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Engineering Industrial Placements - SK Paper UK

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With around 45,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 34 countries and a sales revenue of €8.1 bn in 2015, Smurfit Kappa Group is one of the leading producers of paper based packaging in the world. 


Smurfit Kappa Paper UK is a division of the Smurfit Kappa Group, operating two separate Paper Mills, each with over 150years of paper making experience, one in Kent, which has recently benefitted from £98m worth of investment, and one in the Midlands.  Together they offer the greatest volume (4.7 Million tonnes per annum) and the widest portfolio of corrugated paper available in the UK, to ensure that customers, whether that is Smurfit Kappa Corrugated, or one of its external competitors, have both choice, and continuity of supply.  As well as fulfilling customer need, sustainability is also at the top of the agenda for the business, from using recycled raw materials, to recycling the water and power used in the paper making process to minimise our carbon footprint.


Smurfit Kappa Paper UK has 4 Engineering Industrial Placements this year:

2 at Townsend Hook, Kent, and 2 at Nechells, Birmingham.


We want our IPs to reach their full potential both personally and professionally, while making a real contribution to the bottom line, so we provide them with the perfect learning environment of innovation, motivation and support.  They will receive on and off the job training, mentoring and coaching, in a real life, challenging work setting.  The kind of people we are looking for will be confident and ambitious, with a natural flair for building relationships at all levels of business and outstanding communication skills.  They will be self-motivated, tenacious and resilient, and comfortable working both alone and as part of a team.


To the successful candidate who fits the bill we are offering: a salary of £18,500, 25 days holiday + public holidays, accommodation allowance, life assurance, contributory pension scheme.

If you are up for the challenge, then please get in touch.  Send your cv together with a covering letter explaining what it is about Smurfit Kappa Paper UK and our training scheme which interests you to by Wednesday 30 November 2016.  Please note, you must be eligible to work in the UK and enrolled on an engineering degree programme which allows for a placement year in order to be eligible for consideration.

Remember, applications are processed on a first come, first served basis, so apply early to give yourself the best chance.