What kind of career opportunities are there?
There are lots of different opportunities. I started in one of our Converting sites in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. (A converting site is where semi-finished product is converted to the final product people buy in the supermarket). I was given the opportunity to join Essity’s MAP Program (Management Acceleration Program) and through this programme, met people from different parts of the business.
I found out there was a job available in Paper Making and got the promotion and moved across. There are lots of different sites too, and I’ve moved across from Skelmersdale to Oakenholt. There’s progression and opportunities if you want to travel or even within the site you work on.
What characterises the leadership at Essity?
For me, it’s that everybody has a voice. My job is to listen to the people who work alongside me to get the best results. No matter what position you’re in, people listen to you and take on board what you’re saying.
How would you describe the working culture at Essity?
It’s a good working culture and I enjoy my role, I like the fact that it’s a big company and there’s a huge appeal to the products we make. Toilet roll and kitchen roll are essential everyday products, and when involved in the manufacturing process, no two days are ever the same. The longer you’re in the company the more you get involved in, and there’s a lot of communication and integration, so we all work together.
I’m biased but I think we’ve got a really good team on site. We focus on the values of Essity in terms of care, collaboration, courage and commitment which is really important.
What makes Essity a good employer in your opinion?
I’d say the opportunities that you get given. I’ve had three different roles across sites, and also moved from the smaller paper machine to the bigger one. If you want development and progression there are people at Essity always willing to help.Interviewee information:Name:
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