EGGER (UK) Ltd announces 2023 apprentice intake

13 September 2023

International wood-based material manufacturer, EGGER UK, has recruited 29 local apprentices to join its 800 strong and growing team.

Mechanical, electrical, production, business administration, sales, purchasing, health and safety, and logistics apprentices have joined departments across the Hexham, Barony and Timberpak sites.

To mark the start of the 2023 apprenticeship programme, EGGER UK hosted an induction week packed with activities, tours and talks. The new recruits saw the production of chipboard at EGGER Barony, took part in an activity day at Loch Doon, Ayr, had a tour of EGGER Hexham to see the production of Eurodekor Faced Chipboard, visited a Timberpak recycling site, and spent an afternoon with EGGER Forestry.

“We are delighted to welcome our new apprentices to the team,” said Keith Robson, apprentice training manager, EGGER UK. “The induction week provides an exceptional opportunity for our apprentices to build connections with one another and develop a support network, as they embark on their professional journey with us.”

“At EGGER we embrace our apprenticeship motto ‘More Stability, More Future, My Prospects’,” added Chris Hawkins, learning and development senior specialist, EGGER UK. “During the induction week we explored the personal growth and development opportunities that EGGER offers, to enable them to flourish and shape their own futures at EGGER.”

EGGER Hexham has recruited Alex Anson, Jack Armstrong, Amy Bell, Robert Conley, Ryan Crellin, James Dodds, Faith Gilhome, Daniel Kozlowski, Jack Kozlowski, Judah Lee, Grace Muncer, Jamie Potts, Finlay Reid, Stefan Robinson, Eleanor Sowerby, Jack Stirk and Adam Whitfield.

EGGER Barony has recruited Jay Callandar, Hannah Campbell, Thomas Gillespie, Naomi Hamilton, Jamie Jackson, Daniel McAllister, Karrie Mcharg, Logan Mitchell.

Timberpak Ltd has recruited Kai Busfield, Dillon Campbell, Adam Faulds, Thomas McPhee.

Over 15% of EGGER UK’s current workforce joined as an apprentice, illustrating the ongoing commitment towards the development of its employees. Its apprentice programme has been running for over 20 years, with a strong focus on the development and training of people from areas local to its sites.

Recruitment for the 2024 EGGER apprenticeship programme will start in Autum 2023.

EGGER also runs an undergraduate programme offering a 12-month placement for students to gain valuable industry experience between their second and third year of university. Eight individuals were recruited as undergraduates in finance, marketing, health and safety, and Campact (an EGGER subsidiary that manufactures glues and resins for wood-based panels production). In addition, EGGER’s has recruited seven graduate trainees into the commercial services, HR, finance, customer service, and maintenance departments.

The 2023 apprentices