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Manufacturing Process Apprentice

Flint, Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Competitive starting salary plus bonus, pension, healthcash plan & other benefits
Closing date
17 Dec 2021

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FMCG & Manufacturing
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
24 months+
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Job Details

Is full time study not your thing? Are you looking for a long-term career opportunity and the chance to gain additional qualifications? Are you able to commute to Oakenholt Mill, Flint?

At Essity we manufacture and sell products that are used every day. We own and manufacture many leading brands. Cushelle toilet tissue, Plenty kitchen roll and TORK are three of our leading tissue brands, all manufactured in the UK for use in the home and industry.  

We want you to help us maintain production for the future and create new innovative ways of working. Join us as a Manufacturing Process Apprentice and you will gain the skills to make a positive contribution to our business and reach your full potential. 

About the role 

You may be surprised how involved and challenging our papermaking process is. Our paper machines are larger than a jumbo jet, and the machine speed is faster than the motorway speed limit. 

Join Essity as a Manufacturing Process Apprentice at our Oakenholt Mill, Flint and you will have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to contribute to making paper for the manufacture of our essential products. With a strong history of recruiting and developing apprentices, you will join an experienced team with a passion for coaching.   

What you will do 

You will study for a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification in Performing Engineering Operations, Level 3 Process Industries Operations and a BTEC Level 3. Throughout the programme you will have the support of an assessor from Coleg Cambria.

Your work-based learning will focus on:   

  • how to operate the machinery both effectively and safely  
  • understanding key manufacturing systems, including an awareness of production costs  
  • how to undertake maintenance of the machine including some mechanical responsibilities 
  • completing audits 
  • how to ensure production meets quality standards 

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

On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be ready for a manufacturing operations role.  

Who are you

We would love to hear from you if you have;

A minimum of 3 GCSE’s at grades 4 / C including Maths, English and a science

  • 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 focused approach
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team

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

This apprenticeship involves shift work. You will follow a shift pattern of four days on and six days off (2 x 12 hour days and 2 x 12 hour nights), therefore you must be a minimum age of 18 at the time of submitting your application.

If successful you will need to be available to commence as soon as possible.

What we can offer you 

In return we offer an excellent starting salary (above the national minimum apprentice wage), plus annual bonus opportunity, competitive pension scheme, health cash plan, workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE).  Apply now so you don’t lose out on this great opportunity. 

At Essity, we embrace the individual and recognise the remarkable power that can be harnessed when different ideas, backgrounds, experiences, and perspective come together.  If you apply for a job at Essity, you can be sure that the only criteria we consider for selection is professional experience, qualifications, key job-related attributes and working values.

Collaborative and caring culture | empowerment & engaged people |work with impact and powerful purpose | individual learning & career growth | health & safety priority | sustainable value together | innovation | sustainable working life | total reward 



We want to improve the lives of 2 billion people every day. We want to continue to break down barriers. Do you want to join us on our journey?

If you want to break down barriers, if you are a driven individual and if you want to keep learning, then Essity, as a leading global FMCG organisation can support you in accelerating your career.

At Essity, we are dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. We contribute to better lives for individuals and communities around the world. We strive to minimise our environmental impact, and we are determined to develop products and solutions that use less resources and fit into a circular society.

We have some of the UK’s most recognisable brands – Cushelle, Plenty, Bodyform, TENA, Tork and Leukoplast. We manufacture and sell products that are used every day, we break taboos and challenge convention with campaigns such as ‘Blood Normal’, which has helped break down barriers around menstruation.

We are passionate about developing our internal talent and we recruit apprentices into many key areas of our business; engineering (mechanical, electrical, mechatronics) and manufacturing (process). We also recruit apprentices into support areas of our business.

Our core beliefs are important to us. We care for our customers, consumers, the environment and each other. We collaborate across teams, functions and businesses. We have the courage to take the lead. We are committed to delivering superior results.

We’re looking for people who embody our values, aren’t afraid to challenge, innovate, experiment, and move at a fast pace. We would like you to join us on our journey and help us shape the future. In return we can help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to develop a successful and rewarding career with us, coupled with competitive salaries and benefits packages.

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