How to become a paper maker
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You can do a papermaker advanced apprenticeship.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
You can apply directly for vacancies. You might be taken on as a trainee. Although you do not need specific qualifications, you may have an advantage when looking for work if you have GCSEs in maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.
Experience in paper recycling, production line work or forklift training may be helpful.
You can find out more about working in the paper industry from the Confederation of Paper Industries.