If you’ve recently lost your job or are thinking about retraining, then it’s a good idea to do some research about which companies are hiring.

We work with a lot of individuals who are looking to retrain and forklift truck training is a popular choice. Many of these individuals are interested in finding out which companies employ forklift truck drivers in the local area.

So in this week’s blog article we are going to look at the top 5 forklift employers in Fife.

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Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

The company has several bottling and blending plants in Scotland and they have one in Leven, Fife. It is estimated that 1400 different products are produced at the Leven site, and are shipped to 180 countries. There is around 200 million litres of alcohol on site at any one time. The Leven factory is well-known for producing Smirnoff vodka and Gordon’s gin.

Diageo are one company to keep in mind when it comes to looking for forklift truck opportunities.


The Amazon fulfilment centre in Dunfermline is the biggest in the UK and is actually the size of 14 football pitches.

Amazon are the biggest online retailers in the world and the amount of parcels that leave this warehouse everyday is mind boggling.

Look out for job opportunities online and in the local press.

Havelock Europa plc

For over 50 years, Havelock Europa has been a key player in the interiors market, both in the UK and internationally. They provide design, manufacture, kitting, logistics and installation of furniture.

They have an office at John Smith Business Park near Fife Retail Park in Kirkcaldy.

This another employer in the Fife area to consider when it comes to forklift truck opportunities.

Kettle Produce

Kettle Produce Ltd was established in 1985 by two farming families from Fife, Scotland. They have vast experience in vegetable production and have been growing in partnership since 1976.

There are now over 50 farmers growing in partnership with Kettle Produce Ltd. They supply a range of products that support the four main categories of the business. They are roots, brassicas, salads and prepared vegetables.

The supply of vegetables from Kettle Produce Ltd isn’t confined to Scotland. In 2003, Kettle Produce Esp¡na SL was formed as a joint venture based in Murcia, Spain. There are also several strategic supply partnerships with major growers in England, France, Spain and Portugal. In total, there are over 6,000 hectares of crops grown across the UK and Continental Europe.

Kettle Produce Ltd has two main sites of production, Balmalcolm and Orkie which are located two miles apart. The Balmalcolm site operations include Brassicas, salads and prepared vegetables and is also the centre for the administrative function. The Orkie site incorporates all root washing, grading and packing.

Kettle Produce are one of the main employers in Fife and should be on your list to contact.

Carr’s Flour

Carrs Flour Mills is a thriving 21st century business dating back 180 years ago. Today they process approximately 300,000 tonnes of wheat a year at Silloth, Maldon and Kirkcaldy.

They source wheat from both home and abroad, and have invested heavily in the latest milling technology. They supply everyone from home and independent bakers to retail multiples and major food retailers.

In 2013 Carr’s opened a new mill in Kirkcaldy and are a good company to keep in mind if you’re looking for forklift jobs.

There you have it, the top 5 forklift employers in Fife, good luck with your retraining and job search.

Get in touch if I can help in anyway.

Anna Mcarthur
Training Manager
Fife Training Services