LINPAC invests in local student futures with customer services apprenticeships

Fresh-food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, has given the careers of local students a boost by supporting a series of apprenticeships in customer services.

LINPAC customer services apprentices Jack Hall and Jack Lennox successfully graduated from the Technical Apprenticeship Scheme this year to take up positions with the company as key account manager and customer services advisor respectively.

Elysia Rogers, an A-Level student from St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School and Sixth Form College in West Yorkshire, the location of LINPAC UK headquarters, now succeeds the successful apprentices as LINPAC customer services advisor apprentice. Rogers is also undertaking online studies through Bradford College to support her development.

Sarah Cooper, careers manager at St Wilfrid’s, commented: “This is an amazing opportunity for Elysia, who will now undergo a two-year programme of online modules in conjunction with her work experience with LINPAC.”

Louise Glover, UK commercial manager at LINPAC, added: “Following a conversation with Sarah to discuss our apprenticeship scheme, we quickly identified Elysia as a potential candidate. I’m delighted to say that she interviewed extremely well and is proving to be a fabulous addition to the LINPAC customer services team.

“We’re proud to support the local community and this has been a great result for all concerned. We’ll continue to work with Elysia to reinforce her studies and I’m sure she has a promising career in packaging ahead of her, should she choose to pursue it.”

Further to this, LINPAC will be on hand at St Wilfrid’s Career Fair in January 2017 to offer information and advice to students interested in a career in the plastics and packaging industry.