How to become a packer
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You may be able to start work after doing an intermediate apprenticeship, such as:
- Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Level 2
- Food and Drink Process Operator Level 2
You could do these with a retail, distribution or manufacturing company. They normally take around one year to complete.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You can apply directly for jobs. There are no set qualifications to work as a packer. You may have to take an assessment to check your practical skills before being offered a job.
Previous experience in packing, bottling, canning, manufacturing or warehouse work can help.
You can get more details about working in packing and warehousing from Generation Logistics.