Print Operator Apprentice Bischof & Klein (UK) Ltd

This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to begin a career in the packaging / polymers industry with an internationally renowned company. They will learn all aspects of the business and have the chance to build a career path in a continually developing technical industry.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Working days: Monday - Friday Start time: 8.30 Finish time: 16.30

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to gain an Apprenticeship with a leading Multinational packaging company.

Key Aspects/Responsibilities:

  • To be grounded in all aspects of printing including print preparation and plate laying as a team member but will involve some lone working.

Print Preparation:

  • To liaise with external ‘Repro Houses’ and the Sales department on reprographics for both the industrial and consumer print markets.
  • To manage ‘job folders’ containing extensive data relevant to individual orders, attention to detail is vital.

Print Support:

  • Colour match whilst monitoring costs, interpret data using spectro and IQC, IFS software to achieve the level of an Ink Technician.

Print Support/Pre-Press:

  • To prepare print plates in advance of print runs and to mount print plates onto print presses, this involves keeping to tight tolerances and following works orders in order to meet customer requirements.

Print Operative:

  • Follow work order instructions using  SAP to ensure that print presses are fully provided with relevant materials eg:  film, inks and cores in order to avoid downtime and scrap.  To achieve a thorough knowledge of 8/10 colour CI flexographic printing.

Additional Projects:

  • Carry out cost saving projects such as:  to increase production capacity, scrap prevention and general improvements.    

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Must possess good communication skills, be reliable and computer literate.

Personal qualities

Positive attitude with motivation and ambition essential.

Qualifications required

GCSE standard to include English, Maths and Science at grades A-D or equivalent Level 1 qualifications.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be the opportunity to apply for a full time position and progress to higher operator levels.

Things to consider

Telford College are managing this vacancy on behalf of this company. As part of the screening process of applications you may be contacted by Telford College and invited in for a face to face interview as part of our screening process. Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices from the 1st October 2016 is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by this age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate for their age. Travelling to work: Bus routes:®ion=22534&q=telford&lat=52.678419&lng=-2.445257999999967 Car Share Shropshire and Telford: Wheels to Work: Will involve some physical manual work such as lifting and bending in order to handle work in progress; rolls of film

About the employer

 B+K (UK) Ltd. is your quality supplier for packaging solutions. We produce industrial and consumer packaging mainly for the British and Irish markets.

In co-operation with our customers we develop custom-made solutions to fulfil special wishes and to offer a wide range of flexible packaging products.
Using state of the art equipment, having highly-trained staff, the support and experience of the international B+K-GROUP we achieve high quality standards in every part of the Supply Chain.

We will enable our customers to stay at the leading edge of their markets with our sophisticated packaging solutions.


Bischof & Klein (UK) Ltd


Unit C

Hortonwood 2



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Training provider

As part of the apprenticeship the candidate will be working towards a workplace training plan within their organisation as well as working towards the apprenticeship framework components with Telford College. The candidate will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Functional Skills required at level 1 in English, Maths.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Telford College of Arts & Technology


Karen Pearse 01952 642452

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017