Planning Apprentice

Apply From: 12th of September 2019
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Job Description

·Are you looking to earn while you learn? Are you methodical with a meticulous eye for detail? Are you interested in a local apprenticeship scheme but keen to work for a global company? If you have answered yes, then our two-year Planning Apprenticeship may be of interest to you.

About the role

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

Our planning team are responsible for understanding the market forecast, then effectively planning production lines ensuring the availability of raw materials and machine capacity. The team are critical in ensuring our goods are delivered on time to our customers.

What you will do

As a Planning Apprentice you will gain a thorough understanding of the planning process from the procurement of raw materials to the transfer of finished goods to our international distribution centre (IDC). You will learn to use the computer-based planning and reporting tools.

You will support the planning group to create effective plans to meet manufacturing and commercial requirements and analyse complex data to alert planners to risks or potential opportunities.

Day to day you will take part in many activities that contribute to the success of the planning team such as the procurement of raw materials to cover production plans, the creation and processing of orders, month end reconciliation of consignment stocks and production of relevant reports.

Working Monday to Friday you will split your time between on job learning (80%) and academic study (20%) working towards achieving Level 2 and Level 3 diplomas – Introduction to Supply Chain & Operations, via the Institute of Supply Chain Management. The combination of support from a knowledgeable and experienced team and academic study will help you get a head start in your career.

Who are you

We would love to hear from you if you have;

  • 2 A levels at grades A-C (essential) and a degree level qualification (Business Studies or Supply Chain) (desirable)
  • Strong IT literacy with a working knowledge of Microsoft office products, specifically Excel
  • The ability to work well under pressure ensuring deadlines are met and outcomes monitored
  • A logical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • A passion for delivering strong customer service
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written
  • A flexible but solutions focused approach

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. So, if you are flexible, with good planning skills and looking to secure a strong step into an industry which will provide you with many future career opportunities, we’d love to hear from you.

What we can offer you

In return we offer a competitive starting salary and benefits package combined with fully funded study, together with the opportunity to work for a leading global organisation and accelerate your career.

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 & development, health & safety, social responsibility


This role is based from our Trafford Park site which offers onsite parking and access to strong public transport networks.


If you are successful in being shortlisted for further consideration you will be contacted for an initial telephone interview. If successful at this stage, you will be invited to an assessment centre which will be held on 30 September at our Trafford Park Site. Candidates successful in receiving an offer will commence employment with us as soon as possible after that.

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