UK – Müller UK & Ireland has launched a recruitment push for up to 300 additional key workers to enable the dairy processor meet the strong consumer demand for dairy products in the UK following the Coronavirus outbreak.

While Müller has significantly raised its total output, the company says the demand expected to remain high and the business is now looking for up to 300 additional colleagues to play a key role in manufacturing and delivering a range of essential dairy items.

The company is offering vacancies nationwide, ranging from delivery drivers and dairy technicians to factory operators, packaging operatives and garage mechanics.

Müller said that the new employees will be given the appropriate training, depending on experience, as well as a range of employment benefits.

“Dairy is the cornerstone of Britain’s food industry, so our products and supply chain have a major role to play in helping to feed the nation. This is no longer simply a duty, this is now an obligation,” said Bergen Merey, CEO of Müller Yogurt & Desserts.

“We’re part of an entrepreneurial, progressive and vibrant family-run business, and people are crucial to our success. Our message is simple, if you’re available and have the necessary skills and qualifications, then we’d love to hear from you.”

Jon Jenkins, CEO of Müller Milk & Ingredients noted that milk is found in 96% of Britain’s fridges and at such a time of national crisis, the dairy processor is galvanizing its whole business to ensure its availability to every household in the UK.

Milk & More, one of the country’s largest milk and grocery doorstep deliver service is also looking to recruit 100 milkmen and women following a record 25,000 new customers in the recent past.

The business said that it is looking for new recruits to deliver essential food and household items, including eggs, bread, cheese, organic fruit and vegetables, as well as milk in reusable glass bottles.

A recent survey conducted by financial management group, Blacktower Financial Management showed that the outbreak has pushed weekly expenditure by UK households by an additional £361 million mainly due to panic buying in the supermarkets.

Blacktower’s study showed that that on average, Britons are currently buying an extra 21.3% food for their household during the pandemic, a situation that has exerted significant pressure on supermarkets and a range of eCommerce retailers.