Scott Summers – Graphic Packaging Leeds
Name: Scott Summers
Apprenticeship programme: Level 5 – Operations/Departmental Manager
Employer: Graphic Packaging Leeds
Training Coordinator: Matt Child
What stage are you at in your apprenticeship journey?
What made you decide to undertake an apprenticeship? How did you come to work in print?
Tell us about some of the key knowledge, skills, and behaviours you have developed since starting your apprenticeship.
Tell us about a typical day at work for you.
I manage 15-18 people a day on one shift but see 4 shifts a week. I also deal with front office staff who lay out our plans. From there I oversee machine efficiencies and keeping production flowing through our department.
What’s the most enjoyable part of your apprenticeship?
What do you see yourself doing on achievement of your apprenticeship?
Would you recommend apprenticeships in the print industry to others, and what would you tell them about the industry?
I would recommend them as they tackle the way in which you see things and help you develop as a person at work. Working in the industry has been great for me. It is hard work and long hours but if you put the time and effort in you can move on and hard work never goes unnoticed.
What do you think are the benefits of undertaking an apprenticeship?