Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Next Generation

St Cuthberts Mill has recently taken on five new apprentices! The apprenticeship is a PMO Level 2 qualification. PMO stands for Performing Manufacturing Operations. The apprenticeships are all in association with Bridgwater College in Somerset.

Nicola Dobson, St Cuthberts Mill Apprentice

Each of the apprentices are learning papermaking skills from our expert team here at the mill. Nicola Dobson (pictured) is one of our apprentices. Nicola has been learning a wide range of skills, and closely following our Quality Control Manager and Paper Chemist. After talking to Nicola she informed me of the types of procedures she has been learning. She has been quality control testing, testing incoming pulps, arranging samples and testing Zeta potentials. Zeta potential is testing system changes for optimum chemical retension within paper. 

More to come soon! We’ll keep you updated on their progress!

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