used YFJ to advertise two roles in Production & QA recently.
The response we had was fantastic, and we’ll definitely use them again!”



Lovingtons Ice Cream - May 16         

“Being based in the South-West location can be a challenge, especially when it comes to specialist recruitment. We decided to advertise on for the first time and I’m pleased to say that we have been impressed with the service and the results. My Account Manager put together a bespoke package for me that included both a managed in-house CV Search and an upgraded advert and we appointed our new QA within a matter of weeks. Should we recruit for specialist staff again in the future we’ll certainly be back in touch!”  Financial Director, Lovingtons Ice Cream  


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Red Deer Herbs - February 2016

“Red Deer Herbs have advertised 3 times within the last 18 months on, choosing the Executive Recruiter Package each time. This gave us a manageable amount of candidates to interview, further more we have successfully filled all 3 positions and all candidates are still with us.  We see their recruitment services as a valuable asset to the business when we are recruiting and saves us  £1000’s of pounds in recruitment agencies fees”

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Davin Foods, January 2016

“We usually use recruitment agencies for all our senior/specialist roles, but we decided to try YourFoodJob for our Technical/QA Manager vacancy. 

These types of roles can be quite hard to fill in the Fresh Produce sector, but I’m pleased to say we made an offer to a brilliant candidate”


Benugo, November 2015

“We have used YFJ a couple of times in the past, and always been happy with the results.

We recently filled our Technical Manager vacancy through the website, and saved money against using recruitment agencies.”


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Cottage Delight, October 2015

We are an award winning manufacturer of speciality foods, based in NW England. Having only worked with recruitment agencies previously, we recently advertised a number of roles on - Sales vacancies, and a Product Developer. Their Executive Recruiter Package was really valuable and not only did we fill up our talent pool for future vacancies, but we are already interviewing for both roles!"


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Dovecote Park, October 2015

"We have used Yourfoodjob continuously for our specialist vacancies over the past years or so. We tend to use the 'Executive Recruiter Package' for our specialist vacancies as it gets the best results. Thanks for all your help!"



Berryworld, October 2015

“Berryworld have worked with YourFoodJob many times before.  We chose a bespoke package to advertise a couple of technical & planning vacancies in September.  I’m happy to say we have now made offers to candidates for both roles!”


Brindisa Ltd, September 2015

"We recently used YFJ to advertise an Interim Sales vacancy to support our restaurants/retail business. We chose a standard branded vacancy, got a good response and have arranged a number of interviews for a 'tough to fill' role"

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The Good Food Company T/A Impress Sandwiches, July 2015

“I recently took a call from our YFJ account manager to discuss their new ‘hourly paid’ categories introduced to help manufacturers source operatives, drivers etc. Given Yourfoodjob have helped us in the past with senior specialist roles, we knew their capabilities plus the cost to advertise in these new sectors was very attractive so we decided to give it a go. Just a few days later we have placed a new operative and they start very soon. Fantastic service again from and really pleasing to know we now have a one-stop-shop for all vacancy levels.”

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Funkin Cocktails, June 2015

“Funkin Cocktails is the innovator in cocktail purees, syrups and cocktail mixers. We turned to YourFoodJob when we were looking for an Innovations Manager with expertise and vast knowledge in the industry, someone who is also creative and open minded and would fit our company’s entrepreneurial spirit. I am delighted to say we found the right person and made a successful hire with the correct package from YourFoodJob”

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Tasties of Chester Ltd, June 2015

Tasties of Chester Ltd are an award winning sandwich manufacturing company. We advertised a vacancy for a New Product Development Technician with YourFoodJob and were delighted to receive a good number of applications from appropriately qualified candidates. We filled our vacancy very quickly and are now advertising again with the Executive Package for a Management role.  We would highly recommend YourFoodJob for cost-effective recruitment.

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Suncream Dairies, April 2015

“Suncream Dairies are an ice cream manufacturer, based in Staffordshire.
For our first time using YourFoodJob, we advertised a Manufacturing / Production Manager vacancy. I’m very pleased to say that we filled the position with a brilliant candidate within three weeks!”

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The Wicked Cake Company, February 2015

"The Wicked Cake Company took advantage of the Executive Recruiter Package and secured a Placement for our General Manager vacancy.  The added package extra’s on top the advert itself ensured we reached out to candidates via a CV Search who weren’t active Job Seekers at the time of advertising.  The General Manager role is a key operational role to The Wicked Cake Company and we took on board comments from Yourfoodjob to ensure we targeted the advert to best effect.  It worked!!, with six candidates shortlisted for interview we found the perfect match for our role from a CV Search candidate – the Executive Package was worth every penny!"

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Belvoir Fruit Farms, January 2015

“Belvoir Fruit Farms are a fast growing soft drinks manufacturer based near Grantham in Lincolnshire. After using other specialist job boards in the past, we approached YourFoodJob with Sales/Commercial vacancies in late 2014.  Chris told us to take an ‘Executive Recruiter Package’ for this, and we were delighted with getting a really high calibre of candidate; without significant expense when measured against alternative recruitment methods open to us.

One of the main parts of the package that helped us was the managed CV Search from the YFJ Client Services team. Michelle provided Belvoir with some really good candidates through this recruitment tool.  These candidates weren’t ‘actively’ looking for a career move at the time of being approached.  We wouldn’t have located and placed them without YFJ’s channels for sourcing candidates!

We got a really good result from YourFoodJob and I will certainly consider it as a core route to market for future recruitment needs.”

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iB Food Ltd, January 2015

“Late last year we used YFJ to help us recruit for a ‘Field Sales Executive’ vacancy in the UK.  We purchased a bespoke package and were very pleased to offer the job to a YourFoodJob candidate. Yourfoodjob did the job!”

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Production Director, Silvery Tweed Cereals, January 2015.

"This is the first time Silvery Tweed Cereals have used and we have been extremely pleased with the support, guidance and professionalism we received from the account manager ensuring our best interest at all times.  We were advised to take out the Executive Recruiter package for the Technical assistant vacancy to help raise the profile of the position and ensure we received the best candidate CVs for the role. I would have no hesitation in recommending or using for any future vacancy we may have."

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Futura Foods, Managing Director, January 2015

“Futura Foods recently recruited for a Gloucestershire based Technical vacancy using, which resulted in interviews almost straight away. Rather than just taking a standard advert, we chose to utilise the Executive Recruiter Package, which has all the added extras. The YFJ Client Services team were very helpful when it came to account management, and also with the CV Search! I’m sure we will be using them again in 2015…”

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Vestey Food Group, January 2015

"We recently advertised two Greater London-based Sales/Commercial vacancies on Commercial roles are a difficult hire at the moment, particularly later on in the year, but we were very pleased to offer positions to YFJ candidates for both. Our Account Manager recommended utilising the ‘Executive Recruiter Package’ which encompassed all our needs.  I’m sure we will use them as part of our direct sourcing strategies for 2015"

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Lucozade Ribena Suntory, December 2014

"Lucozade Ribena Suntory recently took advantage of the YourFoodJob Executive Recruiter Package Trial. Within a few days we received a number of applications from both the advert itself, and the ‘managed’ CV Search performed by the YFJ Client Services team. I’m sure we will return with our next suitable vacancy."



Technical Director, LJ Fairburn Eggs, September 2014

"LJ Fairburn recently used YourFoodJob to run a campaign advertising Production, Quality Assurance and Warehouse positions at our facility in Lincolnshire. My account manager put together a great package which included all the normal advertising and branding, but YFJ also searched their CV database and contacted potential candidates on our behalf. I’m pleased to say that we made a number of placements from the campaign within a short space of time, and we will certainly be using YFJ when we next need to recruit…"

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Recruitment Manager, Moy Park, August 2014

"Moy Park have been using to help under pin our direct resourcing strategy for many years now. They provide a steady stream of quality candidates for specialist roles across the business and this is supported by a pro-active account management service that understands our company."

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CEO, BerryWhite Organic Drinks, July 2014

"After speaking to my account manager about a London-based Sales vacancy, I decided to use YourFoodJob.  I took advantage of the Executive Recruiter Package, which includes an advert, branding, job upgrade, a managed CV search and more. The packaged proved to be extremely successful, and resulted in a number of candidates suitable for interview.  I am pleased to say I offered someone the job before the 28 days was even finished!"

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Commercial and Technical Director, Bryans Salads, July 2014

"Due to recent excellent growth in the salad processing industry, we were looking for a QA Supervisor. Our account manager at YFJ was very professional and guided us through the advertisement process with ease, the advert was live and we started to receive applicants almost immediately. We eventually placed a good quality candidate. I would recommend YFJ over other job sites as it is specific for food related vacancies"

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Technical and Operations Director, BV Dairy, July 2014

“This is the second time I have used YourFoodJob, and again I am more than satisfied with the response.  Chris advised me to take out the Executive Recruiter Package for my Technical Manager vacancy, and I received a manageable number of CV’s in a short space of time.  YourFoodJob continue to impress in terms of quality, and I will definitely be using them again for my next vacancy.”

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HR Manager, General Mills, July 2014

"General Mills have successfully used YourFoodJob in the past, so it made sense to return with our Production Team Leader vacancy.   We benefited from utilising the Executive Recruiter Package – a solution that encompasses homepage branding, job upgrades, and also a managed CV search. We believe in quality over quantity, and that is exactly what we received – a nice manageable number of CV’s sent directly to our inbox.  The whole process was extremely quick and easy, and we were delighted to invite one of the candidates back for a final interview!  We will definitely use YourFoodJob again!"

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Managing Director, Big Oz, June 2014

" is an excellent site and we have had very good candidates at a fraction of the cost of recruitment agencies. I would highly recommend them as a group."


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HR Manager, Pan United, June 2014

"I am very impressed with the quality of applications I received to my advertisement on We chose the Executive Recruiter Package. Unlike other recruitment websites, the responses received were more relevant to the advertised position. The package allowed the option to repost the advertisement for an additional month, if a successful offer had not be made in the first month, which was very useful. Additionally, my account manager was very generous in her advice; she was very committed to finding a suitable candidate for the position.  I am confident that would be the first recruitment website I would contact for future recruitment needs."

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HR Director, Castell Howell, June 2014

"We recently advertised for an Area Sales Manager vacancy on  We chose to utilise the Executive Recruiter Package with the desired result of a successful placement!   The branding package on this advertising campaign didn’t let us down and the quality of applicants was of a higher standard than that of previous advertising routes.  On top of this, the ‘placed’ candidate came through the CV Talent Pool and search undertaken directly by  Topped with the Account Management the whole process was seamless, cost effective and a certain route for Castell Howell to use for future vacancies."

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Marc Wentworth, Operations Manager, St. Marcus Fine Foods Ltd, May 2014

“I recently advertised our Factory Production Supervisor vacancy with YourFoodJob, and it received a brilliant response. We received a decent but manageable number of applications, and interviewed six candidates, three of which were actually arranged within the first week. The whole process was very quick and easy.  My account manager took care of everything from helping with the job advert to loading the job for me.  I was very happy with the service provided, saved a lot of money VS going to an agency and will definitely be returning with my next vacancy!”

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HR Officer, Daloon Foods UK Ltd, April 2014

“Due to some sudden internal changes we desperately needed to fill what can only be described as a very, very tough hire; an Interim Specifications Technologist on a short term 3 month contract.  Having exhausted our usual avenues, we were contacted by and given we were running out of options, decided we had nothing to lose so on their advice took the option to use their Executive Recruiter Package.  We’re so glad we did!  We got just the right amount of CVs to consider via the managed CV search and the applications themselves and thankfully found the ideal candidate within a couple of weeks.  Given the difficulty of the role, it was a life saver and we’ll definitely be using Yourfoodjob again.” 

