Employment Opportunities

THURNE is an international market leader in innovative slicing and automation systems for the bacon, meat and cheese processing industry. We design, develop, manufacture and service our food processing equipment that is commissioned throughout the world. 

Our manufacturing headquarters is located in Norwich, United Kingdom, and our North American sales and service division is located in Chicago, IL. THURNE is part of the Middleby Corporation with its headquarters in Elgin, IL.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team and serve our growing installed base.

Current vacancies

Marketing & Sales Apprenticeship

Thurne are looking for a Marketing & Sales Apprentice to join their team in Norwich! You will be responsible for participating, contributing and assisting in all aspects of the Global communications and marketing activities of the company whilst working towards a Marketing Assistant L3 Apprenticeship.


  1. To participate in and contribute on the design, copywriting and production of sales literature, newsletters, social media, advertisements and PR campaigns.
  2. Assist with the administration of the Sales & Service Departments Customer Relationship Management system (Zoho).
  3. To participate in the maintenance of the local website including Search Engine Optimisation.
  4. Assist with the production of support material including the continued development and administration of the company’s “Sales Tool”, videos and sourcing competitive intelligence.
  5. To participate in and contribute on the planning and execution of customer webinars/local exhibitions/events and liaise with corporate exhibitions/events.
  6. Assist with the drafting of customer proposals including supporting costing and capacity workings.
  7. To participate in and contribute to the continued development of the department procedures and best practices.


  1. Excellent communication and listening skills
  2. Excellent IT skills: Word & Excel essential, Wordpress, Adobe Creative Suite, Solidworks modelling or similar beneficial
  3. Language an advantage


  1. Has a creative flair
  2. Flexible & self-motivated
  3. Can work as part of a team or individually
  4. Goal driven
  5. Can demonstrate they are open to learning


  1. Maths and English – Essential grades C/4 or higher
  2. Technical, Graphical or Art subject - Desirable


A permanent position may be available for the right candidate following successful completion of the Apprenticeship.


Please submit your application to:

Human Resources Department
Thurne-Middleby Ltd
Pinetrees Road
United Kingdom

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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