Chance to get in-depth training with packaging company

A manufacturer with factories in Corby and Rushden is setting up an Apprentice Academy to help young people start on a career in plastic packaging.

RPC Containers, which has three factories in Corby and Rushden, is part of the RPC Group, a FTSE 250 company and one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of plastic packs for a wide range of markets include food, healthcare, beauty and DIY.

The new apprenticeship scheme helps employees get a nationally-recognised qualification. The four-year course will cover the skills and competencies associated with engineering and polymer technologies.

Each apprentice will gain experience in all parts of RPC’s operations to learn about the different processes, plant and equipment, helping them achieve the relevant qualifications.

The apprenticeships are being run in conjunction with RPC’s sister site in Oakham, Rutland.

Candidates need to have a minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent) including English, maths and a technical subject. Bruce Margetts, of RPC, said: “Much of our success can be attributed to the expertise of our employees and we recognise the importance of effective in-depth training to ensure we have the next generation of skilled and knowledgeable personnel to continue to drive the business forward.

“The new Apprentice Academy demonstrates the company’s commitment to the future of RPC in Oakham and the East Midlands.”

For details on the academy and the application process, contact the HR Department at RPC Oakham, Schofield Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RW.