We are Kepak, home of Rustlers
Food innovators and pioneers of the micro-snack industry, we produce some of the nation’s favourite convenience foods: Rustlers and Feasters.
The origins of Kepak can be traced back to Ireland in 1956.
When Martin Keating and his two sons Liam and Noel, opened a family butcher shop in Kilrush, Co Clare. Following continuous expansion over the years, Noel Keating established his first abattoir in Clonee, Co Meath in 1981 and from this platform the Kepak Group was built. Today, the Kepak Group is still owned by the Keating family and it’s head office is based in Clonee, Co Meath Ireland. The group is split into three different divisions; Kepak Meat Division, Kepak Frozen Division and Kepak Convenience Foods (which we are part of).
Based in Kirkham, Lancashire, all our Rustlers and Feasters products are produced in our factory, while our commercial teams primarily deal with the marketing and selling of our product. We offer our successful applicants a unique insight into what it’s like to work in the many varied departments that make up our business. Each and everyone plays a crucial role in developing and delivering the products that we are all extremely proud of and passionate about.
As a family owned business, we believe in cultivating a relaxed and friendly culture. Each of our 5,000 staff comes from a different background and has their own story to tell. Yet no matter who you are, you will always be welcomed and made to feel part of the team that you're working in. We pride ourselves on being understanding and have our employees' best interests at heart.
We follow four key values: Responsibility; Ambition; Passion for Food and Team Work. These are reflected in every thing that we do and it is these values that have ensured our continued success over the last 35 years.
Are you hungry for a meaty role when you graduate?
All of our grads receive first class training from the moment they step through our doors. In every placement, you will be supported by your managers, mentors and colleagues alike.
It is our mission to help you to progress and grow, both professionally and personally, so that you have the skills and confidence to influence the direction of the business in the future.
We're a sociable bunch!
We enjoy getting together and having a good time. You will always find groups taking a well deserved break together in our on-site canteen and we enjoy a 'dress down day' every Friday. Plus, different departments regularly arrange social activities too.
We have more formal social activities throughout the year too. Our annual conference is always great fun; a short company update, followed by dinner and a few drinks in the evening. Plus, our Christmas Party is always a merry occasion, giving us the chance to let our hair down and mark the end of the year in style.