Palm Papierfabrik

Mechanical Apprenticeship, King's Lynn

Company overview

The Palm Group, with 4,200 employees, is a leading supplier in Europe of newsprint and corrugated base paper made from 100% recycled paper as well as corrugated, cardboard packaging.

Palm Paper Limited (PM7) is the UK site for the Palm Group based in King’s Lynn, manufacturing graphic papers. PM7 is the widest, largest and most powerful newsprint machine in the world with the capacity to produce 400,000 metric tonnes of newsprint, improved newsprint and magazine grades per annum.

  • Innovation & Technologie
  • Nachhaltigkeit & Verantwortung
  • Weiterbildung & Inspiration
  • Menschlichkeit & Teamgeist

About the Apprenticeship

  • 3 years
  • 1 day per week at College of West Anglia, King’s Lynn
  • 4 days per week mentored at the mill
  • Trained in all technical aspects of Mechanical Engineering at a modern Paper Mill
  • Complete a specific skill set
  • Upon successful completion, achieve a Level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician qualification and could be offered a Junior Engineer position at Palm Paper

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
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Interest in mechanical theory and practical application


Participate in daily operations in the mill, planned preventative and reactive maintenance of machinery and equipment, including:

  • Lubrication, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Site vehicle maintenance
  • Laser alignment
  • Welding
  • Lifting and slinging
  • Condition monitoring - vibration + oil analysis
  • Pump and large roll changes, up to 100 tonnes


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

Apply now, become part of our investment into the future!

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Palm Paper Limited
Mick Beckett
Poplar Avenue
Saddlebow Industrial Estate
King’s Lynn
PE34 3AL Norfolk
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Palm Paper, King's Lynn, Großbritannien