• Process Technology Apprenticeship (m/f/d)

Do you have a technical mind or have an interest in science and engineering?

Would you enjoy working in a performance-oriented team or do you fancy leading such a team?

If your answer is yes, then Process Technology Apprenticeship could be right for you.

become part of our investment into the future


Annual leave of 25 days plus bank holidays
Private Healthcare
Life insurance
Salary Sacrifice Pensions 
Salary Sacrifice Cycle to Work scheme
Enhanced sick pay


About you:

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Willingness to learn new subjects and apply this to the work place
  • Well organised and motivated to independent studies
  • English, Maths and Science GCSE grade 9-4 / A*-C
  • Good IT Skills, in particular MS Office applications
  • Responsible and accountable 


Actively participate in the daily operation of the paper mill, learning and getting involved in the operational and control of a variety of different processes onsite, including:

  • Cleaning of recycled paper so it can be made into new paper
  • Paper machine operation 
  • Finished paper processing
  • Automatic wrapping line operation
  • Fresh water and effluent treatment plant 
  • Combined Heat and Power plant operation
  • Onsite chemical systems 
  • Laboratory - quality control  and paper property analysis
  • Basic mechanical experience

Areas studied at college:

  • Health, safety and environmental issues in process industries
  • Instrumentation, measurement and control
  • Fundamentals of communications and information technology
  • Science of papermaking 
  • Chemical additives in paper manufacture
  • Processing recycled fibres 
  • Wet and dry end process in paper making

Additional training:

  • Use of hand and power tools
  • Driving forklift truck, cherry picker, shovel loader
  • Operation of overhead cranes and hoists
  • Safety training

Your education

You will be assessed through exams for the theoretical side and an end point assessment for the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are learnt within the mill.

Location: Catch College near Grimsby (accommodation and travel provided)
Production Department at Palm Paper, King’s Lynn
Reporting to: Compliance Manager or Appointed Mentor
Contract length: Typically 3 years
            27 teaching weeks, 1-2 week blocks online or on site     
After successful completion you will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Process Technology combined with Level 2 and Level 3 Certificates in Paper Technology and could be working in a Production positon at Palm Paper.

Further education/development

There is scope within the role to expand and develop personally with additional training through higher national qualifications, degrees or on specific subject matter