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Apprentice Print Technician Hobs Reprographics Plc

Hobs is a company that stands out from the crowd and have a truly unique offering. Constantly investing in the latest technology and equipment that stands us apart from the competition. Their modern approach and ethos allow them to continue to make new ventures within the print industry and are what makes Hobs an exciting company to be a part of.

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

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £161.25

    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    9am - 5:30pm with one hour unpaid lunch. Days TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001728536

  • Positions

    1 available

The Programme:

We are looking for a keen and reliable individual to join our large format hub at the Bristol Visual Communications branch as an Apprentice Print Technician.

The Apprenticeship will last around three years and 20% of your time will be spent working towards your Level 3 Print Technician qualification and the other 80% will be spent developing skills and knowledge whilst performing the role.

You will be trained in 3 key areas during the apprenticeship;

  • Pre-Press Technician: Discover the process between design and printing
  • Press Technician: Understand the 6 print categories; lithography; screen; flexography; gravure; letterpress; and digital
  • Post-Press Technician: Learn about finishing, transforming printed paper into products such as books, booklets, catalogues, pop-ups and display units

The Future:

Our qualified Print Technicians have progressed within the Company to develop into careers in production, sales, and management. We will provide the support and training for the successful candidate to keep developing their career progression within the company.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent IT/computer skills
  • An understanding of customer care
  • The ability to work under pressure adhering to tight production deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Eager and willing to learn new skills with a desire to develop a career in the print industry
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good team player
  • Positive attitude

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English

Future prospects

Our qualified Print Technicians have progressed within the Company to develop into careers in production, sales, and management. We will provide the support and training for the successful candidate to keep developing their career 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 2021 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £4.30 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

The Hobs Group consists of two limited companies: Hobs Repro & Hobs 3D.

At Hobs we strive to encourage the same family ethos which we were founded on fifty years ago!

Our culture is based on the core foundations of Teamwork, Passion, Innovation and Finesse for not only our customers, but also for the benefit of our wide network of teams across the UK.

Here at Hobs, we work together, forming close ties in all parts of the business. With a huge variety of opportunities and rewards available, we put our trust in our people to do the very best they can. As a proud owner of the Royal Warrant to services to the Royal Household, we take pride and care with all our work, maintaining the high-standard of quality we have become known for.

So if you want to join our ever growing family, and help us continue to create some truly inspiring work then be sure to join one of our Nationwide teams!

Employer

Hobs Reprographics Plc

Address

Unit 5

City Business Park

Easton Road

Bristol

BS5 0SP

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Training

Training provider

British Printing Industries Federation

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

Contact

Sam Greenwell 01676 526030 sam.greenwell@bpif.org.uk

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

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2021