Packaging, careers of the future

Packaging, careers of the future

Sustainable development, in all its forms, underpins the growth and the future of careers in packaging.

Bio-sourced materials, biodegradables, packaging size reduction, solutions reengineering and new manufacturing processes are just some of the new fields of investigation.

Adapting packaging to meet the latest regulations and increasingly stringent legislation… a host of new skills to be acquired.

A more competitive market, creativity, economic analysis, on-shelf attractiveness… motivating challenges to be taken up.

What does the role of a packaging engineer involve?

  • Undertaking packaging studies, meeting their challenges and recommending solutions
  • Develop the necessary resources to meet real-life packaging needs
  • Improve existing packaging systems and deal with non-conformities
  • Undertake packaging design, creation, renewal and improvement projects

Where are Esepac graduates to be found?

  • 66% are employed at companies which use packaging, 28% by packaging manufacturers. 11% work abroad.
  • Esepac graduates work in all types of companies, from SMEs to multinationals, and in all sectors of industry et tous secteurs industriels (Food industry, cosmetics, pharmacy, chemistry, industrial products, supermarkets, cardboard, plastics, printing…)

Who are Esepac’s partners and supporters?

  • Institutions, Université Blaise Pascal in Clermont Ferrand, CCI Haute-Loire, local councillors
  • Businesses who enable their staff – currently 39 employees – to make professional presentations and teach on Esepac courses, and who are also official administrators of Esepac
  • Packaging professionals, through their participation in a club which sets out a 3-year strategy designed to ensure that Esepac remains in touch with the recruitment needs and expectations of the packaging industry.