A Wrexham based bakery has 30 new jobs on offer due to soaring demand for its products.

Over the past year sales of the Jones Village Bakery’s own brand of bread have increased by 20 per cent – with its signature Welsh Batch loaf proving particularly popular.

As a result, the family firm is ramping up production on the night shift at its bakery in Minera, near Wrexham, where the award-winning bread is made.

It’s then delivered fresh from the ovens by a fleet of vans to customers across North Wales and the Marches, as well as supermarkets across the UK.

The company is a Real Living Wage employer and night shift staff earn a premium of five per cent on top of that, with a shift pattern of four on and four off.

Pay rates start at £11.43 an hour and can increase up to £15.47 an hour.

Other benefits for staff to help combat the cost of living crisis include discounts of up to six per cent on their weekly supermarket shop at the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda.

Also available are cut price deals for holidays, gym membership, meals in restaurants, trips to the cinema and a host of other everyday items.

On top of that, all employees are entitled to a 30 per cent discount on Jones Village Bakery’s award-winning products, including bread, crumpets, scones and pies.


Kevin Jones, the night shift manager at the Minera bakery, has been with the firm for seven years and said: “It’s a brilliant company to work for and it’s getting bigger and bigger because of the growing popularity of our products.

“Our own brand bread is flying off the shelves at the moment so we need to recruit more budding bakers to cater for that demand.

“Working nights is not for everybody but for some it really suits their individual or family circumstances.”

Tom Breeze, 34, the bakery manager in Minera, started as an 16-year-old apprentice and worked his way up the ranks to his current job.

He said: “There are great career prospects at the Village Bakery for the right people who want to work hard and have the right attitude.

“We have a grow your own policy here which means that the vast majority of the bakery managers and supervisors are people like myself who’ve come up through the ranks. There are lots of opportunities for extra training, earning qualifications and career progression."

HR manager Jason Page added: “It’s a great shift pattern because it gives you a chance to get all those things done Monday to Friday that you would otherwise struggle to do.

“As well as a starting salary on the night shift that’s better than the Real Living Wage, you can also benefit from a great package of perks with discounts on a lot of your every day spends that makes the net take home pay go even further.

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“For example, I took my children to the cinema the other day and I saved £15 on the price of the tickets.

“I also get discount of five per cent shopping at my local supermarket every week – so everything adds up which is incredibly important when the cost of living is going through the roof.”

Anybody who would like to know more about the jobs available at Jones Village Bakery should email Jason Page at Recruitment@villagebakery.co.uk