Largest private employer in North Devon needs workers


A North Devon company that has seen over 40% growth in demand for its products over the past year is looking for staff to join its team as the business grows.

Pall Ilfracombe, the district’s largest private employer, offers many job opportunities in engineering, quality assurance and production, as well as support roles.

Peter Brocklesby, Plant Manager, said: “The past year has seen a massive increase in demand from our customers, which has created many job and career opportunities. Our work in vaccines and drug therapy is a huge part of what we do.

Jonathan Edwards at work in production at Pall Ilfracombe
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“There is no doubt that the products we make in Ilfracombe play an important role in improving our daily lives, as well as our global health. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of then we would love to hear from you.

Part of the multinational Pall Corporation, the Ilfracombe plant specializes in filtration and separation. Products made in Ilfracombe help protect and purify a wide range of foods, drinks, drugs and vaccines of all kinds.

Pall Corporation has factories located all over the world. With more than 800 employees currently working at the Ilfracombe plant, Pall Ilfracombe is the company’s largest global manufacturing site. As well as having various workplace incentives, the bosses also run tours of Hocking’s to deliver free ice cream to staff and are known to buy fish and chips for everyone.

Acorn Recruitment at Barnstaple is the company’s employment partner and handles all applications for available positions. Noel Hoare, Acorn Recruitment, said, “Acorn is proud to work with Pall Corporation to help them manage their recruitment for these vital positions. We have partnered with Pall for several years and have come to appreciate his work regionally, nationally and globally more than ever since the arrival of Covid-19. We therefore invite anyone who wants to work for a company where you can learn and develop your full potential, and help make a difference, to apply.

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