Apprentice Foil Blocking Operator Frip Finishing Ltd

Provide the opportunity to work with experienced operators to gain an understanding of the principals and work involved. General assistance in the factory will be expected in day to day duties for the first period of the training

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £151.88 - £264.38

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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).

  • Working week

    0730-1500 Mon- Fri Alternatively shift work; 0600-1400 or 1400-2200

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To prepare, set up and operate machines, undertaking all necessary quality checks to ensure conformance to correct specification.
  • To identify and load jobs, ensuring that correct stock is used.
  • To liaise with other departments, as necessary, in order to resolve operational issues and ensure the smooth running of the department.
  • To work as a team member, contributing to general problem solving in all areas within production.
  • To ensure that the working environment is safe, clean and healthy through the correct use of equipment and supplies, so as to eliminate the risk of accidents and incidents.
  • To carry out day-to-day maintenance and cleaning of machines to ensure safe and efficient working in line with manufacturers’ schedules.
  • To create finished work meeting all customer requirements with zero defects and spoilage and achieving specified levels of productivity.
  • To be able to work alone using own initiative to resolve operational issues, and contributing to the process of continually improving work methods and techniques.
  • To undertake self-checking and monitoring of work produced, using own initiative to ensure quality and specification conformance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Attention to detail, able to take instruction, systematic method of working
Although no technical skills are required for the right candidate as all training will be given on the job, a desire to learn new skills is essential, and an enthusiasm for print is desirable.

Personal qualities

Self-motivated, willingness to learn and take responsibility

As the role includes learning the successful candidate must have a natural desire to succeed, be prepared to listen, and learn all aspects of the business.

Qualifications required

Good maths and English skills are required in order to be able to understand and interpret job details and instructions so a minimum C grade would be required at GCSE level or equivalent.

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship programme there will be the potential for progression within a forward thinking company.

About the employer

Founded in 1970 providing hot foil stamping and embossing primarily servicing the luxury packaging requirements of the Scottish Whisky Industry Frip Finishing has grown to become an industry leader in all types of decorative print finishing. Operating from six UK sites Frip provide a wide range of traditional and innovative laminations, coatings, decorative finishes and speciality papers and boards. Throughout history we have constantly sought innovation and have set standards within our industry. Whether you are looking to decoratively enhance, protect or add a third dimension to your print Frip Finishing can help to get your projects noticed. At Frip Finishing we value our staff. We appreciate their knowledge, experience and commitment to offering you a professional service.


Frip Finishing Ltd


Hibbert Business Centre Unit 4

Hibbert Street



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Training provider

  • NVQ in Print Finishing
  • Technical Certificate in understanding the graphic communications industry
  • 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 526 030

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017