Chocolate giant Hotel Chocolat creates 140 jobs at new factory in Huntingdon


Confectionery giant Hotel Chocolat has created 140 jobs for its state-of-the-art manufacturing center that makes 250 million chocolates per year.

The chocolate maker has launched a recruitment campaign to support the transformation of its Hadley Park plant in Huntingdon from 45,000 square feet to 195,000 square feet over the next five years.

Various manufacturing roles are offered within the chocolate production team, and staff benefits include a 50% corporate discount, 70% discount on stays at the Rabot du Chocolatier Hotel in Sainte -Lucie, life insurance and weekends off.

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Ollie Hughes, Site Manufacturing Manager at Hotel Chocolat.

The factory site, accessible from the A14, already employs 275 people plus agency staff.

Ollie Hughes, Site Manufacturing Manager, said: “Hotel Chocolat is on an exciting journey, so we are investing heavily in our Huntingdon site to make it the center of excellence for chocolate production.

“It will be remarkably different as it evolves over the next five years, and we are excited to be boosting the local job economy at the same time. Now is a great time to join us.

Mr. Hughes added: “We are looking for people who want to be part of the Hadley Park family.

“Whether it’s working with our hot chocolate ranges or innovative products, there are plenty of opportunities to develop and learn new skills.

“Whether it’s the production, engineering, hygiene or blending department, everyone plays a key role and we look forward to this next stage of growth.

The expansion of the Huntingdon plant comes after the company has seen tremendous growth over the past year, with a sharp increase in online sales in the UK and a huge increase in revenue from the US and from Japan.

Candidates can apply for jobs at Hotel Chocolat at www.hawk-3.com/clients/hotel-chocolat or call 07860 854803.


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