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Apprentice Print Technician LG Davis

The Apprentice Print Technician role is to maintain a smooth flow of work through the Litho / Digital print department ensuring that all company policy and procedures are fulfilled in line with the production QA. To encourage action that satisfies the company’s aim of providing an excellent service to its customers, through a motivated workforce.

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours a week plus overtime (Overtime is optional); Monday - Friday, start and finish times are negotiable with 30 minutes lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    27 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are the minimum requirements for the position, full planned and structured training will be given in all areas of the requirement:


Needs to have an understanding of the principles and problems of manufacturing the printed product to meet the required demands of the company and customer in a timely manner.

Duties will include:

  • Check the job bag’s to make sure that the instructions are accurate to achieve the customers required date before production commences
  • Ensure that paper and raw materials to be used are correct as per the works order
  • Identify from the information on the works order the ink to be used and any inks required to be mixed
  • The printer will make ready the job, ensuring the settings are correct and the job is to the required standard
  • Upon reaching the required standard the printer will set the counter and run the required number of sheets
  • During the run sheets will be pulled at intervals to check on the consistency and quality of the print run
  • Upon completion of the print run the Q/A section will be filled in and the works order will be placed on the finished print run for any further work
  • If any problems occur during the process, then these will be brought to the attention of the Production management team
  • Will be trained on the usage and maintenance of all printing machines withing the company

Measuring Results and Solving Problems:

  • Keep jobs on schedule and in case of delays, give the Production management team maximum notification of change in schedule
  • Collect data where necessary and required, using the companies data flow system
  • Perform and adhere to the manufacturing standards within the department
  • Aid in reducing waste and spoilage and increasing efficiency where possible

Human Relations:

  • Comply and adhere to all company rules and policies as published in the Company Handbook, ISO9001 manual and ISO14001 Manual
  • Aid the Production Manager wherever necessary
  • Comply with lawful employment practices
  • Comply with environmental laws
  • Comply with Health & Safety Laws
  • To aid the Production Manager in identifying and implementing any relevant training to complement and improve yourself, department and company
  • You are employed as a Apprentice Pre-Press Technician but it is expected that when necessary you will be required to carry out any of the duties at your place of work that are within your capabilities and/or training at your line Managers behest

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communicate effectively
  • Have good time management skills
  • Be able to work on their own or part of a team
  • Be prepared and available for training on new developments and upgrades to machinery and software within their department
  • Manage their space effectively and keep their areas clean and free from clutter

Personal qualities

  • We are looking for someone who has a great work ethic, who is dedicated, trustworthy and willing to learn
  • The Company prides itself on service and it is essential that you can work on your own initiative but also be a valued member of the team

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE standards in maths and English or equivalent

Future prospects

  • Opportunity for a full-time position following the completion of the apprenticeship

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)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

LG Davis is an independent stationery, print manufacturing, stock management and logistics company based in Kings Heath, Birmingham and has been trading for over 59 years. We supply various markets all over the UK but specialise in servicing the NHS.


LG Davis



Warstock Road


B14 4TS

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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

  • Level 3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional English/Maths where required
  • Off-the-Job Training

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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