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Manufacturing Apprentice - BURY - immediate start

Do you like working ‘hands on’? Are you interested in developing your career with a global manufacturing company, but keen to stay local to Bury?  Are you looking to earn while you learn? If you have answered yes, then look at our Manufacturing Apprenticeship.

About the Role

Essity offers the opportunity for you to join a health and hygiene fast-moving consumer goods business which embraces both innovation and diversity with the goal of making a difference to people’s lives. We manufacture many leading brands – Cushelle, Velvet, Plenty, Tork and Bodyform to name a few.

Our manufacturing teams are key to ensuring our customers receive the highest quality tissue from our production site in Bury.  Working as part of our paper making team you will receive both academic and on-the-job training to equip you with the skills to be an active member of the team.  There is so much technically to learn about our process – our paper machines are surprisingly large (can fill a large sports hall) and complex (running speeds faster than motorway speed limits).

We're looking for people who embody our values, aren't afraid to challenge, innovate, experiment and move at a fast pace. We're always looking for ways to improve our products and ourselves. If this is you, we'd love to hear from you.

What You Will Do

Our Manufacturing Apprenticeship will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to become an expert process operator working on our industrial scale paper machines. You will spend time learning theory and how to operate all parts of the paper production machinery as well as being able to give input on how you think we can do things better in the future.

You will study for a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification in Performing Engineering Operations and Business Improvement Techniques, as well as industry specific papermaking qualifications. These courses will be undertaken whilst working on-the-job and in block release training events. Throughout the programme you will have the support of an assessor.

This will allow you to develop your skills through a mix of on-the-job training and academic study. 

You will start your apprenticeship working Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week and will move to working a shift pattern when you meet the appropriate skill level and legal age requirements.

If this is the case, you will be given appropriate time off to attend college.

This is a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn.

Who are you?

We would love to hear from you if you have;

  • A minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grades 4 / C including maths, English and a science (essential)
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • A logical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written
  • A flexible but solutions focussed approach
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Key to success for this apprenticeship is to have the ability to balance time between studies and work to ensure success in both.

What We Can Offer You

As an apprentice of today you will become one of our experts of tomorrow. As a global health and hygiene company we are constantly innovating to stay ahead. We take employee development seriously and constantly invest in our people. In return we offer an excellent salary, plus competitive pension scheme, holidays, healthcare provision and bonus opportunity.


We will shortlist your application based on you meeting the academic criteria, together with demonstrating how you meet the behaviours that are important to us.

If successful, this role is scheduled to start as soon as possible.

What are you waiting for? Kickstart your future and apply online now!

At Essity, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose.

Collaborative and caring Work Environment | Empowerment | Job Impact | Work with a Powerful Purpose | Individual Learning and Development | Health & Safety | Social Responsibility | Innovation

Manufacturing Apprentice - BURY - immediate start

Bury, UK
Manchester, UK
Burnley, UK
Intermediate Apprenticeship

Published on 4 Sep 2020

Deadline 3 Oct 2020