Packaging professional

Packaging professional

“A packaging professional leads on technical packaging delivery programmes and projects for a multitude of products”

The fundamental role of packaging is to protect, preserve and promote the contents. As a packaging professional, you’ll work on projects as simple as a small efficiency saving, or optimisation of a pack system with no real capital value, through to a global brand redesign requiring new manufacturing lines, pack tooling and a plethora of staff with interactions globally, spanning different departments, involving spends in the millions. Your working environment will typically be office-based, with frequent excursion into the production environment, warehouse, or to the extremes of the supply chain where the consumer might be located. Employers range from small design companies through to global conglomerates. On completion, you’ll achieve a degree in packaging technology.

Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Art and DT

Entry requirements: Level 2 in English and maths

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum