Factory Assistant

Location St Austell
Discipline: Industrial & Manufacturing
Job type: Temporary
Salary: £10.49
Contact name: Aston Kent

Contact email: aston@smithandreed.co.uk
Start date: ASAP

Spread holiday cheer and shuck your way into a festive role! We're on the lookout for anyone with a high work ethic to join our dynamic team and add a touch of Christmas magic to every plate. If you have a passion for precision and love turning seafood into a culinary masterpiece, this is the seasonal opportunity you've been dreaming of!

Are you ready to dive into a challenging yet rewarding opportunity? My client is currently seeking Scallop Shuckers to join their dynamic team. No prior experience is required; we value speed, determination, and a willingness to work in a demanding environment.

Job Description:

As a Scallop Shucker, your primary responsibility will be to efficiently and skillfully cut and shuck scallops in a fast-paced and challenging environment. The work involves precision and speed, and while experience is not necessary, we are looking for individuals who can adapt quickly to the demands of the job.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently cut and shuck scallops in a high-volume, fast-paced setting.

  • Work collaboratively with team members to meet production targets.

  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of shucking, adhering to safety and hygiene standards.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.

Job Details:

Job Type: Temporary to Permanent

Salary: £10.42 per hour (starting) - Piece rate for permanent position (up to £14/£15/£16 based on performance)

Work Hours: Monday to Saturday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Location: St Austell


  • No prior experience required, but the ability to work at a fast pace is essential.

  • Physical stamina and the ability to work in a cold environment.

  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high-quality standards.

  • Team player with good communication skills.

  • Willingness to adapt and learn quickly.

  • Applicants must be comfortable working with raw food, including meat and fish.


  • Opportunities for career advancement.

  • Competitive piece rates for permanent positions.

  • A challenging and dynamic work environment.

Smith and Reed Recruitment embraces diversity, equality and inclusion and aim to promote the benefits of diversity in all our business activities. Smith and Reed will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual’s “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) which are age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability, or sexual orientation. All candidates will be assessed solely on their ability to carry out the job in question based on skills, experience, and qualifications.


How to Apply:

If you are up for the challenge and ready to embark on a rewarding journey, please submit your CV.

Note: This is a demanding role, and applicants should be prepared for a fast-paced and physically demanding work environment.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary contract, Temp to perm

Salary: £10.42 per hour


  • Company pension

  • Free parking

  • On-site parking


  • 12 hour shift

  • Monday to Friday

  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • St. Austell, Cornwall: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person