Job Summary

  • Full time Quality Controller required to join a small team in our packhouse in Five Oak Green, Tonbridge.  You will be providing support to the Senior Quality Controllers. 
  • Pay: £9.00 to £9.65 per hour depending on experience
  • Hours: 7:15 to 16:00 weekdays, plus weekend cover on a rota basis


Job Description

  • Responsible for daily procedures as per written instructions in Quality Manuals
  • Responsible for equipment calibration procedures as per written instructions in Quality Manuals
  • Carry out training of trainee QCs and QC Assistants
  • Carry out training of packing staff – especially regarding quality standards.
  • Daily maintenance of standard operating procedures to comply with customer and legal requirements
  • Cover for other Quality Controllers and Assistants as required
  • Working with the QC team to ensure an efficient, legally compliant and safe working environment
  • To wear PPE as required by food safety and health & safety policies and procedures
  • To attend training courses as and when required
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested


Qualifications & Experience

  • Basic IT skills are desirable
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good levels of maths and English
  • Previous experience of top fruit and QC work is desirable     


The Company

Adrian Scripps Ltd is a farming and packing company, based between Tonbridge and Paddock Wood. Due to location, own transport will be required. 



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    This is the definitive English cooking apple which is green with a white flesh and which cooks down to a tart puree. It is great for pies and toppings as well as baked apple. It is available all the year round.

    Gala Apples


    The most popular apple in the UK. A super dessert apple which not only looks good but is very tasty and available from October to April in all multiples and green grocers.

    Red Prince Apples

    Adrian Scripps Red Prince Apple

    This is a superb looking bright red apple which is both sweet and juicy and stores well.

    Braeburn Apples

    Braeburn Apple

    A great bi-coloured variety that combines sweetness and acidity giving a very rich tangy taste. A family favourite.

    Kanzi Apples

    Kanzi Apples

    A Gala – Braeburn cross which has an extremely attractive bright pink blush. It is slightly acidic but with great sugar balance. Find out more here

    Conference Pears

    Conference Pears

    This is by far the most widely cultivated pear in North west Europe due to its good flavour characteristics due to its higher sugars and its excellent storage properties. It can be eaten at any stage of ripening from crisp to very ripe depending upon ones taste.


    Adrian Scripps ltd Black currant bush, close up the berriesHere at Adrian Scripps Ltd we have been growing blackcurrants continuously for the high vitamin C Ribena drink since the 1960’s.

    We grow a succession of varieties on 80 ha on four of our farms to enable a timely harvest, so ensuring the best quality berries are used for making  the juice.

    We grow Ben Gairn, Avon, Dorain, Hope and Tirran.




    In addition to the fruit crops, we also grow approx. 300ha of arable  crops in the Medway valley and East Kent.

    Crops grown include winter wheat, spring beans and oil seed rape in rotation. All crops are grown to the Assured Produce protocol. All crops in west Kent are stored in our grainstore facilities.

    In addition, we are members of the Entry Level Scheme with wild bird mixes, pollen and nectar areas, buffer strips, low input grasslands and over wintered stubbles.

    We also manage over 25 ha of woodland.



    A traditional apple variety with an attractive crimson-red, almost purple skin, and white flesh. Sweet and crisp Flavour



    This very distinctive apple has a great taste to match. It’s crunchy with a floral aroma and sweet, tangy flavour with the added benefit of not browning after cutting making it not only great for eating but also ideal for salads or lunchboxes.


    Great wine starts with great fruit and we are proud to grow grapes that are  part of the English sparkling wine revolution


    Tesco Eat Happy

    We believe it is important to promote the healthy natural alternative to sweets that Apples can provide and this starts with education at a young age. That is why we support the Tesco Eat Happy Project by offering school visits or talks. If your school is interested in visiting why not click on the ‘Tesco Eat Happy Logo’ to learn more

     It’s not just about the great benefits of apples either. We are championing the great potential for a career in the fruit industry. That’s why we were delighted to be recognised with the Work Experience: Outstanding Employer Contribution award by EBP Kent. If you are interested in work experience why not Contact Us for more information 

    Alternatively everyone is invited to come and see what we do at Open Farm Sunday. Held annually in June, we, like 1000s of other farmers across the country open our gates to the public. Keep checking the website for details of the next event

     We are also proud to sponsor Capel Cricket Club  



    Harvesting at the right time and only picking the best quality is key to maintain the freshness, flavour and eating quality of our fruit.

    This is backed up by the use the latest computerised storage technology. Adrian Scripps Ltd. has one of the largest and most modern controlled atmosphere storage complexes in the UK. We operate a total of 77 chambers capable of holding 15,000 tonnes (45,000 bins) of fruit in Ultra Low Oxygen conditions. The stores are designed to cool the fruit and establish U.L.O. conditions post harvest in the shortest possible time.

    Within each individual chamber Ethylene removal as well as controlled atmosphere technology is used to balance the natural gases of respiration. This means the fruit can be maintained in excellent condition until the desired marketing period.

    The latest computerised equipment continually monitors the storage conditions. With regular sampling of the fruit by our technical team we are able to ensure it is in its optimum condition when supplied to our customers.



    Adrian Scripps Ltd has just invested in brand new state of the art MAF- Roda pre-grader, utilising the most modern technology and recent advances in computerised colour, size and blemish sorting. Adrian Scripps Ltd have also invested in new packing lines and are able to grade and pack several varieties and product lines daily. Typically 15 tonnes of fruit an hour can be graded and packed into a range customer packs and standards.Pre-packing facilities allow the packing of poly bags, over-wrap packs and flo-wraps to match our customers’ individual requirements.

    An experienced and motivated team ensures that all packed product meets customer standards and reaches the consumer in perfect condition. Through our traceability system the origin of fruit can be traced from the supermarket shelf back to the orchard where it was grown.


    Very Juicy with Strong Crunch, vibrant colours and giving a fantastic rush of sweet tart and pear drop tastes.