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Increased potato demand sees Scottish supplier offer temporary jobs for anyone that needs them

A Perthshire-based veg supplier has announced a recruitment drive for temporary jobs at its factory in order to accommodate the country’s increased demand for potatoes since the coronavirus outbreak.

Abernethy-based potato supplier Branston has created a range of new roles, including team leaders, machine operatives, forklift truck drivers and engineers.

James Truscott, managing director at Branston, said: “We want to keep the nation supplied with potatoes during this time of need, which have always been a staple of the British diet.

“So many businesses have been impacted and many people have been laid off from their jobs so we’re hoping we might be able to help, at least in the short term.”

Simon Telfer, HR director at Branston, said: “We also want people to register their interest in jobs at Branston even if there isn’t anything specifically suitable to their skillset. We are making daily changes to our operations and new roles are continually being created.

Read the full article in The Scotsman here

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