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Daybreak Foods, March 2014

“We recently advertised for a Technical Manager on and we’re delighted we did. Both a senior and key position within the business, it was vital we gained access to as wider pool of talent as possible, in the shortest amount of time. As a company we’re relatively new to the whole direct resourcing model so on advice from our YFJ account manager, we chose to move forward with their well-established Executive Recruiter Package. The ERP incorporated everything we felt we needed to execute a successful direct advertising campaign and it didn’t let us down. The actual applications were of a high standard and was a manageable number that didn’t take us days to get through. On top of this, the quality of passive candidates sourced from the CV database was again very high. The end result was a relatively quick, painless hire which ultimately saved us a fee which would have ran into five figures. - great service, great savings and guaranteed to play a pivotal role in all our future recruitment.”


Tim Sherlock - Operations Manager - Wenlock Spring Water - September 2013

“We recently advertised a Quality Controller vacancy on and we have been extremely happy with the results. We had previously advertised on a “generic” job board but had not managed to attract candidates with the specific skills and qualifications required. provided us with high quality, relevant candidates that we could not find elsewhere. We took out a good all-round recruiter package that included home-page branding, etc. at a very reasonable price and we were soon lining up interviews. We have now appointed the role and found the whole process smooth and easy; we will be returning with our next vacancy!”

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Director - Bondgate Bakery. May 2013

“We needed a Baker to join our reputable artisan Bakery, however our usual local methods of recruitment had drawn a blank. Having never used a job board before we were not sure what to expect from but the results and over all experience have been great. We received a manageable amount of relevant applications and we recruited within the first two weeks of the advertisement going on site. The team was friendly and knowledgeable and if we need to recruit again we will be back in touch!”

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Tricia McCarron - HR Director, Worldwide Fruits. April 2013

“I recently advertised for a procurement vacancy on As a fresh produce company we were keen to attract candidates with fresh produce sector experience, but who could also reach out and communicate with an international audience. We received over 30 applications in the end and have now appointed the successful candidate. We are very happy with the process and will be returning with our next vacancy.”



Lindsay Talas, Watermill Wines, March 2013

"We opted for the Exec Package with for the recruitment of our Technical Support Manager. This included a CV search as well as the on line advert. I was pleased with the service and the calibre of candidates who applied. We had more applicants than when we advertised for a similar role in The Grocer last year and it was pretty cost effective."

Dominik Schnell, inSpiral Visionary Products Ltd, December 2012

"We needed to find a Technical Resource fast for a looming Major Retailer Audit - and to make matters worse we could only settle for someone part time - at the worst time of the year - Christmas!
We took a leap of faith and went with this website and within 3 days the right candidate was found! Throughout the team at yourfoodjob was helpful and supportive to our needs!"


Melissa Shaw, The Handmade Cake Company, November 2012

"We had tried a few different food-specific recruitment sites previously and had not been 100% satisfied with the response. We hoped would provide something different from the rest- and we were not disappointed! Looking for additions to our technical and NPD teams, we received a good amount of applications that we narrowed down to multiple interviews for each position. The whole campaign was professionally managed and cost-effective. We have now appointed both roles and would not hesitate to return with our next vacancy."

Recruitment Manager, Greencore Group

"Greencore Group has been impressed by the service level and commitment that has shown to attract high calibre candidates, specifically from the food manufacturing industry, over the last year. This made it an easy decision to continue working with them on an annual basis."

Gareth Evans, Talent Acquisition Manager, Allied Milling & Baking, July 18th 2012

“To support our direct resourcing strategy, Allied Milling & Baking have been working closely with the Yourfoodjob client team now for a year. Success has been such, we’ve committed to another 12 month advertising period and utilisation of their considerable CV Search resource. We get a good response from the adverts we place and this is supported even further by the ‘behind the scenes’ work the YFJ team put in to help us identify and acquire top UK food talent. I have no doubts we can build on these early achievements and expect even more of the same over the next 12 months.”


Suzie Fleming, Arena Leisure plc, 23rd May

“Having used for the first time recently we were exceptionally pleased to of placed a candidate for a Food Safety Manager. Having sourced through their highly ranked Google positioning for relevant food industry recruitment searches, we found the whole process streamline and simple and would have no hesitation in using them again for our recruitment needs.”

