Fruit Processing Lab Technician (Temporary)

Key Details:

About us:

Established in 1904 by William John Thatcher, we have grown into one of the top cider-making businesses in the world. Now in our fourth generation of family cider makers, we’re exceptionally proud of what we have achieved, and we are even more excited about our plans. We continue to experience huge growth of our Brands through industry-leading levels of investment in marketing, people development, innovation, and world class technical enhancements in cider mill machinery.

For many years we have worked with LRS to press all their blackcurrants on site here at Myrtle Farm. This takes place from June to August. We’re now looking for a temporary team to help us with this process over the summer months.

Role Overview:

Working as part of our seasonal team you will be responsible for working in the lab to ensure that all fruit tests are carried out correctly and efficiently. This opportunity is for anyone who wants to pursue a career in a science-based role to help build upon their experience. The product, both at various steps of processing, and the final product are tested by the laboratory technicians.

What you’ll be doing:

Lab technicians will be expected to:

Who we’re looking for?

The Thatchers team is action-orientated, adaptable and resourceful with high levels of resilience to compete in an exciting yet competitive marketplace. We work hard and, together, we achieve great things.

Desired Skills:

Personal Qualities:

Desired Qualifications:

Ideally a qualification in science would be advantageous but not essential.

Training and Development:

Full training is given during your induction on all requirements of this role.


Whilst this is a temporary role, Thatchers is a growing brand and we are continually look for new people to join our teams and develop their career with us potentially in the future.

As this is a short, fixed term role for the summer period you would not be expected to take a significant amount of time off over the course of the season.

To Apply:

Please complete an application form and email it to