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Working as a machine operator or an assistant in the overall papermaking process converting raw materials into paper products

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £6,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent) - including English, ICT, maths and a relevant science.

What apprentices will learn
  • papermaking principles and processes - including pulping, drying, reeling, coating, basic maintenance and quality control testing
  • using specialist tools and equipment - including beaters, debarkers, de-inkers, paper machines, pulpers and refiners
  • basic engineering maintenance - including changing filters, fitting parts and lubrication
  • health and safety practices and environmental regulations
  • level 2 NVQ diploma in performing engineering operations (or equivalent)

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
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Organisation Phone Number Email
JGA Limited
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.