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: Production Unit Ullswater Road Penrith

Hours: 40 hours per week 5 days out of 7 on a rota basis.

Duties: On completion of training, duties will be the preparation of Meat and Meat Products.

Requirements: Applicants will have a keen interest in food and food preparation and be willing to participate in our comprehensive training programme. They should be able to work as part of a team as well as on their own intiative.  

Many of our current Managers started their careers as Apprentice Butchers and the policy of recruiting from within where possible will continue.


Maternity cover   9-12 months

Location:  Food Hall Brampton

Hours: 40 hours per week, 5 days, includes weekends. Part time and Job share considered.       

Role:  Preparation and sale of our products in all departments, Deli Butchery and tills.  We’re looking for someone who is friendly,  conscientious, able to deliver good customer service and work as part of a team.  

For more information please speak to Mark Mallinson (Manager) 0169772362


Location: Production Unit. Ullswater Road Penrith

Hours:  40 hours per week over 5 days 

Role:  To take charge of the Pie production department

Duties: The day to day management of the pie production team, production planning and completion of all relevant paperwork, ensuring health and safety and hygiene procedures are followed.

 Previous supervisory experience essential, Bakery experience an advantage.  


Location: Production Unit. Ullswater Road Penrith

Hours:   40 hours per week over 5 days, early starts. 

Role: To work in our pie department , producing pies for our shops and customers.


Location: Cafe Oswalds Foodhall Penrith

Hours: 40-45 hours per week, 8-9 hour shifts between 6.00am and 6.00pm, 5 days out of 7, will include weekend working on a rota basis. No split shifts or evenings

Duties: Preparation/Organisation and Cooking in our busy Kitchen/Production Room. As well as working in the kitchen during busy service times the successful candidate will also be responsible for creating dishes from scratch, general kitchen work and occassional pot washing duties.

Requirements: The successful applicant must have; Knowledge of a kitchen environment and operation.  They should be energetic, willing to work hard and be able to work under pressure.

Benefits:  If you are a chef wanting to get out of split shifts and every weekend this is ideal. The position will also include staff discount, bonus scheme, pension scheme. Salary: £15850 to £17850 per annum

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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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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