Apprentice Print Finisher Newton Press

A unique and exciting apprenticeship opportunity to learn all aspects of the Printing Industry at a respected family run business.

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Closing date: 25 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

    Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A unique and exciting apprenticeship opportunity to learn all aspects of the Printing Industry at a respected family run business.  Opportunity to progress through the company and learn whilst you earn!  Initially will be learning Print Finishing, but will have opportunity to learn all parts of the business.

You will learn some of the following techniques:

  • Paper handling
  • Collating
  • Numbering
  • Guillotining
  • Stapling
  • Creasing
  • Booklet making
  • Laminating
  • Packing and dispatch
  • Cleaning and general maintenance.
  • Large format printing – posters etc; contour cutting and laminating.

Eventually you will also be taught how to operate digital and lithographic full colour print machines.

During this time you will be report to our Print Director, but be expected to work and interact with all members of staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must be a team player
  • Friendly approach
  • Able to work to tight deadlines,
  • Thrive under pressure.

Personal qualities

  • Hands on
  • Adaptable 
  • Keen to learn new skills
  • Confident handling machinery

Qualifications required

GCSE grade C or equivalent in Maths and English would be advantageous; however no formal qualification would be required for the right candidate.

Future prospects

For the right candidate this gives an opportunity to learn a trade from the bottom up, there will be opportunities for progression within the company.

Things to consider

Vacancy will close early if the right candidate is found - apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note you may be contacted via e-mail for interview. From April 1st 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Newton Press is a family owned company, based in Sutterton. We operate from purpose built premises, and have been trading for nearly 20 years. Our staff are key to the future of the company.


Newton Press


Unit 1 Roman Terrace

Sutterton Enterprise Park



PE20 2JA

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Training provider

  • NVQ in Print Finishing
  • Technical Certificate in Print and Graphic Communication
  • 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 01676526 030

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017