Apprentice Print Process Technician ILIFFE PRINT CAMBRIDGE LIMITED

In need of trainee print process technicians to learn all parts of the print production process. The technicians will be using computer controlled equipment to receive and process customer page files in PDF format, control and maintain plate making equipment, operate and maintain a start of the art computer controlled printing press.

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 20:00

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Key Tasks:

  • Prepare the equipment to achieve waste and quality targets, print schedules and deadlines by effective execution of your allocated duties in co-ordination with other shift personnel.
  • Achieve and maintain optimum product quality with minimum waste through effective quality control, incorporating densitometry checks, start up checklists, adherence to SSOP’s and identifying and rectifying printing faults.
  • Prioritise and manage electronic page files and produce accurate printing plates of the correct specification to achieve product deadlines.
  • Produce product bundles to the correct specification, ensure print orders are achieved with minimum over-run waste and transport and distribution requirements are met.
  • Ensure the production equipment is kept in optimum operational condition by carrying out necessary maintenance/cleaning and informing the line manager of any action required by other technicians.
  • Minimise and suggest ways of minimising waste of consumables and materials throughout the production process.
  • Contribute to the development of others by actively passing on your knowledge and skills. Contribute to the preparation of safe standard operating procedures and ensure that all such procedures are followed.
  • Ensure you have the necessary skills and knowledge to do your job by identifying training needs and reporting them to the line manager. Actively participate in training courses where required.
  • Ensure that all operations are safe and without risks to the health and safety of yourself and others. Identify and report any potential hazards.
  • Complete all relevant reports and documentation accurately so that they are legible, can be understood and are mathematically correct.
  • Carry out all reasonable instructions as issued by your line manager or other department managers.
  • Help to optimise operational efficiency by developing and maintaining effective working relationships. Treat your colleagues with respect, offer them support when it is needed and generally work to build team spirit and eliminate interpersonal conflict
  • Strive towards 100% attendance; be ready to work at the start of your shift; report sickness and absence according to procedure. Inform the Company of any change of personal details.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication
  • Willing to work as part of a busy team
  • Use own initiative
  • PC literate
  • Interest in engineering and how things work

Personal qualities

  • Trustworthy
  • Team player
  • Polite to customers
  • Keen to learn
  • Good time keeping

Qualifications required

7 GSCE’s and/or 2 A levels

Future prospects

A permanent position will result on satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Vacancy will close early if the right candidates are found - apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note you may be contacted via e-mail for interview. From April 1st 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

An award winning printing company based in the heart of England with over 120 years’ experience of delivering newspapers to publishers across the UK.




Winship Road


CB24 6PP

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Training provider

  • NVQ Certificate in Digital Printing
  • Technical certificate in Printing and Graphic Communications
  • Functional skills where required

Apprenticeship framework

Print and Printed Packaging

Training provider

British Printing Industries Federation

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by British Printing Industries Federation


Rachael Elliott or Leah Cooney 01676 526 046

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017