Apprentice Printer/Screen Maker Fine Ceramic Transfers Ltd

We are looking for a Printer / Screen Maker Apprentice to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for printing and cover coating high quality ceramic transfers, using semi-automatic and fully automatic print machines. You will also be responsible for preparing high quality screens for all printing processes.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    38.75 hours per week over 5 days

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    18 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Responsibilities:

To learn how to:

  • Print and cover coat high quality ceramic transfers, using semi-automatric and fully automatic print machines
  • Prepare high quality screens for all printing processes.

Main Responsibilities:

Screen Maker

  • Stretch screens in preparation for printing (either new or prevoiusly washed off)
  • Coat screens as stated on customer order or proof
  • Apply positives to the screen and expose
  • Wash screens thoroughly to leave exposed image. Quality check for leask etc. and spot out as required
  • Support printers with relevant screens
  • Wash off used screens in preparation for next job.


  • To print proofs matching customers' original artwork ensuring internal QC standards are met
  • To produce the buld run of transfers matching eith approved proof or previous production standard with the minimum of loss
  • To cover coat bulk sheets upon customer approval
  • Ensuring correct quantity and customer delivery dates are met
  • To save a full set of progressives for proofs and bulk for future reference.


  • To keep areas of work clean and tidy
  • As circumstances demand, being able to undertake any work considered within capabilities and experience.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to work as part of a small team
  • Communicate in a structured manner.

Personal qualities

  • Motivated
  • Keen to learn
  • Can work on own initiative
  • Conscientious
  • Good time keeper.

Qualifications required

  • Good standard of general education is essential
  • Minimum of GCSE grades A*-D/E (or equivalent) is essential.

Future prospects

Completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a permanent position for the right person.

About the employer

Enesco Ltd is a distributor of licenced girftware in the UK and Europe. First choice in the manufacture of high quality decals for tableware, hotelware, china and porcelain, enamel and glass, as well as high-end precious metal decals.


Fine Ceramic Transfers Ltd


Unit 16-17

Fenpark Industrial Estate

Park Lane



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Training provider

  • Level 2 in Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Full Health and Safety Training
  • One to one mentoring; on booth operation

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newcastle under Lyme College


01782 254287

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017