Discover Our Businesses, Roles & Apprenticeship Programmes

Our Businesses

Our UK business has its headquarters in Redhill, Surrey and here you’ll find, both UK businesses serving different sectors of the dairy market.


Lactalis UK & Ireland represents the cheese, butter and cream-making side of our business, delighting consumers with tasty products from brands such as Galbani, Seriously®, Leerdammer and Président.


Lactalis Nestlé Chilled Dairy (LNCD) is a joint venture business, formed between the Lactalis Group and multinational food business Nestlé in 2006. LNCD specialises in chilled yogurt and dessert products.


Discover the breadth of roles available across our businesses

Whatever the profession, qualification, or position, we are committed to helping each employee grow throughout their career.

We offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities at all levels of the organisation and across all business functions.

Take a look at some of our interesting teams and the work they do:


Are you skilled in analysis and persuasion? Do you like working in multidisciplinary teams and would like to have a real impact on the company’s performance?

Our Marketers bring the consumer to the heart of the business to create meaningful relationships with brands to deliver incremental value and ensure long-term brand health.

They do this via:

  • Creating brand affinity
  • Uncovering real consumer insights
  • Developing innovative products
  • Meaningful brand experiences


Our IT team support and speed up our transformation and growth by putting in place the projects and solutions that are necessary for our business to evolve.

They provide daily service and support to our business and drive process optimisation.
Discover a fascinating world.

The team:

  • Provide excellent service and support that allows people to work daily.
  • Deliver System change and improvements depending on business needs and priority (important stuff first), on time and to budget.
  • Anticipate change needs and ensure there are no gaps between Operating Systems and team knowledge
  • Ensure our system is permanently updated to the latest technology and is as competitive as possible vs. the market and competitors.
  • Promote the use of single data entry points wherever possible
  • Support teams to get insight from data and develop user-friendly reports/reporting.


At Lactalis we believe that people make the difference. Our strength and success is built around strong leadership and a united culture built around the Lactalis values of Ambition, Commitment & with Simplicity.

In the UK business we have 4 key pillars for HR to deliver, and to help our people to grow:

Prepare People for Growth.

  • Identify internal talent who are the leaders of the future
  • Recruit the best talent
  • Ensure people are trained appropriately in the Lactalis business model and values

Develop Leadership Skills.

  • Define the behaviours we require
  • Train Leaders effectively
  • Develop engagement at all levels

Build appropriate reward and retention policies to retain talented people.

  • Reward and retain the best people
  • Effectively engage our workforce

Leverage the Lactalis values and business model.

  • Develop the values deep into the culture of the business
  • Train people in the Lactalis way

Commercial / Sales

Do you like a challenge? Are you determined with good communication and interpersonal skills? In the commercial team, you will be at the heart of our business.

Our goal is to be recognised by our customers as a leading provider of shopper-based solutions that drive mutual profitable growth across our brands & own label. We are focused on understanding our customer’s business, having positive multi-level engagement, finding common ground & providing simple insight-led solutions.

The ambition is to develop long term partnerships with our customers based upon the breadth of our portfolio, the strength of our category & shopper insights & our proactive “can do” approach to business. As a team we are experts in all channels & drive growth ahead of the average across Grocery, Convenience, Discounters, Value Retailers, Online and Food.

The team is goal-orientated, makes decisions based on sound commercial judgments & with an ROI mindset with the aim of always keeping it simple. We take a strategic approach to building commercial strategies, have a training plan to improve sales capability & we grow our leaders of the future by investing in succession planning.

Supply Chain

The Supply Chain team aim to offer a high service solution, delivering the right products, to the right place, at the right time, whilst complying with the Group’s high quality requirements and optimising costs and environmental impact.

We encourage and embed a high performance team culture, with a continuous improvement mindset, whilst utilising our relationship with key suppliers and customers to tailor innovative and forward-thinking supply chain solutions.

Our strategic thrusts are:

  • Delivering great service to new routes to market
  • Building and leveraging excellent customer collaborative relationships within supply chain
  • Challenging all of our manufacturing sites to increase agility for the UK market
  • Delivering a “fit-for-the-future” logistics solution


Guaranteeing the stringent quality requirements of our products, protecting the health and safety of our consumers and our employees, managing the impact our activities have on the environment: this is what motivates our Quality and Laboratory teams every day.

Are you thorough, do you seek continued improvement and have good interpersonal skills? Then discover a field of expertise that will allow you to interact with all departments.

The Quality Department’s main function is to ensure that our products are safe, of the best quality and comply with all legal requirements. The team work cross-functionally to achieve business objectives, analysing results to anticipate and raise alerts when there are problems.

They seek positive, simple and pragmatic business solutions which are long-lasting and prevent recurrence and influence others to do the same. They focus on the business priorities and the things that add value seeking continuous improvements in results, product quality, business processes and levels of service. They give our internal & external customers and consumers excellent service and support and safeguard the essentials within the organisation.

They are committed to delivering this by applying:

  • Passion – in everything they do
  • Enthusiasm – support & influence colleagues, find solutions
  • Challenging – does it add value? Right 1st time
  • Progression – continuous improvement & building on our expertise
  • Excellence – great customer & consumer service
  • Control – minimising risks & driving consistency


Finance is an essential business partner working across functions providing analytical insights for the management of business performance, future planning and delivery of the company strategy.

The finance team is responsible for protecting and creating value while ensuring financial controls, integrity, compliance and returns on investment.

We are dedicated to the retention and development of our people through both on-the-job and professional training.


Driven by a strong performance culture and stringent quality requirements, our production and R&D teams work enthusiastically every day to design, manufacture and package healthy, tasty products that are consumed across UK homes.

Are you drawn to work in an operational environment, are you resourceful with an eye for detail?

Then reveal your potential and develop your expertise alongside our committed teams.


Do you have the will to get results, have excellent analytical, negotiation, and interpersonal skills?

By joining our team, you will progress in an environment that’s international in scope and will be in constant contact with different people from inside and outside the company.

Your challenge? To enable trouble-free operations for all entities within the Group by negotiating procurement of ingredients, packaging, supplies, equipment, and various other services.


Nurturing the talent of the future


As a company with a global scale that prides itself on developing talent from within, we can offer employees early responsibility in their careers, and provide opportunities for personal development that reward performance.

We’re continuing our commitment to develop future talent through our established Internship and Apprenticeship programmes. 

We currently have 5 apprentices working in our cheddar factories in Stranraer and our established head office intern programme:

Engineering Apprentices

In our cheddar factories in Stranraer, we have two Engineering Apprentices. Their apprenticeship takes approximately 4 years with day release to college in years 1 and 2 and then they will complete a Modern Apprenticeship coupled with gaining significant experience and developing a portfolio in years 3 and 4.

Further Studies

Also in Stranraer, we have a long-serving member of staff currently studying for a postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management (part time) at the University of Strathclyde.

Eden Programme

We have two Process Support roles in our cheese & powder operations in Stranraer. Whilst learning our manufacturing processes, the recruits are also studying via distance learning for a foundation degree in Dairy Technology at University Centre Reaseheath.

Head Office Intern Intake

We are also increasing our intake of interns who work for us as part of a 4-year university degree. In 2023, we recruited 7 interns.