Hotel Chocolat has launched a recruitment drive to create over 100 new permanent jobs at its Huntingdon manufacturing site.
The Hadley Park site, which already employs 275 people, is seeking to employ an additional 140 people.
The move will support the ongoing expansion of the site from 45,000 sq ft to 195,000 sq ft by 2026.
Hotel Chocolat produces around 250 million chocolates each year.
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“Hotel Chocolat is on an exciting journey so we are heavily investing in our Huntingdon site to make it the ‘center of excellence’ for chocolate production,” Hotel Chocolat site manufacturing manager Ollie Hughes said.
“It will look remarkably different as it evolves over the next five years, and we are over the moon to be boosting the local job economy at the same time. It’s a great time to join us.”
He added: “We are looking for people who want to be part of the Hadley Park family. Whether it’s working with our hot chocolate ranges or innovation products, there’s lots of opportunity for development and learning new skills.
“Be it the production, engineering, hygiene or mixing department – everyone plays a key part and we can’t wait for this next stage of growth.”
The move follows the chocolatier launching its partnership with Waitrose earlier this year, which will see the grocer sell a selection of the chocolatiers products in its branches and online.
Waitrose announced the new partnership will feature Hotel Chocolat’s boxed chocolate selections, vegan ranges, alcoholic drinks and its Velvetiser hot chocolate maker.