Welcome Aboard

RYAN TRIMMER – Trainee Die-Cutting Operator. (Former Apprentice)

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Ryan Trimmer became fc cartons first apprentice back in July 2016 in a new and exciting role of Apprentice die cutter.

Ryan joined us after completing a 12 month engineering course at nearby Derby College and being the standout candidate at the interview stage here at fc.

This was a new venture for both parties and was something that we had been looking to introduce for some time. Ryan bought into our guiding principles and core values from day one and continues to do so on a daily basis. I am a great believer, that in life what you put in you get out and Ryan has been a credit to himself and his family throughout his apprenticeship here at fc and has become a hardworking and respected young man who is well liked by the rest of the team.

Ryan’s Development has been greatly assisted by Machine Operator Steve Furniss. With over 20 years’ experience in the packaging industry, Steve has been instrumental in his progress and has enthusiastically imparted his knowledge and allowed Ryan to develop the skills required to continue the next generation of Die cut operators.

Ryan will gain an NVQ Level 2 in Performing Manufacturing Operations. He has studied in the workplace and been observed by his external mentor.

We hope to share Ryan’s success story with local schools, colleges and even local sporting teams in the area to showcase the opportunities here to join the fc Team to further develop their own potential and provide a path to a skilled trade which will safe guard theirs and possibly our future. We hope that Ryan’s story will illustrate to other young people that work place study through the Apprenticeship scheme is a real opportunity

Curtis Greensmith – Machine Assistant

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Curtis Greensmith has re-joined the team after a loan spell outside of the Premier League!!

As an experienced machine assistant Curtis joins us 18 months on and has fitted seamlessly back into the shop floor banter as well as providing us with his knowledge, commitment and work ethic.

Welcome back from all the Team!!

Welcome Aboard

We extend a warm welcome to six new additions who have recently joined us.

ZARA BAILEY – Commercial Administrator

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Zara joined the fc team in September 2016, she has settled extremely well into her new role. To relax Zara enjoys walking in the Peak District with her boyfriend James and enjoys playing badminton and squash at least once a week!

ANGELINA NTHOLOWA – Machine Assistant

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Angelina joined us in September 2016, whilst her new role is very different from her previous she has adapted really well and settled into the fc Team. Angelina is married and has a six year old son Bradley who keeps her really busy but when she finds time to relax she enjoys watching TV and baking

RASA RUTKOVSKA – Machine Assistant

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Rasa loves listening to music, she also enjoys dancing – especially Zumba. Whilst Rasa has only been with us for a short time she has quickly settled into the fc Team. Volleyball is her favourite game both to watch and play.

AGNIESZKA ZEBROWSKA – Machine Assistant

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Agnieszka joined the fc team from Northgate Public Services. Whilst she has been with us a little over six months her new role is very different from her previous, she has settled really well into team fc. Agnieszka enjoys listening to music, cooking and fishing and loves to go out jogging with her boyfriend.

JOANNA ROMINSKA – Machine Assistant

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Joanna really enjoys the challenge of working for team fc. Joanna loves spending time with her family, reading novels, baking cakes and cookies. Her favourite sport is volleyball and she enjoys going to the gym with her fiancé. Joanna supports Bayern Munich because of the Polish player Robert Lewandowski.

GILL DAVIS – Machine Operator

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Gill really enjoys her new role and settled straight away into team fc. Gill enjoys spending time with her family and has a real passion for animal welfare – she has little time for hobbies as she spends all her time “running kids to their various activities!”

NEW Apprenticeship programme

RYAN TRIMMER – Machine Operator Apprentice

Ryan Trimmer becomes the first successful candidate to join our new Apprenticeship programme at fc cartons. This will enable us to have sustainable skills throughout our business and industry.

Having discussed our needs with Carl Roberts from Matrix Training and explaining the role we had in mind which was a machine operator apprentice in our die cutting facility, we interviewed potential candidates over a number of weeks.

Ryan joined us after completing a year’s course in engineering at Derby College and has continued his development by working through an NVQ level 2 diploma in manufacturing operations on-site at fc. Carl from Matrix makes regular visits to see how Ryan is getting on with his NVQ and also to monitor his progress within the business and especially within the die cutting and creasing process.

