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Paper Excellence launches third year of Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Program

April 30, 2024  By P&PC Staff

Paper Excellence has announced the launch of the third year of its Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Program. The company shares in a press statement that it is proud of its commitment to nurturing new talent in the pulp and paper industry.

Over the past three years, Paper Excellence has welcomed 20 young EITs into its operations, with 15 choosing to remain and thrive within the organization.

Recruitment begins by partnering with post-secondary schools such as, British Columbia Institute of Technology, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto, University of Saskatchewan to attract the best new graduates. Those selected will begin an 18-month journey, rotating through different operations to gain experience by working with various teams at different mills and living in different communities. During this process, mentors will provide invaluable coaching, training, and support to ensure mentees receive ongoing feedback and guidance.


At the end of 18 months, given the EIT had a successful 18-month term, the EIT and mill operations teams have the opportunity to select a mutual match for a full-time permanent engineering position within Paper Excellence. A new employment relationship will begin immediately upon matching.

The company’s EIT program serves to build its internal junior-level strength and facilitates technology and business knowledge transfer across generations of engineers. By fostering professional and personal development, the company says that it bridges the gap between theory and practice for its mentees. Fresh graduates bring fresh ideas and energetic dynamics to Paper Excellence operations, creating a mutually beneficial environment.

The 2024 EIT program is set to begin in July. Paper Excellence is currently accepting applications.

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