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Martin leads the team and covers the Agri Food Manufacturing, Production and FMCG Industry across Ireland.

Mary Quinn Professional Services

Gareth Miller Engineering & Maintenance

Connor Bell Agri Food & FMCG

Mary specialises in Professional Services recruitment and has a wealth of experience within the sector.

Gareth focusses on Engineering, Service and Maintenance positions across manufacturing and production.

Connor supports the team through resourcing to ensure high levels of service delivery with all food industry clients.


“The Vickerstock team are clearly specialists in their field.”

“Hughes Mushrooms is a third-generation family run company, and we ensure that this culture is at the forefront of everything we do. We supply mushrooms into the Northern Ireland, Irish and UK markets and have spent the last year expanding our business, with a new site opening in the UK and further facilities opening within our Dungannon site. We have diversified our product range with the launch of several new products to the market, and we are now supplying to all the major retailers - Sainsbury’s and Co-op being but a few. The demands that come with growth are always uncertain for companies on new ventures, and we knew that resourcing was going to be a huge challenge; Vickerstock have definitely been a welcome support to Hughes Mushrooms Group to help with the recruitment of a few very exciting appointments. The Vickerstock team are clearly specialists in their field. They take the time to listen to what is needed to help the business succeed, but also help steer the business in the right direction.

“We have now placed Vickerstock as our number one agency for Hughes Mushrooms Group PSL.”

I am delighted to say that because of the great work that has happened over the last year we have now placed Vickerstock as our number one agency for Hughes Mushrooms Group PSL. I look forward to working with Martin and the team, knowing that our company’s best interests are being considered at every stage of each appointment.” Karen McAuley | HR Manager | Hughes Group

“We are delighted with the service provided by Vickerstock.”

“We are delighted with the service provided by Vickerstock. They take the time to listen to our recruitment requirements and understand the difficult to find technical skillsets required within the food manufacturing sector, to successfully provide candidates with the right skill set and personality to fit our needs as a business at Dale Farm. I am happy to recommend Vickerstock for recruitment solutions.” Nicola Graham | HR Business Partner | Dale Farm Dale Farm is Northern Ireland’s leading dairy company employing more than 1,000 people. We are proud of our heritage and our extensive range of products including milk, cream, cheese, yogurt and spreads, available worldwide.

“Vickerstock have been on hand to assist and deliver the best available candidates on the market.�

Avondale Foods is one of Northern Ireland’s largest and most successful food manufacturers. We produce a wide range of prepared salads, soups and sauces for the large multiple supermarket retailers in the United Kingdom and ROI including M&S and Waitrose. We are dedicated to continuous product innovation and development and are proud of our reputation for quality. Due to our high standards and constant development we always seek the best talent for highly skilled and technical roles, Vickerstock have been on hand to assist and deliver the best available candidates on the market for us when needed and always take the time to understand the role and what is required before shortlisting suitable candidates for us. Over time we have developed a relationship with Vickerstock who have filled numerous roles across all departments and we will continue to work closely with them for our recruitment needs Mia McKeown | HR Manager | Avondale Foods.

Access 70% of Ski Workforce in Nort Production & Operations 3,800

Quality & Technical 2,000

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Supply Chain 1,000

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Keeping Yo Job Description Working with Vickerstock we help tailor a bespoke description: Providing a well-documented account of the role and a clear definition of who you want to hire. Key areas of responsibility and an accurate accureflection of the day required rate reflection ofday theto day toduties day duties to carry out the role. required to carry out the role. Skills and experience required to competently carry out the daily duties. Problems or challenges involved with the role. Critical industry knowledge. Deliverables expected from carrying out those tasks. Emotional intelligence and core behaviours behavrequired to excel. iours required to excel.

our Hiring Process One Move Ahead Company Presentation

Candidate Retention

Working with Vickerstock to bring a fully informed accurate portrayal of values and benefits:

Working with Vickerstock to improve employee retention:

Support and understanding to provide the best strategy to appeal to the targeted audience.

Conducting accurate exit interviews is essential - 3rd party confidential exit interviews can often provide the most informed results available.

Identify your target market and understand the reach points. Craft your message, identify the USP and communicate both clearly. Understanding why current employees joined the firm. New technologies or projects they will be exposed to. Training and development opportunities. Vision for the future.

Our market knowledge can help your organisation recognise key factors influencing staff turnover. 45% of candidates do not move based on salary and benefits alone.

Vickerstock Professional Services Division Providing professional support to the Agri Food and FMCG sector.

HUMAN RESOURCES | FINANCE | SALES | MARKETING | TRAINING | ADMINISTRATION | OFFICE SUPPORT | COMMERCIAL From graduate to senior and director level we can reach thousands of high calibre candidates via the Vickerstock internal database and external network - allowing us to find the perfect fit for your business. What sets us apart is our commitment to treat each client and candidate equally. Every placement is important and worth our maximum focus whether it is for a major corporation or a small business.

“Working with Vickerstock made our recruitment process much easier.“

“Working with Vickerstock made our recruitment process much easier. They took the time to understand the needs of our business and send us highly skilled, job specific candidates. We look forward to working with Vickerstock again in the future.” Sheree Totton| HR Manager | Irwin’s Bakery Irwin’s are Northern Ireland’s largest independent bakery. They employ over 450 staff and operates 24 hours a day, 363 days a year. Irwin’s manufactures a full portfolio of breads encompassing 4 brands: Irwin’s, Irwin’s Joeys, Rankin Selection, and Howell’s.

Working together we will find the perfect fit for your business

On average we screened over 300 relevent candidates for every Agri Food position filled in 2017 Vickerstock are dedicated to ensuring long term client-candidate relationships and will search the market extensively to source the best possible fit for your business.


Agri Food Areas Covered





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Vickerstock Agri Food Recruitment Brochure 2018  
Vickerstock Agri Food Recruitment Brochure 2018  

Vickerstock is a leading independent recruitment agency specialising in the supply of sector specific candidates to a wide range of clients...