Antalis Packaging invests in the packaging designers of the future

Antalis Packaging’s internship opportunities are proving fruitful for both the company and its recruits. With demand for packaging solutions growing ever higher, investing in the right people is as important as investing in the right products and solutions.

Antalis’ Smart Packaging Centre (SPC) is just over two years old and there has been a growth in demand for the centre’s services, which is a one of the key elements of which is packaging design.

“We were delighted at just how popular the SPC has proved to be,” said Jason Poxon, Packaging Technology Manager. “It means that we need to keep investing in, and recruiting new packaging designers to help with this demand.”

Antalis approached Nottingham Trent University with an internship opportunity for their BA Product Design students. After pitching the internship to around 200 students at the university, they received 38 applications.

Poxon explains his approach, “I give our interns free rein to think about a project as I don’t want them to feel encumbered by historical solutions. It’s an approach that seems to work well as one of our current interns designed, pitched and won a piece of work within two months of joining. They have a huge amount of enthusiasm and ideas, which is exactly what’s needed when problem solving packaging.”

The future for Antalis’ interns looks particularly exciting following the recent announcement of Antalis’ acquisition by KPP (Kokusai Pulp & Paper) Group, a move that enables Antalis to benefit from new resources, strengthening its position and supporting its long-term financial structure.

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