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
- End Point Assessment
There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.
If you have an urgent need to select an assessment organisation for this standard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details.