How to become a paper maker
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You can do a papermaker advanced apprenticeship.
This usually takes about 36 months to complete as a mix of learning on the job and study.
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 being trained in forklift driving may be helpful.
You can find out more about working in the paper industry from the Confederation of Paper Industries.