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At Simpsons Malt, we employ people to fulfil a wide range of roles at our Berwick-upon-Tweed and Tivetshall maltings, as well as our grain stores. Many of those we employ have worked with us for decades, bringing vast amounts of knowledge and skill to their roles.

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A growing family business

We’re a family business and many of the people who work here do so alongside members of their own families. We employ husbands and wives, sons and daughters and brother and sisters.

That we’re a family business is one of the keys to our longevity and sustained success. That we take a long view on our company’s future and are constantly looking for ways to innovate, refine and improve our processes is fundamental to our ethos.

“When I first started working here 39 years ago I was 19 years old and worked in the lab at Tivetshall. I remember watching the lads working in the floor maltings, turning the grain with malt shovels – it was hard physical labour. Simpsons’ investment in germinating and kilning vessels changed all that.”
Christopher Trumpess, Quality Control, Tivetshall Maltings, Norfolk

Increasing sales, developing careers

In 2019, we were proud to feature once again in The Newcastle Journal’s Top 200 North East Companies publication. The publication showcases the finest businesses the North East has to offer and we were positioned 52nd on the list.

“We look for an improvement mindset in our people, we look to invest in them and grow and develop their skills so that they can promote the production of our quality product.”
Martin Tilstone, HR Director, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Our careers

Career paths at Simpsons Malt focus on opportunities and development. We believe that it takes time to acquire many of the skills that we require, like the skills and knowledge needed to become a roaster.

We’re careful to manage our succession planning to ensure seamless handovers. We invest in training upcoming staff in all elements of roles that are due to become free, whether due to promotion, retirement or maternity leave.

We hire new staff at different times throughout the year and welcome speculative applications.

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Additional career opportunities

Work experience

Simpsons Malt offers work experience placements to students at schools close to both Berwick-upon-Tweed and Tivetshall. Due to the nature of the business, more positions are available at harvest time. Applications for work experience positions are always welcome.

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Apprenticeships throughout the company do become regularly available. We select from applications made speculatively in the previous year and also following advertising within local secondary schools.

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Internships and graduate traineeships are occasionally available within the company.

“The secret to Simpsons’ here in Tivetshall is the support that we get from Berwick, the support that we get from being a family company. I think that everyone here is very proud of the fact that it’s a family company and feels a part of that family. Simpsons Malt is a company that people do want to come and join.”
Nick Archer, Site General Manager, Tivetshall Maltings, Norfolk

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