Join the Cranstons team

Cranstons employ a dedicated team of over 150 people across our head office, retail shops, kitchens and production centre. We are committed to developing each team member and strongly believe in offering our employees opportunities to grow and progress. If you feel you have what it takes to join the Cranstons team please have a look through our current vacancies.

What can you expect as a Cranstons Employee

• Opportunities to progress (many of our current senior managers started in junior positions).
• Quality training for team members at all levels of the business.
• 20% off within any of our shops for you and your household.
• A down-to-earth respectful culture where everyone is given a voice.



“Fed up of split shifts and evening work in the catering industry I joined Cranstons as a mature apprentice. It’s been a great move for me and for my young family, I’m now a fully trained butcher and manage Cranstons Orton Grange Food Hall. It’s a really supportive friendly company with plenty of opportunities for progression.”

Chris Russell – Cranstons Orton Grange manager

  • Cafe Oswald’s Sous Chef


    Cafe Oswald's at Cranstons Cumbrian Food Hall, Ullswater Rd, Penrith


    Hours are also negotiable as we’re committed to finding the right person- even if full time hours don’t suit you!

    The Role:

    If you’re passionate about food, enjoy working in a small team and prefer daytime hours then this is the job for you! Cafe Oswald's is evolving (see our Instagram feed- @ Oswalds_cranstons1914) and we are looking for a talented creative cook/chef to further develop our menus ahead of a re-fit later this year. Salary is negotiable and will be based on experience and flexibility £18500 -£23500.


    Ideal candidates will have a good knowledge of food and will be able to demonstrate kitchen competence in a work based trial.

    Please attach a covering letter with your application and send to

  • Production Workers Required


    Cranstons Production Unit, Ullswater Rd, Penrith, Cumbria


    40 hours a week Monday- Friday.
    Details can be discussed.

    The Role:

    Working as a general assistant across various food production departments,
    (including, sausage, pies, salad and sandwich production).


    Previous experience preferable but not essential as training will be given.
    The successful applicant will enjoy working as part of a team in a busy environment.

How to apply

If you require further information regarding our vacancies please ring our head office, telephone number 01768 868 680 or email . Applications can be submitted through the e-form on this page, e-mailed to the address above or sent to Cranstons Head Office, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7EH.

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