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At GA Pet Food Partners, we are committed to investing in the future. From manufacturing innovation to the ongoing support of our partners. In order to develop a sustainable future for GA, we have jobs available for talented people who want to join our family.

GA Pet Food Partners mission is to make and deliver the world’s finest pet food. With 2,000 partner brands located worldwide, we strive to meet the demands and exceed expectations. The organisation’s core values are Quality, Innovation, and Integrity; these values are embedded throughout the company and are intrinsic to everything we do.

We have many varied job vacancies for exceptional people. At GA Pet Food Partners, we pride ourselves upon having a diverse and multi-cultural background with colleagues joining the GA family from all over the world.

The company’s expertise and constant investment in innovative R&D brings a stream of new product development, which the partner brands can seize and take to market with tremendous success. GA has grown tremendously over the last few years as a family-owned business, and we are looking ambitiously towards further extensive growth.

At GA Pet Food Partners, we pride ourselves on having a diverse and multicultural background, with colleagues from all over the world joining the GA family. However, GA is also keen to recruit local talent to support the local community and give opportunities to people residing in the North West of England. GA welcomes new people who desire to make a difference and have the work ethic to deliver.

If you are interested in becoming part of the GA Family, we would like to invite you to send your current CV to our Career Development and Recruitment Manager, along with a brief description of the role you are looking for.

Please note that we do not accept job recruitment agency inquiries. We will only contact individuals whom we wish to engage with.

GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer. Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK. The positions advertised below are open to both internal and external candidates.

Best Companies Awards

GA Pet Food Partners is proud to have been awarded the Best Companies Very Good To Work For 2023 Award. The b-Heard Survey invites our colleagues to score 70 statements about their well-being, pay and benefits, personal growth, team, leadership and much more. It is scored on a seven-point scale that allows for more nuanced responses than an agree/disagree model or five-point scale. This, combined with Best Companies unique 8-factor model, provides GA with a structured and accurate insight into how our colleagues feel. The b-Heard Survey is strictly confidential, allowing our colleagues to give honest responses without fear of reprisal.

Once the survey is complete, GA receives a Best Companies Index (BCI) score, which measures workplace engagement. If the BCI score is high enough, GA earns accreditation. Very Good To Work For 1 Star Accreditation is a significant achievement that shows an organisation is taking workplace engagement seriously. Awarded to organisations with a BCI score of at least 659.5, the 1-star accreditation signifies ‘very good’ levels of workplace engagement.

GA is also delighted to announce that we have been awarded not only the Very Good To Work For award but also rated in the top 100 of the best large companies to work for in the UK, the Top 75 best companies to work for in the North West of England, and one of the Top 10 best companies to work for in manufacturing.

Runshaw College Employer Partnership Board

As part of its commitment to working collaboratively with educational establishments in the vicinity of its sites, GA Pet Food Partners is pleased to announce that it will be joining the Employer Partnership Board (EPB) of Runshaw College.

With campuses in both Leyland and Chorley, Runshaw College has been delivering outstanding teaching and learning since 1974 and offering exceptional pastoral care. As a result, students have access to a wide range of opportunities and experiences to help develop skills that will prepare them fully for higher education and employment.

The EPB was formed to ensure the college continues to offer courses and apprenticeships that will progress its students and meet future labour market requirements. Runshaw is working with employers like GA, at the heart of the community, across various sectors, who can inform them about their industry, future skills needs, skills gaps and opportunities. Employers combined professional input in these areas will feed into Runshaw’s future curriculum plans. New courses and apprenticeship programmes will be researched and sourced using this information, enabling Runshaw to offer the best possible provision to its students.

The purpose of the EPB is:

  • To share key industry information
  • Identify future demand & skills shortages
  • Enhance curriculum & programmes: Sixth Form College, Adult College & Apprenticeships
  • Provide curriculum intent & propose changes from findings

I am delighted that GA Pet Food Partners has become a member of the Employer Partnership Board at Runshaw College. We are proud to work in close collaboration with a broad range of employers so that we can fully understand and meet the future skills needs in our region. Our employer partners enhance and co-create the curriculum so that all our students (whether they are young people, adults or apprentices) are well-prepared for their role in the future workforce.

