Electro and Mechanical Engineer Apprentice Trinity Mirror Printing

Opportunity to embark on an Electro and Mechanical Apprenticeship within the Engineering Department of a major National Newspaper printers.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    39.25 hours per wk - Mon - Fri

    Total hours per week: 39.25

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working in a fully automated highly technical printing plant and once trained expected to be proficient within all departments both on machinery breakdowns and preventative maintenance best practices.

You will spend your first 40 weeks completing your EAL level 2 Engineering Apprenticeship Framework at Kingston College and thereafter will be based at the Watford Printing site with day release to Kingston College completing your NVQ (3 years) and leading onto a HNC. (2 years)

During the Apprenticeship you will acquire a broad range of skills within a highly technical time critical 24/7 manufacturing plant including;

  • Electrical distribution. 
  • PLC controls.
  • Pneumatic Controls.
  • IT.
  • Motor Controls.
  • Fault diagnosis.
  • Mechanical - electrical maintenance.
  • Maintenance best practices.
  • Health and Safety. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will; Demonstrate an interest in the practical skills associated with mechanical / electrical engineering.
  • Be literate and numerate.
  • Have confident general IT skills.
  • Be a good communicator with good interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to work within a team or on their own.
  • Be punctual and possess a good work ethic.

Personal qualities

  • To have an aptitude for mechanical electrical components.
  • To have good co-ordination and be able to use general manual tools.
  • To have a quest, interest of 'How things work'
  • To have a desire to succeed and keep learning
  • To ensure good personal appearance and communicate with integrity.
  • Able to take instruction and learn from it.

Qualifications required

You will have a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths, English & Science A-C grades.

Future prospects

We expect the candidate to progress to HNC level and to become a competent electromechanical technician capable of working within all engineering departments. Depending on opportunities the candidate would potentially become a shift technician, competent in dealing with machinery breakdowns within a time critical manufacturing process.

Things to consider

•Must be able to travel to Kingston College and Trinity Mirror - Watford plant. •Wanting to aspire to becoming an electromechanical technician and be able to fault find on time critical production machinery in a 24/7 printing plant. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

With our strong print heritage, it should come as no surprise that printing is what we excel at. As the largest contract printer for third party newspapers and publishers in the UK, we take great pride in consistently meeting the high standards that our customers expect. Now representing over a third of all our print activity, our external contract portfolio in 2013 extended to some 300+ titles, ranging from supplements and local weekly independent publishers to national and regional newspapers. Having invested heavily in all of our six print sites across the country, Trinity Mirror Printing has the peerless expertise and facilities to provide a competitive, reliable and comprehensive print and publishing solution. In addition to printing, we can fulfill a range of services; from design to distribution to delivery; providing a seamless process from start to finish. We also serve the Trinity Mirror publishing businesses with our print portfolio, including a wide range of newspapers, magazines and supplements. We have five great national newspapers, including the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Mirror, and over 100 regional titles with a strong portfolio of big metropolitan market-leading regional titles which sit at the heart of their communities. Our contract print titles sit equally alongside our internal products, with all receiving the same care, quality and levels of customer service you would imagine from a first class printer.


Trinity Mirror Printing


St. Albans Road


WD24 7RG

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Training provider

  • Year 1 PEO NVQ , Level 2 Tech certification
  • Year 2 NVQ in the work place plus Tech cert 2 on a day release programme
  • Years 3 and 4 additional training leading to HNC Engineering
  • Year 5 HND Engineering

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kingston College


Rebecca Dalton

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to apply with your CV in either word or pdf format. Applications with no CV or CVs in other formats may be rejected.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Sep 2017