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He is proving to be a real success and has been rewarded for his efforts. I am sure that by the end of his apprenticeship, the skills he has learned will benefit both himself and fc in the future.

Ryan says “this is so different to college but more enjoyable working with the team, I know I have lots more to learn but already feel I contribute”.

He is hard working, eager to learn and very enthusiastic, we couldn’t be more pleased! The Apprentice programme is ongoing and we look forward to giving more young people the opportunity to learn new skills across all our capabilities and join our already talented team.

Introducing Alice Sisson

September 2014 marked the beginning of my degree at Loughborough University having completed A Levels in Art (A*), Textiles (A), and Law (B). Six weeks into my textile design course, I found myself transferring to a graphics based programme after discovering textile design was not for me. From a young age I have always been passionate about art, design and creativity but my experience in the field of graphics was somewhat limited.

Highly conscious of this, and insistent on obtaining a degree from Loughborough (ranked 2nd in the UK for Art & Design), I threw myself whole heartedly into every brief and learning opportunity to understand techniques many of my fellow students had grasped from preparatory foundation courses and so on – a welcomed challenge.

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The industrial placement constitutes my third year of the BA Hons degree in Visual Communication and Illustration. The course offers highly stimulating project briefs, designed to equip a young designer with fundamental knowledge, skills and theories to perform within the industry. My first two years have been spent exploring typography, web design, photography, illustration and art theories just to name a few topics. An independent learning style allows masses of capacity where high quality and diverse outcomes are derived from the same brief – it is rather fascinating to observe individual peers develop their work so drastically differently from one another yet originate from the same starting point.

During my second year I found myself engrossed within the realm of packaging design. I was thrilled to secure a placement with FC Cartons as it is a brilliant opportunity to gain a highly valuable learning experience within a packaging environment. My role as a ‘packaging innovation’ intern will comprise largely of in-depth research into commercial business, ergonomic, technological and inventive concepts which could enhance the performance of a package, eventually deliverable by FC Cartons. Our Kongsberg CAD Table will enable me to produce bespoke pieces and test their suitability as an innovative product through meticulous examination, observation and on-going development.

Since starting at FC Cartons in July, I have begun a variety of projects which have provoked thoughts of additional pathways my career could take upon graduation, such as branding, marketing and business operations. FC Cartons largely supply clients in the food and beverage sector which has inspired my research into new packaging concepts and food identity in correspondence to ever changing consumer desires and requirements.

As the year progresses I am looking forward to venturing onto new projects, furthering my research and committing to FC Cartons with my creative input. Undoubtedly, my knowledge will benefit profoundly from working with industry experts within a family run business which I hope to utilise in the final year of my degree.

Vacancy: Machine Operator

Due to our expansion programme for 2014/15, we have an immediate vacancy for a Machine Operator in our Gluing department.

The main functions of the post are:

Responsible for setting up and running machinery and providing instruction, to other team members, in order that they can run machines and produce quality products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for setting up and running machinery to meet the efficiencies and quality required.
  • Providing instruction to other team members to enable them to run machinery and produce quality products.
  • To communicate in person and on the telephone with colleagues, customers and other visitors in a friendly and positive manner.
  • To work in accordance with Health and Safety and Hygiene regulations at all times.
  • To undertake staff training and development to enhance the role and your personal development.
  • To undertake any other such duties, within the competency of the post.
  • To work in a flexible manner.
  • To work effectively as part of a team.
  • To maintain a general level of tidiness in work areas, and ensure punctual time keeping in accordance with contracted hours.

We are looking for the right candidate to meet our Company Values, have the necessary experience, enthusiasm, able to demonstrate passion in the role and with an excellent work ethic.

The candidate can expect a clean and friendly working environment with an attractive pay package which includes Life Cover, Pension, Holiday Pay Bonus and work wear.

If you feel that you the skills and attributes to meet our requirements, please email our Operations Director – Liam Cox: liam@fccartons.co.uk

Vacancy: Site and Plant Caretaker

Location: FC Cartons Ltd – Castle Donington

Responsible to: Production Co-ordinator

Main Functions of the Post:

To assist with Production Machinery effiencies and uphold the required Hygiene standards throughout the production and site facilities.

