You can apply to be an apprentice to DS Smith and to develop your skills and gain a nationally recognised Qualification or QCF.

Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) recognises qualifications and units by awarding credits. It replaced NVQ courses in September 2011. 

Benefits of a QCF Course:

  • Easier to move up the career ladder – By undertaking a QCF course, you can gain the appropriate skills that are highly valued as QCF courses have nationally recognised accreditation.
  • Flexibility – A QCF course is flexible and easy to complete. Studying for a QCF qualification allows you to be flexible as it can fit around your daily life commitments as well as your work life.
  • You won’t be learning the same thing over and over again – The unit system of a QCF course is great because when you’ve completed a unit once, then that means that it’s completely done. You can also transfer your credits over.
  • A QCF qualification makes it easier for you to develop and improve upon existing and new skills. The learning that you do on a QCF course will make you perform your best in your job!

Alliance for YOUth

We are also proud sponsors of The “Alliance for YOUth”, a business-driven initiative set up to tackle youth unemployability in Europe, one of the most dramatic social consequences of the economic crisis.