Founded by Thomas Hutchinson in 1956, Tayto Group is the largest British-owned crisp and snack manufacturer, producing over five million packs a day across our seven UK sites including our original factory at Tandragee Castle in the rolling hills of Northern Ireland.
Still family-owned, our portfolio of much-loved brands has grown to include Golden Wonder, Mr Porky, REAL Crisps, The Real Pork Crackling Company, Midland Snacks, Jonathan Crisp and of course Tayto, Northern Ireland’s number one crisp brand. We also manufacture an extensive range of private label crisps and snacks for almost all the UK’s major retailers as well as exporting to every continent.
Ryan Carlton (Finance)
I started at Tayto Group in June 2014 as an apprentice. This gave me a great opportunity to progress with my studies and gain new experiences within a work environment at the same time. I completed my Business & Administration Level 3 NVQ in August 2015 and have been working at Tayto Group ever since. I wasn’t sure on how to progress further when finishing my A-Levels, however going through the apprenticeship scheme and Tayto employing me full time - it has honestly been a life changing experience for me.
Robert Dunn (Finance)
I first started working for Tayto as a factory student temp over the summer holidays as I completed my studies at university; on graduating I expressed my interests in completing an accountancy qualification with Tayto. I am now on an apprenticeship scheme where I am working towards becoming a CIMA qualified accountant. Working for Tayto has given me the direction I needed after graduation.
Jack Young (Engineering)
I have worked at the Tayto Group for two years and in my time I have progressed from agency staff on production and now working towards being a qualified Engineer. The company has a clear path of progression for apprenticeships with the current plan to continue the intake of engineering apprentices. Since I have been studying engineering at Tresham College, I have learned a solid base of theory and practical skills which I’m now able to apply within my workplace. The apprenticeship process is a great opportunity to start learning a trade while earning money.
Aaron Talbot (IT)
I’ve been at Tayto for 5 years now. I started out on a level 2 IT apprenticeship and followed on with level 3. Once I completed my apprentice, Tayto continued my employment and even now are helping me further myself with different qualifications. I started out building computers and general maintenance. I now work on the support desk on tackling issues within the company with the occasional travel between sites.