Apprenticeships with DS Smith

Introduction Into DS Smith

DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable fibre-based packaging worldwide, which is supported by recycling and papermaking operations. We play a central role in the value chain across sectors including e-commerce, fast moving consumer goods and industrials. 

Through our purpose of ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’ and our Now and Next sustainability strategy, we are committed to leading the transition to the circular economy, while delivering more circular solutions for our customers and wider society – replacing problem plastics, taking carbon out of supply chains and providing innovative recycling solutions. 

Our bespoke box-to-box in 14 days model, design capabilities and innovation strategy sit at the heart of this response. Headquartered in London and a member of the FTSE 100, we operate in 34 countries employing around 29,000 people and we are a Strategic Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Our history can be traced back to the box-making businesses started in the 1940s by the Smith family.

Working at DS Smith has really helped me to become competent & motivated. An apprenticeship is a great way to gain hands-on experience and knowledge that you won’t be able to learn in any other way. - Reggie Finding, Engineering Apprentice at DS Smith

Start your career with a DS Smith apprenticeship

We are in a great position to make a difference because of our talented, diverse and motivated workforce, combined with our size and scale. You’ll find your working environment caring, but driven. You can come to work every day with a purpose and go home knowing you’ve made a difference.

When you work with us you’ll find:

  • We provide career opportunities, nurture talent and unleash potential.
  • We take good care of our people, supporting diversity and providing advice and support on mental and physical health and wellbeing.
  • We create a positive working environment that encourages you to think ‘above and beyond’ to drive our joint success.
  • We reward you for your skills, development and a job well done.

"I never knew what I wanted to do in college but I knew I wanted to be in engineering because my Dad was an engineer. The apprenticeship came up at DS Smith and I went for it, which was a really good decision! After a 4 year apprenticeship I got taken on as a shift engineer and I’m now on shift as electrician. DS Smith put me through external training and in house training. It was one of the best opportunities that has happened to me. I’ve learned so many skills during the apprenticeship and come out of the other end an Electrical engineer!" – Lauren Carlyon, Engineer Technician
DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable fibre-based packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services worldwide. Over the past 80 years our organisation has grown dramatically, as have our services and areas of expertise.

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