Michelle Holden (HR Manager), Kershaw’s Frozen Foods Ltd

“I would recommend to anyone looking to recruit top food talent within the UK. We recently advertised for a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer and recruited a highly skilled candidate as a direct result. The whole process was extremely efficient, from the initial advert set up (which was live within 1 hour) to the useful & informative weekly performance updates that were received throughout the 28 day campaign. We opted for the ‘Executive Recruiter Package’ which did everything it said on the tin and ensured the advert performed to its maximum potential with additional branding and CV search assistance. I would recommend to anyone looking to recruit quickly and cost effectively and would use them again in a heartbeat.”

Director, FBDC, 25th April 2012

“Food Business Development Company (FBDC) have recently used to recruit for a Assistant/Project Technologist opportunity. Not only have we successfully placed a candidate through the CV Search part of the ‘Executive Recruiter Package’, we now have a pipeline of additional applicants lined up for further placements when the opportunities arise. We thought that having the added support of an Account Manager from the team provided us with constant support, this coupled with the reassurance that they were a cost effective alternative/solution to our advertising recruitment needs. We would have no hesitation in using in future.”

Jeff Crowther, Managing Director - Chilled Seafood Division, Smales, 19th March 2012

“I recently used for the first time, advertising a Technical Manager vacancy. This was an important position requiring specific seafood sector experience so I decided to utilise their Executive Recruiter Package. The extra emphasis this provided meant that I received a manageable number of applicants, but ones that specifically matched the criteria I was looking for. It was a close call between two and the successful candidate starts soon. I am delighted with the results and will be returning with my next vacancy soon.”

David Saunders, Director, The Skills Partnership, 3rd January 2012

“In the past I have had real difficulty recruiting for training roles in the Food Manufacturing sector. However, I recently came across and could not have been happier with the response I received. For what was a difficult brief, I received several very strong candidates. I have appointed one person already and hope to finalise more soon! I will definitely be returning when we expand further.”

Recruitment Officer, Dairy Crest, 17th October 2011

“After successfully using earlier this year on a Supply Chain Project, it made the decision to use them again very easy! Taking advantage of their Executive Package, along with additional branding enhancements, we have already secured several placements with additional ones expected.

We have received a professional account management service from and a cost effective solution to support our direct hire strategy. understand Dairy Crest's needs and have exceeded our expectations."

Recruitment Manager, S&S Hygiene , 30th August 2011

“I recently advertised on It was a difficult role requiring both Hygiene and Technical skills but I was delighted to find a great candidate who will be starting with us soon. I feel the Executive Recruiter Package I took was a key element in this success; the branding and CV search helped our vacancy to stand out from the crowd and attract a good amount of relevant candidates. When compared to using a recruitment consultant it was extremely cost-effective, I will be returning with any other relevant vacancies.”

HR Manager, Farmhouse Biscuits Ltd, 24 August 2011

“We recently agreed to advertise a technical role on We were delighted with the results and managed to interview two strong candidates from the applications we received. However, the most impressive element of our experience was the customer commitment from the whole YFJ team. They kept in regular contact and made recommendations throughout the process that improved the whole campaign. I would thoroughly recommend them and won’t hesitate to use their online solutions in the future to help with senior specialist food roles.”

English Provender Company - 9th August 2011

“English Provender Company used for the first time recently to recruit for Development Technologists. We chose the ‘Executive Recruiter Package’, giving us the added benefits of premium branding and the CV Search facility. After receiving a quality response from our advert and the in-house CV Search, we successfully recruited for two positions! It was great to have the added support of our Account Manager, who was able to advise us and adapt our campaign to ensure we found the right people for our roles. We would have no hesitation in using in future.

Malton Foods T/A Westlers - 11th July 2011

"We have recently used for the first time to recruit an NPD Technologist and we were very pleased with the response. We were able to fill the role with a very good candidate at a sensible and economic cost and received a professional service. We will certainly use in the future"

Eccelso - 11th July 2011

Before using to successfully recruit for a Technologist / Technical Assistant role, Eccelso had always advertised in the local Press or used Recruitment Consultancies to handle their recruitment needs. Having found the process of online recruitment with to be quick, simple, cost effective and professionally managed we would not hesitate is using them for future vacancies.

