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Digital Printing and Post Press Apprenticeship John Dollin Printing Services Ltd

JDP are a leading Printer in the south of England. We use the latest technology in print and finishing and the successful candidate would receive training in all aspects of manufacturing, from goods-in to final dispatch and everything in between.

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Closing date: 07 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00 - £300.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (Times to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

The role will entail various duties in both the digital printing and finishing departments.

Digital printing.

Using inkjet and laser printing methods.

Much of your work could take place on computerised machinery, as digital printing processes are widespread.

Duties include:

  • Matching colours to the pre-press proofs
  • Restocking ink levels
  • Feeding the print materials into the presses
  • Carrying out quality checks during the print run
  • Identifying problems and fixing faults
  • Cleaning presses after a print run has finished (either by hand or using automatic cleaning systems)
  • Carrying out basic machine maintenance.

Print Finishing.

Print Finishing Technicians use precision cutting and finishing equipment to complete the final display of a print product for the client.

The work comes last in the process of putting together a print product.

Duties typically involve:

  • Creasing and folding
  • Die cutting
  • Booklet making
  • Wiro binding
  • PUR binding
  • Guillotining
  • Laminating
  • Shrink Wrapping

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant, growing company and to be part of the future development of the business.

Full the job training will be provided.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Great communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and experiment
  • Close attention to detail
  • Aptitude for technology
  • Calm and pragmatic, friendly attitude, working well under pressure
  • Work well as part of a team or individually
  • Have excellent problem-solving skills
  • Have good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Be methodical and well-organised
  • Work to a high degree of accuracy, even when working to a deadline
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Be able to follow instructions closely from clients to achieve the right result
  • Have a calm manner and work well under pressure
  • Be a good team player

Desired qualifications

  • Good maths and English skills are required in order to be able to understand and interpret job details and instructions (a minimum C grade would be required at GCSE level or equivalent)
  • No formal qualifications required for the right candidate as functional skills are available throughout the duration of the programme

Future prospects

Offer of a permanent role upon successful completion.

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.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

About the employer

JDP are a leading Printer in the south of England. Using the latest technology in print and finishing in their state-of-the-art Whitchurch based headquarters.


John Dollin Printing Services Ltd


Plot 5


RG28 7BB

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Training provider

British Printing Industries Federation

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by British Printing Industries Federation


Sam Greenwell 01676 526030

  • Print Technician Level 3
  • Functional Skills as required
  • Off the job training

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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