Trainee Technical Assistant – Raw Materials

Full time
About Natoora

We are a fast-growing company with a clear mission: to revolutionise the food system.

With hubs in London, Paris, Milan, Barcelona, New York and Los Angeles - as well as our own regenerative farm in Cornwall - we’re creating access to consciously-produced and grown food at a scale unparalleled by anyone else in the industry. Since 2004, we have been building a unique supply chain that connects chefs and home cooks alike to an ever-growing community of independent growers, farmers and producers.

With four stores across London and our own concessions at Eataly and Selfridges, we’re creating access to consciously-produced and grown food at a scale unparalleled by anyone else in the industry. Our Counter concept at Fulham Road and Notting HIll is pioneering a totally new idea in café culture - that you don’t have to compromise on flavour or sustainability to eat a quick, nutritious meal. Serving up a radically seasonal and totally traceable menu, everything is made by us from scratch, using ingredients sourced straight from growers and producers in our own community.

Education of the consumer is at the core of our mission, with flavour the key to unlocking that knowledge. Once tasted, we can encourage home cooks to eat a wider variety of fruit & vegetables, and help them to understand the positive influence they can have over the food system as a whole.

About the Job

We believe that the most important part of our business is to provide farm to fork traceability. In this role you will have the opportunity to positively impact our traceability system and the business by working closely with our suppliers, growers and farmers.

As a Trainee Technical Assistant you will be trained to take responsibility for overseeing and implementing our supply chain activities and supporting other tasks related to our team. You will engage with our buying teams and supply base from the moment you start. Our ultimate goal is to have a transparent field to fork traceability system. A successful Technical Assistant will thrive in a fast-paced environment and will have a strong passion for food safety.

  • Train to look after the global Raw Materials section within the Safety Department.
  • To ensure that all documents are received from the supplier and placed onto our approved suppliers database.
  • To review all documents on our database to ensure all documents are current.
  • To produce detailed specifications for new and existing raw ingredients and finished products.
  • To update our Raw Materials Database with new products.
  • To update the allergen matrix.
  • To conduct raw material risk assessments.
  • To maintain a record of all foreign bodies found in raw materials along with any relevant investigation in the factory.
  • To provide appropriate levels of raw material performance feedback to the relevant members of the technical team.
  • Active involvement in customer complaint investigations/meetings.
  • Conduct traceability exercises on site and challenge our suppliers to trace products back to farm.
  • Assist in sample collection for laboratory testing.
  • Assist in Audit preparation and other general tasks as required by the business.

Full training will be provided for the right candidate.
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm (1 hour for lunch) – occasional night shift to visit suppliers at Covent Garden Market.


Head office - Bermondsey

  • Cost-price fruit & vegetables - we don’t profit from sales to our own team members
  • Your birthday off*
  • Pension scheme
  • Subsidised lunch - made with the same seasonal produce we supply to chefs
  • CODE Hospitality membership, getting you up to 50% off at London and the UK’s leading restaurants*
  • Cycle to Work scheme*
  • Season Ticket Loan*
  • Kitchen stocked from our own growers and producers - including Estate Dairy milk and butter - as well as from our Spa Terminus neighbours Monmouth & Little Bread Pedlar

*Once you’ve hit the 6 month mark

Email your CV to and tell us why you want to join the team.

Our vision for a better food system is built on real human relationships and a diversity of experience, perspective and ideas. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

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