Clare Russell

Principal & CEO, Runshaw College

Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards – 2022 Large Business Winners and 2023 Family Business Award and Export Award Winners!

The Red Rose Awards is where Lancashire business, commerce and industry are celebrated. It provides the best possible platforms to promote success and encourage inter-trading in the county.

Lancashire Business View created the event to acknowledge business excellence, provide the best possible platforms to share successes, and encourage trade in the county.

GA Pet Food Partners proudly announced we had been awarded the Lancashire Business View Red Rose Award for Large Business in 2022. However, we are even prouder to announce that GA Pet Food Partners has won both the 2023 Export Award and Family Business Award at the 2023 Red Rose Awards.

2022 Red Rose Awards Large Business Award Winner
2023 Red Rose Awards Finalist
2023 Red Rose Awards Export Award Finalist
2023 Red Rose Awards Family Award Finalist

Current Job Vacancies at GA Pet Food Partners

Below are our current job vacancies at GA Pet Food Partners. If you don’t see the position you’re looking for, we would like to invite you to send us an email with your current CV and a description of the job role you are looking for, and our Recruitment team will contact you. Keep checking back to this page for any future job vacancies.

Email our Recruitment team

Mechanical Shift Electrical Engineer

  • GA Profit Share after a service of 2 years, with a Christmas Bonus before joining. 
  • On-site Private Medical Nurse available to colleagues 5 days a week.
  • Life insurance of 3 times the basic annual salary.
  • Colleague discounts on pet food for family and friends.
  • GA Family company events, including our Family Fun Day each summer, access to all clubs and societies, quarterly company magazines, financial support fund available if required, and a community of supportive colleagues. 

Working Hours 

You will work on a rotating 4 week/ 28-day DuPont pattern.

14 shifts in every 28-day period, working a combination of 12-hour day & night shifts with 1 full week off every 4 weeks.

Please email your CVs to:

Closing Date: Mon 18/12/2023

The closing date for this vacancy is Monday, 18th December 2023. However, we may close the vacancy earlier depending on the applications received. GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

We are looking for a Mechanical Shift Electrical Engineer.

Based at our production site in Bretherton, Leyland, you will become a key member of our maintenance department, working on shift alongside a mechanical engineer, conducting preventative maintenance tasks and responding to breakdowns in order to ensure downtime is kept to a minimum. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a wide variety of experience within a successful and growing team, alongside some very experienced engineers.

What skills and qualities are we looking for in a Mechanical Shift Electrical Engineer?

The successful candidate will be able to work within a fast-paced environment. They must demonstrate an ability to cope under pressure at times and be able to use their initiative when required to do so.

  • The ability to understand and fault-find schematic drawings.
  • Experience with inverter drives.
  • Experience working with relay logic and PLCs.
  • A good and practical understanding of operational plant and control.
  • Carry out preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Maintenance background essential.
  • Have extensive electrical experience working in a continuous process environment.
  • Have proven experience with fault finding, including troubleshooting and solving problems.
  • Be conversant with basic PLC logic and inverter drives.
  • You must be able to work using your own initiative.
  • You must be a motivated individual.
  • Assisting with other Mechanical/Operational Departments when required.
  • Training will be provided to the right candidate.
  • 4-week introductory start on days to get you familiarised with the plant.


  • City and Guilds NVQ level 3 in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • A Systematic and methodical approach to problem-solving and applying new engineering ideas.
  • A team worker with good communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Must be able to work under the Health & Safety guidelines.
  • Able to complete risk assessments.
  • Ability to work within a team and independently.


  • Experience using CMMS would be an advantage, but training will be provided.
  • Willing to take on any training that may be required.

Closing Date Mon 18/12/2023