ESSITY OPERATIONS LIMITED

Manufacturing Process Apprentice (Papermaking)

Employer:

ESSITY OPERATIONS LIMITED

Training Provider:

BURNLEY COLLEGE

Annual wage £9,944.00
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:00.
duration: 3 years
start: 1 September 2020
Bury
Intermediate(level 2)
Improving Operational Performance (apprenticeship standard)
1 March 2020 (application closing date)
To undertake a 3-year training programme to develop skills in engineering and modules in papermaking, to (once fully trained) be able to effectively operate production processes to enable the candidate to fill any operational role on site. It is hoped that after 3 years, the post holder will have the capability to fill an operational role.

Responsibilities

To undertake a 3-year training programme to develop skills in engineering and modules in papermaking, to (once fully trained) be able to effectively operate production processes to enable the candidate to fill any operational role on site.   It is hoped that after 3 years, the post holder will have the capability to fill an operational role.

To undergo courses up to NVQ level 2 in line with the role.  Also, to undertake papermaking modules.  This training will be made up of on-site and college/training provider-based training. 

During the scheme:

  • Undertake the required courses in order to complete the full apprenticeship, which may require visits and periods of time to be spend at other locations other than Stubbins
  • Undertake all course and on-the–job training/study to achieve set deadlines, and meet the required standard through the defined vocational and academic certification process
  • To ensure that the cleanliness of the Mill is maintained to the highest standards by the best utilisation of time and equipment
  • Perform duties in a safe and responsible manner having regard for one’s own and other employee’s well-being considering the requirements of COSHH, Risk Assessments, SSW and Manual Handling at all times
  • To contribute positively to the efficiency and well-being of the company
  • Maintain confidentiality of the company and its operation when communicating with unauthorised internal personnel and all dealings with external sources
  • Carry out any reasonable and lawful instruction from a management representative

By scheme completion:

  • As a minimum be able to provide flexible cover for all the class 1a and class 2 roles within the mill as directed by the team leader
  • Be able to understand the papermaking process from raw material selection, various processing equipment operation, to enable a sustainable finished product to be manufactured
  • Be able to perform basic operational maintenance activities.  Work within the RST team on planned shuts and apply sound root cause analysis thinking to continuously improve reliability on site
  • Understand the safety, quality, environmental and work processes that are utilized on site. Apply sound decision making
  • Understand the economics of the operation, including the cost structure and key driers that need to be effectively managed to deliver a sustainable quality finished product
  • Be able to assist in all areas of the operation, providing a flexible resource that can be involved in a wide scope of operational roles, trouble shooting and continuous improvement activities
  • Undertake basic analytical work within the Technical department
  • Once fully trained, be able to use a forklift Truck as and when required
  • Through workplace secondments within the key functional areas gain a wide range of experience. Specific focus will be made on Safety and Environmental activities where it is an expectation that an improvement project will be identified and implemented

Future Prospects

We aim to find full time roles within our business for successful apprentices within our Professional Hygiene sites.

Reality Check

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.

The closing date for applying is Sunday, 1 March 2020.

For those shortlisted, assessment centres will be held on site in April 2020.

Your start date if successful will be September 2020.

We offer an excellent salary, plus competitive pension scheme, holidays, healthcare provision and bonus opportunity.

Year 1 - £9,944

Year 2 - £11,505

Year 3 - £15,912

Year 4 - £18,525

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 have a passion for understanding how things work and are 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.

Skills Required

Communication skills:

  • Demonstrate confidence and ability to effectively communicate with personnel both written and verbally at all levels within the organisation
  • Confidence to challenge decisions and provide alternative solutions
  • Ability to listen and take on-board constructive feedback

Problem-solving:

  • Ability to analyse problems, and implement solutions that deal with the root cause

Leadership:

  • Ability to prioritise workload to achieve study and work commitments
  • Self-motivated; able to work on own initiative to achieve work objective
  • Conscientious and professional at all times
  • Ensures work is accurate, being thorough and paying attention to detail
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to changing work demands
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office packages

Qualities Required

Key to success for this apprenticeship is to have the ability to balance your time between studies and work to ensure success in both, so you must be driven to succeed with a positive attitude and happy to work as part of a team.

Keen interest in manufacturing.

Qualifications Required

If you have or are predicted a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent), including maths, English and science we would love to hear from you.

Training Provided

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • Functional skills in English, maths, and ICT (if applicable)
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