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Location: Inverness

Type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £17,699.52 starting salary

About Us

West Fraser is a diversified wood products company with more than 60 facilities in Canada, the United States and Europe. From responsibly sourced and sustainably managed forest resources, the company produces lumber, engineered wood (OSB, LVL, MDF, plywood, particleboard), and other products including pulp, newsprint, wood chips and renewable energy.

Our UK-manufactured products are used extensively in the construction, DIY and furniture sectors. Our brands, SterlingOSB Zero, CaberFloor and Caber MDF, are well known in the construction industry and are commonly specified by architects, national housebuilders and specifiers.

We are proud that as a certified net carbon negative company we lock up more carbon in our products than we emit making them, helping the UK construction sector comply with net zero targets and beyond.

Our Inverness Mill

Our mill continues to invest in multi-million-pound projects following extensive upgrades over the last 5 years, making us one of the most competitive and largest OSB plants across the globe.

Safety is our top priority, and we are proud to have won Safety Awards for two consecutive years.

The Role

We are currently recruiting Technical Manufacturing Apprentices to be based within our multi-million-pound investment plant in Inverness.

These are two-year programmes consisting of a combination of theoretical learning and practical ‘hands on’ experience. 

Throughout the programme students will work closely with the college to build a comprehensive portfolio and will be monitored through continuous assessment. Upon completion of the apprenticeship programme you be qualified as a Production Operator.  The experience you gain will be of great value to your future careers. 

Some of the key responsibilities within this role include:

*This list is neither prescriptive nor exhaustive

What We Require from You


We recognise that our people are our future and the importance of investing in continuous training and development programmes.  You will be provided with the opportunity to advance your career, in addition to the following package:

Your Future

As you progress through your apprenticeship your salary will increase to approximately £22,000 in year two.  Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, and if successful for a permanent position, the salary will rise to approximately £36,000 per annum.

Our Vision and Values

Integrity, humility, teamwork, frugality, innovation, competitiveness, and respect for fellow employees are words that define West Fraser’s organisational culture and the way we do business every day.

If you’re interested in developing your career and joining the biggest plant of this type in

Europe then we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, please send your current CV and a letter of interest to our HR Department[email protected]

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