How to become a packaging technologist
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
You'll usually need a foundation degree, a higher national diploma or a degree in packaging or packaging design.
Other relevant subjects include materials science, food technology, nutrition, physics or chemistry.
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 through a packaging professional degree apprenticeship.
Employers will set their own entry requirements.
You could start as a packaging line operator. You could then work your way up as your experience grows and by doing industry training.
You can find out more on careers in packaging technology and design from The Packaging Society.