Careers at Prima Cheese

Come and be one of the family

Want to join our team of cheesy superstars? We’ve often got a whole host of opportunities to join our growing team at our HQ in Seaham, County Durham. With 13 departments and roles in our beautiful offices and state of the art factory, we have openings for ambitious and driven team players who thrive off a challenge and love working with a friendly (and cheese obsessed) team.

When you join us at Prima, you join our family, and we can’t wait to have you!

Life at Prima Cheese

Modern Workspace & Gardens

Do your best work in awesome surroundings. Our newly refurbished offices, state of the art factory and tranquil landscaped gardens offer the perfect environment for work.

Great work/life balance

With generous holiday allowances, a long service holiday scheme, flexible working and no weekends, find more time for you and your family.

Onsite parking

No scrambling around for a parking space and with electric charging points too, you can charge whilst you work.

Friendly, Family Atmosphere

Feel like one of the family alongside a friendly, welcoming team, and regular charity fundraisers, socials and games.

Loads of opportunities to grow

We're growing rapidly and we can't wait for you to grow with us. There's tons of opportunities to progress, train and learn.

Cycle to work scheme

If you like to get on the saddle and cycle to work, we can help you out.

Recognition & Reward

We regularly reward our staff with awards like Employee of the Month.

Work for an award winner

We've won multiple awards over the years recognising our team's acheivments globally including the prestigious Queen's Award.

Safety & Hygiene

We're proudly BRCGS AA Accredited meaning our factory and workspace operates to the highest food hygiene standards.

Free Pizza*

Our own on-site pizza test kitchen tests our cheese daily = free pizzas! *when available

Chosen Charity

Make a real difference in our community with our chosen charity. From salary donations to volunteering opportunities.

State of the Art Tech

We make sure you have state of the art technology and equipment as well as bespoke systems and machinery to make doing your job easy and straight forward.

and plenty more benefits too!

Our Production Operatives are all provided with the PPE they need to do their jobs on their first day in the role. The role pays above the national living wage. A lot of our Production Operatives have moved up to line leaders and supervisors and progression among our employees at Prima is something we are very proud of and encourage.

At Prima we like to raise money for our chosen charities and in 2021 we raised £1,250 for the Red Sky Ball Foundation. We love to do themed events every month and have hosted events including quizzes, bingo and fancy-dress competitions.

We are delighted to have won several awards at Prima, including our Inspiring Female Employer of the Year award, our several Export awards and the prestigious Queen’s Award.

Each and every member of the team is recognised for the work they do and the awards they help us to win. To celebrate our Queen’s award, we stopped the production lines and gathered the entire team of over 160 for a celebration in the sunshine, with a street food lunch. 

We are also very proud of our zero percent gender pay gap at Prima and we pay everyone equally based on the job they do.

We’ve employed people from over 28 countries and our workforce is made up of individuals from all over the world and from all walks of life. 

At Prima we are proud of our training facilities and state of the art training room and engineering workshop. We believe in developing talent within the company and offer development opportunities in all areas of the company. Our Management Accountant, Transport Supervisor and Raw Materials Coordinator to name but a few have all progressed through the ranks at Prima.

Our FED committee (Fairness, Equality & Diversity) works to promote inclusivity and offers a safe space for employees to raise any concerns.

Current Vacancies

Take a look at our current opportunities

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Keep checking back as we’re always adding new opportunities and looking for talented people to join our team. 

Customer Care Coordinator

Help us look after our UK customers and sales.

Marketing Coordinator

Grow our marketing and communications output as we enter a new chapter. 

National Sales Account Manager

Help us look after our UK customers and sales nationwide

Hygiene Operative

Work to keep our state of the art facilities spick and span. 

Stats we are proud of

tons of cheese leaves our site every week
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staff work around the clock, 6 days per week
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we export our products to over 50 countries worldwide
pizzas are topped with our cheese every week in the UK

Prima Family Testimonials

I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities that Prima Cheese has offered me in the past 7 years. Experience gained working as Production Operative gave me an insight into the process of making our cheese and has shown what Prima really values. Then I was given the opportunity to prove myself in the Finance Department. Although it was challenging, the support from Prima Family helped me to achieve the role of Management Accountant.
Finance Team
I have been working here at Prima close to ten years now. I have worked across Production, Hygiene and now Engineering, I have gained a lot of knowledge over the years thanks to Prima, they have spent a lot of time and money on the training I have received inhouse and from external courses, challenging but all appreciated, it has been great to watch Prima and its family grow over the years many more to come, a great place to work.
Engineering Team
Building client relationships with a huge multi-cultural and diverse customer base is one of the things I love about my job. Solving problems and working daily with colleagues from Operations, Production, Warehouse, Transport and Logistics is also something I really enjoy. Prima has a vibrant, youthful, energised work-culture!
UK Customer Care
I joined Prima as a Production Operative in packing over 5 years ago. I then have been promoted into a QA Co-ordinators role which gave me great experience in working with the Operations team and monitoring the QA Technician's work. Last year we implemented the QC department that is responsible in monitoring the quality of our raw materials, finished product, customer complaints; NPD and continues improvement of our products and many other upcoming projects and I was recently promoted to QC Managers role.
Quality Control Team
I had my 5 year plan when I started at Prima 10 years ago at a little family-run business. After being recognised for hard work, I worked my way through Production as a Block Line Leader and was offered the Stock Controller position 3 years later. I am learning new things every day and being able to work directly with company directors, it is a key reason for me being the person I am today and I am grateful for all of the opportunities that have been given to me.
Raw Materials Coordinator