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Join the Lionel Hitchen (Essential Oils) Ltd Team

At LHEO we are passionate about  continuous improvement and our aim is  to be a  World Class Manufacturer. None of that is possible without the commitment and dedication of our excellent staff. We are always looking to recruit the best people to help us work towards our goals. Is that you?

A bit about us

We are a leading supplier of ingredients to the food, beverage, and flavours industries. In 1965, Lionel Hitchen, with twenty years experience of the essential oils industry, established LIONEL HITCHEN (ESSENTIAL OILS) LIMITED to manufacture concentrated citrus oils.

Over the years the business has achieved a strong growth pattern both in volume of citrus oils and by diversification into the manufacture of oleoresins and flavours.

From the beginning our Company's excellent reputation has been based upon:

  • continuity and integrity; these are critical factors in this industry, and the company's clients are totally assured of both
  • production of quality products
  • close collaboration with clients to manufacture to their specifications in complete confidence
  • development of new products to meet the needs of an ever-changing market.

Today, working in a close relationship with long established suppliers, the Company provides a comprehensive manufacturing and bespoke flavour creation service.

Why join us?

It is an exciting time to join LHEO! We are a family owned business that is going from strength to strength and we are looking for the very best colleagues to grow with us. There are also  great perks of working at LHEO.

  • A competitive 25 days holiday allowance to all employees, regardless of their length of service.
  • At LHEO we take pride in looking after our staff. If the worst was to happen when you are employed with us, our life insurance scheme provides life cover of 4 times basic salary.

  • A highly competitive pension scheme offering an employer contribution of up to 10% .

  • LHEO is an environmentally conscious organisation, which acknowledges the impact that its operations may potentially have on the environment. Due to our commitment to being more environmentally conscious we offer a Cycle to Work Scheme.

  • LHEO are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. We have teamed up with a gym in Andover to offer our staff a discounted gym membership.

  • A free eye test to all employees.

  • We know how hard our staff work all year round, so we like to thank our team with a turkey, chicken or selection hamper at Christmas. Enjoy!

  • A weekly delivery of fresh fruit to our canteens as part of our commitment to the health and well-being of our employees.

Do you want to join us?

If you want to be a part of the LHEO journey, have a look at our current job vacancies to the left.  If you don't see a role suitable and your skills are in support roles,  Engineering,  Production or  Food  Technology we would be delighted to receive your CV anyway! Forward your CV, along with a covering letter, to our HR Manager Hazel Toner at  In the subject line of the email put LHEOHR.

LHEO will always acknowledge your application, if you haven't heard from us within 72 hours, there might be a problem in your application coming through our server. We haven't ignored you, call reception on 01962 760815 to let us know that your application has been sent.

 Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for any of our positions

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