Competences:

Experience in engineering, mechanical engineering and or the construction industry. Experience in the carton industry is not a requirement as in-house training will be provided.  However any packaging and carton experience may be an advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To carry out light maintenance work on machine parts at the end of production runs under the direction of Machine Operators.
  • To maintain the required hygiene and cleaning standards on all machines and production and site area’s.
  • To manage the storage and maintenance of machine parts and ancillary equipment.
  • To carry out light maintenance & repair work as required throughout the site.
  • To work in accordance with Health and Safety and Hygiene regulations, and to report all accidents/incidents to the Management Tier.
  • To undertake such staff training and development that may be required to assist you in your current role or may be a requirement of the Company.
  • To undertake any other such duties, within the competency of the post, which may from time to time be determined.
  • To communicate in person with colleagues and visitors in a friendly and positive manner.
  • To Work effectively as part of a team to deliver and demonstrate the Company Values & Guiding Principles.

Pay:

Negotiable subject to previous experience and knowledge.

Hours:

Due to this being a new role we have initially set the hours as part-time however, additional hours may be necessary, further discussion relating to hours can be had at interviews.
Part time hours required over 5 days  8.00am – 12.00 noon.

Benefits:

  • PPC – work uniform provided
  • Holiday 22 days plus 8 statutory bank holiday – paid pro-rato depending on part time hours worked
  • Death in Service Life Cover
  • Pension Scheme

Please submit a CV in the first instance to Debra Woodyatt – Director via email: debra@fccartons.co.uk

Vacancy: General Production Assistant

Location: FC Cartons Ltd – Castle Donington

Responsible to: Team -Supervisor

Main Functions of the Post:

Responsible for assisting with general production processes during the running of our carton finishing services – die cutting, window patching and carton gluing.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting the Machine Minders and Assistants during the set up process and during production.
  • To communicate in person with colleagues and visitors in a friendly and positive manner.
  • To work in accordance with Health and Safety and Hygiene regulations.
  • To undertake such staff training and development, which may from time to time be determined.
  • To undertake any other such duties, within the competency of the post, this may from time to time vary in order to meet the needs of the business and its customers.
  • To work in a flexible manner
  • To work effectively as part of a team
  • To maintain a general level of tidiness in work areas, and ensure punctual time keeping in accordance with contacted hours

Hours:

37.5 per week plus additional overtime when work load requires
(May include shift working hours when required by the work load)

Benefits:

  • 22 days holiday per year plus 8 Statutory Bank Holidays
  • Holiday Pay Bonus Scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Death in Service Life Cover (applicable after a successful probation period)
  • Work Uniform

Please submit a CV in the first instance to Liam Cox – Operations Director via email to: liam@fccartons.co.uk

Vacancy: Fork Lift Truck Driver

Location: FC Cartons Ltd – Castle Donington

Responsible to: Warehouse Manager

Main Functions of the Post:

Responsible for the control of all inward and outward work, loading & unloading of Vehicle’s using the Company’s Counter Balance Gas Fork Lift Trucks.

Competences:

Fork Truck License and warehouse experience, Training for a license would be available for the candidate if previous experience meets our requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To assist all inward and outward work and control WIP to machinery as determined by the production plan
  • Assist in the storage of all work in progress and finished products
  • To communicate in person and on the telephone with colleagues, customers and other visitors in a friendly and positive manner
  • Complete all relevant documentation as set out in Company procedures
  • To work in accordance with Health & Safety and Hygiene regulations, and to report all accidents
  • To undertake such staff training and development, which may from time to time be determined
  • To undertake any other such duties, within the competency of the post, which may from time to time be determined
  • To work in a flexible manner
  • To work effectively as part of a team
  • To maintain a general level of tidiness in work areas, and ensure punctual time keeping in accordance with contacted hours

Hours:

37.5 per week plus additional overtime when work load requires
(May include shift working hours when required by the work load)

Benefits:

  • 22 days holiday per year plus 8 Statutory Bank Holidays
  • Holiday Pay Bonus Scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Death in Service Life Cover (applicable after a successful probation period)
  • PPC – Work Uniform

Please submit a CV in the first instance to Liam Cox – Operations Director via email to: liam@fccartons.co.uk