How to become a packaging technologist
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
You could do a foundation degree, a higher national diploma or a degree in packaging technology or packaging design.
Employers may also accept subjects like:
- materials science
- food technology
- 3D design
You'll usually need:
- 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
You can get into this job by doing a Packaging Professional Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship.
This can take 4 years to complete.
Employers will set their own entry requirements.
You could start as an assistant packaging technologist or designer and work your way up through training and promotion.
You can learn more about working in packaging technology and design from the Packaging Group.