Packaging professional apprenticeship

Lead on technical packaging delivery programmes and projects for a multitude of products

The fundamental role of packaging is to protect, preserve and promote the contents. During the packaging professional apprenticeship, you’ll work on projects as simple as a small efficiency saving, or optimisation of a pack system with no real capital value, through to a global brand redesign requiring new manufacturing lines, pack tooling and a plethora of staff with interactions globally, spanning different departments, involving spends in the millions. Your working environment will typically be office-based, with frequent excursions into the production environment, warehouse, or to the extremes of the supply chain where the consumer might be located. Employers range from small design companies to global conglomerates. On completion, you’ll achieve a degree in packaging technology.


Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Art and DT

Entry requirements for the packaging professional apprenticeship: Level 2 in English and maths

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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