Our Employees

Lakeland Dairies is a successful and growing co-operative business providing high quality employment to more than 700 people across our three operating divisions and organisational support functions. We also support thousands of jobs on farms and in local businesses across 15 counties. 

Our valued employees are key to the future success and sustainability of Lakeland Dairies.Their commitment, contribution and talents are essential to our business.  

Our customers are at the centre of everything that we do. Everyone at Lakeland Dairies is there either directly or indirectly to support the customer.

We are committed to ensuring that:

  • Employees can and do work safely
  • Everyone has the opportunity for personal and professional growth
  • Our work  environment is one where innovation and creativity are encouraged and allowed to flourish
  • We offer market competitive remuneration

We seek people who are committed, ambitious and results orientated with a passion for success.  If you feel you have what it takes to become part of our team and to develop your potential, please go to our Career Opportunities page to apply now.

What our people say:

I joined Lakeland Dairies in 1986 and since then I have seen tremendous growth and development across the business.  However, despite that growth the company has continued to remain a very personable organisation where everyone from the CEO down knows everyone else on a first name basis.

Lakeland Dairies is a co-operative business owned by farmers.  It has a strong connection to the community and is definitely an organisation where ambition is met by opportunity.

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I started working with Lakeland Dairies in May 2013 and I am currently working in one of the Quality Laboratories. My role is very busy and varied with great scope for learning and acquiring new skills.  People in Lakeland Dairies are always willing to help and to ensure that if you encounter a difficulty then you will be supported in finding the right solution.

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I’m now over four years working with Lakeland Dairies and during that time I have gained a great deal of experience and knowledge. My colleagues and management are terrific to work with and always supportive.  The company is very committed to developing and upskilling its employees to ensure the future success of the Co-operative and it has a variety of supportive HR programmes in place to achieve this.

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My job is to provide support to our farmers to help them to achieve the best quality milk that they can produce.  Our milk suppliers are at the centre of what makes our business successful because of the high quality of milk they supply to us. Working with our farmers is highly rewarding as this is the first stage of the process that delivers quality products to our customers all around the world.” 

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