Fox's Confectionery - 28th June 2011

Fox’s Confectionery recently advertised and successfully placed a candidate for a Multi-Skilled Engineer role. As part of the ‘Executive Package’ we benefited from premium branding and CV searches. has proved to be a very simple, yet successful, cost effective, online recruitment tool with an efficient Account Management team/process. We would be happy to use again in the future. Engineering Manager, Fox's Confectionery

Moguntia Food Ingredients - 22nd March 2011

We used for the first time in January 2011 to recruit for a ‘Trainee Seasoning Flavourist’ role. We chose to advertise with the ‘Executive Recruiter Package’ giving Moguntia the benefits of not only the online advertising of our advert but also premium branding and CV Search facility. After successfully receiving a quality response from both our advert and the in-house CV Search we successfully interviewed and offered this role within four weeks to a candidate who applied through the advert!

So impressed with the service it was no surprise that after placing a second role for a ‘Purchasing Manager’ in February we yet again filled this role too through the ‘Executive Recruiter Package’. This time we made the placement from a candidate that sourced through their CV Database.

We are thoroughly pleased with both the response to our adverts and the customer service provided and would have no hesitation in using for our future vacancies.

Operations Director, Moguntia Food Indgredients UK Ltd.

Lactalis (Nestle) - 15th December 2010

“We recently advertised for a Customer Development & Quality Manager on We chose their Executive Recruiter Solution as we considered it to be excellent value for money in terms of service levels and site branding opportunities. I am delighted to say that we had a very impressive number of great quality candidates and, as a result, have successfully filled the role. Our new recruit starts next week! Thank you and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending YFJ or using them next time”. Private Label Director, Lactalis (Nestle)

Arnaouti Pitta Bread Bakery Limited

"This is the first time we have used website for advertising a position. We had an excellent response to our advert for a Quality Assurance Technologist with a good calibre applicant. From the time of posting the job to the time of making an appointment was less than 4 weeks. We would highly recommend using the website for recruiting purposes – it is a cost effective and speedy method of recruiting. We found it particularly useful because it also gives the recruiter an opportunity of viewing all applications and screening out unsuitable candidates at the start of the process rather than using an external body to do so. We will definitely be using the service again for any possible future appointments. Technical Manager, Arnaouti Pitta Bread Bakery Limited

QV Foods Limited- 1st December 2010

"We have recently used for the first time. We had an excellent response from good calibre applicants and have successfully recruited into the role. We will certainly use in the future" Gill Bartlett – Corporate HR Manager

The Bury Black Pudding Company - 3rd November 2010

"We recently advertised a Production Manager vacancy on and we could not have been more impressed by our experience. As a business we were new to online advertising, however the account management and customer support we received meant the whole process was smooth and straightforward. We appointed one person and they are now an integral part of our team. I would not hesitate to recommend"

MDC Foods Limited - 3rd November 2010

“We have used twice in the last few months, with great success both times - once for a National Account Manager and once for an Interim Technical Manager.

We opted for’s new Executive Recruiter Package and believe that this package impacted significantly on the response we received. For a very cost-effective price, it allowed the flexibility to adapt, target (via e-shot), upgrade and extend each advertisement, as appropriate, thereby securing the quality of applicants we were hoping for, especially in this economic environment. Most importantly, we filled BOTH roles at a very competitive price. A professional approach with excellent results – Thank you!”. Mark Seaman FCCA - Financial Director

Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses – 10th August 2010

“We recently advertised a National Account Manager role with where we successfully appointed very quickly. The Account Management Team stayed close to the response rate and made suggestions to adjust the ad to help bring in just the right sort of applicants. We would definitely use them again”. Kathryn Gray- Managing Director – Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses

European Freeze Dry - 24th June 2010

“We recently advertised on as a result of a very helpful conversation with a member of their Sales Team. It was a difficult role to fill (Technical Manager) and I was concerned about being inundated with unsuitable and poor quality applications. The Account Management Team were excellent and delivered what had been promised. I received a manageable number of quality applications and most importantly, filled the role without incurring a huge recruitment fee. The whole process was “pain Free” and I wouldn’t hesitate in using them again or recommending them". Mark Harvey - General Manager - European Freeze Dry - 24th June 2010

Lathams of Broughton - 26th May 2010

“We recently advertised for our new Factory Manager role on YFJ. This is a challenging position requiring an excellent candidate to convert the exciting opportunities on offer to the company.

I am delighted to say that through the hard work and professionalism of the YFJ Team we shortlisted 5 and could easily have recruited 4. This was a first time experience for us for internet recruitment and it won’t be the last.....we saved a considerable amount of money in recruitment fees without compromising our high excellent outcome for us and a big thank you!” Richard Latham - Managing Director - Lathams of Broughton - 26th May 2010


Pasta Reale - 15th April 2010

“I have recently advertised two vacancies on One was for a Specifications Technologist and the other for a Development Technologist. Having never used a recruitment website before’ I was both curious and slightly hesitant about the sort of response I would receive. I was delighted ! The quality and quantity of applications was fantastic, the Account Management and support outstanding and most importantly, interviews and placements followed very quickly. I have saved my company a large amount of money and wouldn’t hesitate in using again – there’s no need for me to go anywhere else!!” I have no hesitation in recommending as a cost effective avenue for quality recruitment. Mike Forrest - Group Human Resources Manager

Natco Foods

"I have recently advertised my current vacancies on (Technical and Purchasing roles) and was delighted and very impressed with excellent quality of service and support I received from every member of the team. The quality of the applications has been great and I am looking forward to filling the roles very soon. Thank you and I will return with my next vacancy". Commercial Director - Natco Foods, 25th March 2010.

MDS Ltd - 24th March 2010

Thank you for your help over the last couple of weeks. I have been extremely impressed by your professional approach and can honestly say you have provided the best and most professional customer service from any advertising campaign that I have worked with. Better still, with your help we have now filled our in-take for the Spring 2010 programme and look forward to working with you again for the Autumn campaign." Saffy Connolly - MDS Ltd, 24 March 2010.

Honeyrose Bakery Ltd- 22nd February 2010

“Based on our past successful advertising on we didn’t hesitate in using them again with our latest vacancy for a Quality Assurance Supervisor. Once again, another very impressive response and we filled the vacancy quickly and cost effectively. Another great result and Thank You!” Christine Vidovic - Office Manager - Honeyrose Bakery Limited


AIB International Inc - 24th January 2010

"We recently advertised for a Food Safety Auditor on and have been delighted with this decision. The quality of the service along with the quantity AND quality of the applications was very impressive. Most importantly though, we have been able to fill the vacancy quickly and in a very cost effective manner and identify suitable candidates for other up and coming roles - Thank you!"
Deryck Tremble - Regional General Manager - Europe,Africa and Middle East - AIB International Inc.


"We recently had the good fortune to use to advertise 2 of our vacancies. One for a Technical Manager and the other for a Project Engineer. Not only did we receive an impressive number of quality applications for each, we were also able to shortlist and fill both vacancies from that list. The whole process from start to finish took less than 4 weeks! The quality and speed of service was excellent and having saved my Company a considerable amount of money in consultancy fees I would not hesitate in using again. A GREAT FIND AND THANK YOU!" Alan Mundy - HR Manager - Operations


Northern Foods PLC

"Yourfoodjob has always provided a professional and dedicated account management service, offering industry expertise whenever required. User friendly site, for both the job seeker and the recruiter, the site attracts quality candidates, with skills specific to our industry. Prompt response times received from Yourfoodjob to provide any help and support needed". Louise Fairclough, Resourcer, Northern Foods Plc, May 2009.


"I found to be extremely helpful when casting for our BBC 2 television programme. I encountered a high level of customer service and received regular feedback from the team. Many thanks!" Lucia Bartolo - Television Researcher. April 2009