Apprentice Printers (PMO Qualification) The Envelope Works Ltd

This vacancy is for a X4 Trainee Printers (PMO Qualification) based in Blackburn, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 10 Nov 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

    TBC at the interview

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

The vacancy is an opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in Engineering. If successful, the apprentice will be based at their employer working the hours agreed in their contract. The apprentice will need to attend Training 2000 to complete the relevant skill units that have been agreed by Training 2000 and the employer, this will consist of the apprentice completing 3 blocks of skill specific Engineering training lasting 4 weeks each. As well as this they will also begin their Further Education course, BTEC Diploma, City and Guilds, which will be 1 day a week classroom based learning.

Basic engineering drawing, measuring and marking out, knowledge of engineering materials and handling of engineering information, fitting using hand skills, machining using engineering materials and producing engineering drawings using CAD, Computer Aided Design.

Working in the overprint section, the main duties and responsibilities for the suitable candidate will include the following:

  • Understanding and learning each role within the overprint department 
  • Assisting with preparation of each jobs including ink mixing and stock location
  • Learning and understanding the requirements of the job bag.
  • Learning and applying skills to run the machine to the requirements of the job bags.
  • General maintenance including cleaning of the work area and the machine, whilst keeping the machines maintained to a high standard. 
  • Learning and understanding the ISO9001 process including quality checks throughout the process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You must acquire the following:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to multi task
  • Good communication skills
  • A good team player
  • Able to work at fast pace
  • A technical mind
  • Analytical

Personal qualities

  • Must possess an interest in engineering
  • Motivated and committed individual
  • Good time keeping
  • Strong work ethic

Qualifications required

  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade C or above including English, Maths. Science and Technology is desirable. Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable.
  • Mechanical/Engineering interest and background would be an advantage but not essential.

Future prospects

Full training will be given to all suitable applicants given, A training program structure will be provided to assist you will have the potential opportunity of learning the skills of a printer. Engineers work in high-tech, dynamic environments using state of the art equipment. They are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer.

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

The Envelope Works, specialists in envelope printing, sourcing plain envelope stock and even manufacturing bespoke envelope requests, was first established in 1999. Under the guidance of current Managing Director Mark Farrimond it has been transformed into one of the UK’s largest envelope printing companies.


The Envelope Works Ltd


Duttons Way



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Training provider

Technical Certificate BTEC Extended Level 2 Diploma in Engineering

Functional Skills, Level 2 in Mathematics, English, ICT, working with others and improving your own learning. Functional Skills requirements is subject to the successful applicants GCSE results. Grade A-C and within 5 years old means the apprentice will be relaxed from completing functional skills. Certification evidence will need to be provided.

Employer Rights & Responsibilities

SEMTA Apprenticeship in Engineering Framework (Once all elements are completed and learners portfolio has passed Internal Verification)

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please can you apply online at quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in. If you have already applied online please call 01254 546 59 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Nov 2017