Cranstons Purveyors of Fine Foods & Meats Since 1914

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Cranstons employ over 150 staff across our head office, retail shops and production unit. We are commited to developing individuals and strongly believe in offering our employees opportunities to progress. Many of our current senior managers started in junior positions. As a Cranstons employee you will receive quality on the job training and the chance to gain recognised qualifications such as NVQ's and apprenticeships. If you feel you have what it takes to join the Cranstons team please have a look through our current vacancies.

Current Vacancies


Location: Cranstons Cumbrian Foodhall, Penrith

Hours: Various over weekends and school holidays 

Duties: Supporting the retail team working on various departments including tills and stock replenishment

Please follow the details below to apply or drop your CV into the Cumbrian Foodhall for the attention of management. 



Location: Cafe Oswalds @ Penrith Foodhall

Hours: 40-45 hours per week 5 days out of 7, shifts between 6.00am and 6.00pm.  Includes weekend working on a rota basis, no split shifts or evenings.

Duties: Preparation/Organisation and cooking in our busy Kitchen.

Requirements:  Successful Applicant must have: Knowledge of a kitchen environment and operation, have worked in a similar position for more than one year.  They should be energetic, willing to work hard and be able to work under pressure in a fast paced kitchen.

Enquiries for this posititon: Joe Bowness (Manager) e mail: 01768 868680 ext 222 



Location: Cafe Oswalds @ Penrith Foodhall

Hours: 40-45 hours per week 5 days out of 7, shifts between 7.00am and 6.00pm.  Includes weekend working on a rota basis, no split shifts or evenings.

Duties: Cafe floor supervisory work, organisisng jobs lists/daily waitress/waiter duties. Liaising with kitchen for a smooth running service. Overseeing service and making sure everyone works as a team. Open and close cafe, cash handling/banking. Deal with customer complaints and monitor feedback. 

Requirements:  The successful applicant must be able to play an effective role as part of the Management team reinforcing Rules, Guidelines and Company Standards.  They must be well organised and able to manage people effectively. 

Enquiries for this posititon: Joe Bowness (Manager) e mail: 01768 868680 ext 222 



Location: Production Unit, Ullswater Road, Penrith

Hours: 40 hours per week 5/6 days on a rota basis, early starts.

Duties: Preparation of sauces, meat fills, salads and baking pies, quiches and meats.

Requirements:  The successful applicant will ideally have previous food manufacturing experience in a factory/commercial kitchen environment. Food hygiene and health and safety qualifications would be an advantage.


How to Apply

If you require further information regarding our vacancies please contact Linda Bellas on 01768 868 680 or . Applications can be e-mailed to the address above or sent to Cranstons Head Office, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7EH.

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Can't find the job you're looking for? Register an interest

If you are interested in working for Cranstons you can register an interest by completing and e-mailing the form below to Linda Bellas at Your information will be kept on file for 6 weeks and referred to if any further vacancies arise.

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