Engineering Degree Apprentice
T: 028 87723131
Role: Engineering Degree Apprentice
Hours: 38 hours per week
Greiner Packaging Ltd in Dungannon are part of the Greiner Group and one of the most important European manufacturers of packaging, with a major network of production facilities in Europe and worldwide. The Dungannon site was founded in 1972 and was successfully incorporated into the Greiner Packaging Group network in 2006, significantly strengthening our market position in the UK. We are a major manufacturer of thermoformed pots for the food/non-food and dairy industry and have a reputation for providing top class products and excellent customer care. We supply Thermoformed, Injection moulded and Injection stretch blow moulded plastic packaging for FMCG products in food and non-food markets. We offer decoration with direct print, in mould labelling and “k3” printed cardboard wrap. We are a founding member of the UK Plastic Pact and are committed to building a circular economy for our plastic packaging products. The Dungannon site is proud of its position as the second most energy efficient plant in the European Greiner group and the company has received assistance over recent years from both Invest Northern Ireland and the Carbon Trust.
Greiner Packaging employs a team of just under 270 permanent colleagues in Dungannon. 85% of its customers are in GB with a further 10% in the Republic of Ireland. Since Greiner acquired the original Wilsanco Plastics business in 2006, the site has seen a 300% increase in sales, 20% employment growth and over £24 million in investment with further investment planned for 2021. From a people perspective the business gained the prestigious Gold Investors in People Award in August 2019, demonstrating its commitment to investing in its people and most recently gained the Bronze Diversity Mark Award in August 2020. The site is also SMETA approved.
Participate with enthusiasm in the Greiner Manufacturing and Engineering Degree apprenticeship programme, developing a broad base of technical skills within a dynamic packaging business, including safety, manufacturing processes, project management, cost control, lean principles. Apply both academic learning and practical skills to work closely with various departments across the business to progress technical continuous improvement projects supporting the delivery of the organisation’s strategic objectives.