Rigid aim to help young people get into corrugated

Rigid Containers Ltd is offering an apprenticeship scheme for young people leaving college at its Desborough site as part of its continual strategy to encourage young people to work in the corrugated packaging industry. This is the second time the company’s Desborough site has offered an apprenticeship programme and is part of the group’s overall strategy to help young people to develop vital skills in a manufacturing environment. Charlie Hilliyer was one of the first group of 16-18 year olds, along with Ryan Clubb in Rigid’s technical department, to successfully complete the last scheme.

Charlie Hilliyer and Nick Hughes

Left to right: Charlie Hilliyer and team leader, Nick Hughes.


Managing Director Richard Coward comments, “As a company, we have always been passionate about developing careers and the last apprenticeship scheme we ran was a success story for the company and for the young people who joined us. It is very important for Rigid — and the corrugated industry at large — that we train and nurture young people as they are the future of the industry.”


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