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The carton industry is an exciting and rewarding place to work. As well as a diverse range of manufacturing roles using the latest technologies, it offers an extensive number of additional roles you might not expect, including graphic design, marketing, accounts and R&D, to name just a few.

The UK carton industry employs around 7,000 people - its most important resource and foundation for excellence. Their dedication to creative ideas, quality and customer service is the ultimate driver of our success.

Industry Stars allows you to meet some of the rising stars of the carton industry; to learn about their careers and what their jobs involve; and to open your eyes to the exciting opportunities available in the cartons industry.

The packaging industry is thriving and this diverse sector offers real opportunity to apply your skills and personality to the right role. From designers, to production staff, management, sales and brand development - there's a range of careers in the packaging industry to suit a variety of interests and skills.

Do you fancy working in a fast-paced technical environment where no two days are the same, earn a good salary and have travel opportunities? If so, a job in machinery sales for the packaging industry could be for you.



Vince Brearey, Offset Print & Packaging Managing Director, OperationsVince Brearey, Offset Print & Packaging Managing Director, Operations

It all started in 1990, aged 18, when I met a girl whose father owned a commercial printers based in Kent.

Matt Hayes - Mayr-Melnhof PackagingMatt Hayes - Mayr-Melnhof Packaging

In our latest BPIF Cartonville Stars series, we talk to Matt Hayes from Mayr-Melnhof Packaging, one of Europe's largest manufacturers of folding cartons about how training on the job and a willingness to learn can be a winning combination in climbing the career ladder.

Lee Alton - Bobst GroupLee Alton - Bobst Group

In our latest Cartonville Stars series, we catch up with Lee Alton, North England and Scotland Area Sales Manager for Bobst Group about life at one of the leading packaging equipment suppliers. 

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