Our people

We’re a really friendly bunch at Aunt Bessie’s, but being part of the William Jackson Food Group makes us an even tighter unit.

We’re passionate about making our business a great place to work. Here are just some of the many benefits we offer:

Pension scheme

Everyone’s welcome to join our pension scheme, which aims to help you get set up for the future. Our pension plan is really flexible; you can pay a minimum regular contribution of 6% of your pensionable pay, and we’ll match that 6% contribution.

Rec Club and monthly lottery

If you choose to be a member of our Rec Club (for a very reasonable 15p per week), you’ll get the opportunity to go on fun, subsidised trips to various places up and down the country. You can also join the internal lottery and get the chance to win up to £1,000 in our monthly draws (or £5,000 in our special Christmas draw).

25 year club

If you’ve been working with us for over 25 years (and many have), you’ll be invited along to our prestigious 25 Year Club. Each year, we invite members along to a fun event which takes place at the Beverley Races. The 25 Year Club members get presented with a special clock at this event from Nicholas Oughtred (our lovely Chairman) and receive an album of photos from the day. The employee also receives £300 or 5 extra days’ holiday that year to say a big thank you for all their hard work.

Cycle to work scheme

We’re passionate about staying active here at Aunt Bessie’s so we have a cycle to work scheme which offers everyone the chance to buy tax-free bikes for work.

Retirement club

People come and go, but we still like to keep in touch. For everyone who’s retired from Aunt Bessie’s, we hold an annual dinner event each year to catch up and have a bit of fun.

EBTF scheme

Through the Employee Benefits Trust Scheme, we give funds to people to help them out with various things that aren’t necessarily related to their job or day-to-day activities. We’ve given funding for non-vocational training, crisis loans, and grants to do things like university courses.

Family days

Family is really important to us so, every year, we encourage staff to bring their families to work for the day. We put on a fun tour of the factory, along with a tasty buffet and gift bag for the kids. It’s an action-packed day, but one we’re told people absolutely love coming along to.

Employee of the Month Awards

Each month, we host our Employee of the Month awards, where everyone has the chance to nominate a colleague whom they feel has been outstanding in displaying our company values. Each month’s winner gets £300 and is then considered for an annual award of £1,000.


If you’d like to join our team (or just fancy a natter – we’ll supply the cake) you can get in touch with us here: www.jobs.wjfg.co.uk

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