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Print Apprenticeship ESSENTRA PLC

Essentra has a fantastic opportunity for a Print Apprentice. You will be supported and mentored by a team of experience professionals and at the end of the 3 years receive a recognised qualification. You will learn all there is to know about Leaflet printing

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    06 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    18 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Essentra are currently recruiting for a Print Apprentice to join our 2021 Apprentice Programme in collaboration with the BPIF. Essentra PLC is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index, it is a leading global provider of essential components and solutions and is divided into three divisions; Packaging, Components and Filters. The Bradford site falls into the Packaging division of Essentra and forms the largest of the UK’s four packaging sites, which is where this position will be based.

The Print Apprenticeship would suit a motivated individual who wants to work in a production environment. We are really looking for someone with passion for learning and continuous improvement. In return you will receive a 3 year structured, work based learning programme to enable you to learn all aspects of Print. You will be supported and mentored by a team of experience professionals and at the end of the 3 years receive a recognised qualification.

As you progress through your structured training you will be given real responsibility and learn all the technical aspects of Leaflet printing, as well as the theory behind the practical work. You will also be allocated an experienced printing professional who will mentor and support you. You will also acquire a professionally recognised qualification.

The print apprenticeship would suit a motivated individual with a “hands on” approach, enjoys learning to use technical machines, likes problem solving and understands the importance of producing quality products. Qualified Operators are responsible for producing top quality Leaflets for a range of sectors. This is achieved using complex manufacturing machines, and using a variety of technical methods.

As part of your training you will learn

  • Which materials and machine configuration to use for different types of printing
  • How to set machinery and make it ready for production
  • How to operate machines and calibrate them for the desired outcome
  • How to trouble shoot both simple and complex printing problems with the machine and materials
  • How to produce and review products using high quality processes
  • Preventative maintenance of machinery and tooling

At Essentra we are ideally looking for individuals who enjoy working as part of a close team and take responsibility for what they do.  We are always looking to better ourselves and are keen to recruit individuals who like to innovate and improve processes.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

All training to be provided on the job.

Personal qualities

  • An enthusiastic and "can do" attitude
  • A detail conscious approach, combined with a process and systems driven outlook
  • Good attention to detail
  • Keen to learn new skills

Desired qualifications

Maths and English at level 4/ grade C (or the ability  to pass this as part of apprenticeship)

Future prospects

Upon completion of the 3 year apprenticeship you will become a qualified printer

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.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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

Made up of three global divisions; Packaging, Components and Filters, Essentra is a leading provider of essential components and solutions. Every day we produce and distribute millions of small but essential products.

Our international network extends to 34 countries and includes c. 50 principal manufacturing facilities, 32 sales and distribution operations and 3 research & development centres.




Robin Mills Health & Personal Care

Leeds Road


BD10 9TE

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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 526 030

Print Technician Level 3

Off the Job Training

This role will give you the opportunity to acquire the academic knowledge and practical skills needed to become a fully trained print technician.

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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