Turkey farm exposed by Oakeshott for no job advertising
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Isabel Oakeshott was praised for her no-nonsense attack on a turkey farmer who appeared on Good Morning Britain claiming he was struggling to find staff.Farmer Paul Kelly told the programme he has seen disruptions to his business because there is a shortage of staff and did not have enough packers to send his good to retailers.But Ms Oakeshott left him speechless after she exposed his company for not advertising any jobs, adding she has been in contact with Mr Kelly’s company and Mr Kelly himself looking for work but has not heard a reply.
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Turkey farmer slams ’employ locally’ saying youngsters don’t want work Mr Kelly appeared on Good Morning Britain and said he and many other farmers were being forced to cull their animals.
He explained pigs and chickens were being killed because there are not enough staff to pack them to be sold in shops.
The farmer said it was the “only reason” for the shortages and suggested Brexit was the reason for the shortfall.
Mr Kelly added “they were here last year” before pointing out he now had shortages.
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Isabell Oakeshott told Paul Kelly she could not find any jobs on his website (Image: ITV)
Paul Kelly was left lost for words at the revelation (Image: ITV) But Ms Oakeshott who was on as a guest could be seen shaking her head at Mr Kelly’s assessment.
She told the show: “I am absolutely intrigued as to where you advertise your jobs because when I found out I was going to be debating you today I tried to get a job at your farm.
“I looked high and low, I’ve searched the internet for vacancies at your company.
“I cannot find a single advert to work on your farm.
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Labour shortages have caused issues for some sectors (Image: Getty) “I took it a step further, I actually rang up your company and I asked your people whether they have any jobs going.
“They didn’t know and they suggested I emailed you.”
Ms Oakeshott added she did email Mr Kelly but has not heard anything back from him.
She concluded if he was so desperate for workers then perhaps he should advertise his roles better.
Mr Kelly was left stunned and scrambling for a reply as Ms Oakeshott exposed him on live TV.
The farmer came back and suggested if she really wanted to work on the farm she was welcome to join him for a few days.
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