Apprentice Screen Printer Siak Transfers Limited

SIAK Transfers of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to learn all aspects of screen printing, including: Print Shop, Screen Room and Colour Room

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £127.75

    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 36.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001295048

  • Positions

    1 available

SIAK Transfers of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to learn all aspects of screen printing, including: Print Shop, Screen Room and Colour Room.

Key duties include:

Print Room:

  • Running the cylinder printing presses
  • Assisting the printers

Screen Room:

  • Developing screens
  • Making screens
  • Reclaiming screens

Colour Room:

  • Producing ceramic and glass colour
  • Testing colours
  • Kiln firing samples

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving 
  • Physically able to carry out duties of the role
  • Able to distinguish colour
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Ability to pay attention to detail 
  • Excellent work ethic 
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance record
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions verbally and written
  • Ability to multi-task

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade C or above or Functional Skills Level 2 or equivalent is essential in the following:

  • Maths
  • English
  • ICT

Future prospects

There may be a possibility to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3).

Things to consider

Vacancy will close early if the right candidate is found - apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Siak Transfers is the UK 's leading manufacturer of decorative transfers for the glass and ceramic industry. A family based business at the heart of the UK 's ceramics industry. The team at Siak has more than 20 years' experience designing, printing and applying waterslide and heat-release transfers. The company prides itself on being an expert at application techniques and providing just the right solution for any decorative printing requirement. With its strategic partners, Siak has the ability to design and build machinery to suit any application requirement. By working closely with its customers to improve their efficiency they have built long standing relationships that have allowed all parties to stay at the forefront of their industries.

Employer

Siak Transfers Limited

Address

Siak Limited Lascelles Street

Stoke-On-Trent

ST6 5DB

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Training provider

  • The successful applicant will be trained in-company to carry out a variety of printing duties.

You will also work towards achievement of

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Machine Printing
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Print Environment

Functional Skills Level 1 (if applicable) in the following

  • Maths
  • English

Apprenticeship framework

Print and Printed Packaging

Training provider

AXIA SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Axia Solutions Limited

Contact

Martyn Steele 01782 572 770 martyns@axia-solutions.com


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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017