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Our future success depends upon
the quality and talent of our employees.

At West Fraser we recognise that we need to attract great people to help us achieve our vision. We’ve come to be one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engineered wood-based panel products by recruiting the best. We aim to create workplaces that are reflective of the communities we are a part of and where diversity in culture, experience and background are valued.

Our approach underpins our strategic objectives to attract, employ and retain engaged, talented and high-performing people, support better decision making, reach a broader pool of potential employees and maintain a more inclusive work environment.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we know we’re only as good as the people who work for us, so if you’ve got ambition and talent and are looking to work for an industry-leading manufacturer then you need look no further.


Employee Assistance Programme

We offer access to counselling, bereavement support, legal guidance on debt-management, advice on medical or health-related issues. For details ask your HR team.

Cycle to work scheme

West Fraser takes part in this government initiative to encourage people to commute to work by bike, speak to HR for details.


31 days holidays, ask your line manager about how these are managed.

Profit share

All employees are eligible to a proportion of profit share for the mill they work for, subject to qualifying criteria and business.

Life insurance

All employees are eligible for life insurance in the event of death while in service.


You will automatically be enrolled in the company pension scheme.

Our Core Values

Committed to the environment

As a wood panel company, we know how precious the planet’s resources are, and we are committed to playing our part in reducing our emissions. We’re proud that all our timber panels have been certified as being net carbon negative. This means we lock up more CO2e in our products than we emit making them. Click here to see how we’re doing our bit for the environment.

Young Professionals

We’re passionate about the next generation and are dedicated to developing our undergraduate trainees and graduates, both technically and professionally.

We offer both Undergraduate Trainee Programmes, to be undertaken during your university studies, as well as Graduate Development Programmes to develop your career post-university.

We aim to strengthen our manufacturing operations by annually recruiting our trainees and graduates, therefore attracting, developing and retaining these resources is a key priority for us.

We are looking for people who enjoy working on a diverse range of technology and thrive in an environment where you can work independently, with the right balance of coaching and support.

Professional development

Business exposure & contractor relations

Financial skills development

Situational leadership

Safety leadership training


Project management


Hands on experience

For more information on our Undergraduate and Graduate schemes, download our brochure here.