Working as a machine operator or an assistant in the overall papermaking process converting raw materials into paper products
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 36 months
- Current funding band
Up to £6,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent) - including English, ICT, maths and a relevant science.
- What apprentices will learn
- papermaking principles and processes - including pulping, drying, reeling, coating, basic maintenance and quality control testing
- using specialist tools and equipment - including beaters, debarkers, de-inkers, paper machines, pulpers and refiners
- basic engineering maintenance - including changing filters, fitting parts and lubrication
- health and safety practices and environmental regulations
- level 2 NVQ diploma in performing engineering operations (or equivalent)
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
- How apprentices are assessed
A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.
This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.
You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.