Ten employees from Palm Paper have completed their full apprenticeship programme – a 100 per cent pass rate.
They were Evan Brown, Matt Cox, Damian Jarman, Myleigh Mott, Zach Stanford and Simon Taylor who were recruited specifically as apprentices together with James Edge, David Johnson, Ian Wedd-Johnson and Paul Wilkerson from the Lynn paper mill’s full-time staff.
Zach Stanford and Ian Wedd-Johnson received additional recognition for coming top of their respective groups.
This was the second group of apprentices to pass the programme and all of them were praised by their tutors.
The training involved taking skilled staff from other sectors, and retraining them in the highly technical paper making industry, which involved a nine-month full time development course.
This course was designed by Palm Paper in conjunction with the Paper Centre at Gernsbach in Germany, the centre of excellence for the paper industry training in Europe, in the Black Forest.
The Anglo-German apprenticeship course in Paper Technology was developed in Partnership with the Paper Centre Gernsbach and the College of West Anglia, which subsequently received approval by the German Chamber of Trade and Commerce.
The managing director of production, Stephan Gruber, handed over the certificates to the employees earlier this month.