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Print Technician – Post-Press Technician Apprentice Simpson Group Ltd

Join a north-east company with 50 years’ experience in Point of Sale and Point of Purchase. Learn to finish printed product using a variety of finishing tools and use your newly acquired skills to support high street retailers and brand owners to maximise the impact of their marketing and promotional campaign activity.

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Closing date: 27 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    37.5 hours per week; Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The successful candidate will have an aptitude for problem solving, have an interest in the print industry and a passion for continuous learning. This is an excellent opportunity to begin a career in a fast moving, ever developing industry, starting your role in the environment where the product itself is prepped, printed, hand tailored and delivered to prestigious high street customers.

Training will cover employment rights & responsibilities, productivity measurement and how to improve it. The applicant will learn how to achieve and maintain quality, as well as understanding quality systems.

You will be interested in learning to operate large format die platens (both hand-fed and semi-automatic) and large and small-format guillotines. There is also a semi-automatic Lamina laminator and drill within the department. The successful applicant will be expected to operate all equipment within the department after receiving training and having been signed off as competent to work unsupervised.

As part of the Finishing Team, you will be responsible for the correct upkeep of the company die management system, working with your manager to rotate old dies from the racks and gather for collection any that have been highlighted for disposal by client services.

Fork-Lift- Counter-Balance and Reach truck licences would be beneficial but not a pre-requisite, as training can be given, if position requires use of the vehicles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Competent using a PC, would be beneficial but training will be given. No previous print knowledge or skills required.

Personal qualities

  • Organised with good personal time-management skills
  • Determined and resilient
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Committed with a good work ethic
  • Team player and also able to work under own initiative
  • Proactive – anticipating change and consequences, as well as reactive and responsive to last minute demands
  • Patient and keen to learn
  • Confident and with a flexible attitude toward working hours, recognising the requirement to stay until a task is completed

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade A *- C (9 – 4) including maths and English

Future prospects

There is the possibility of a full-time post upon completion of the apprenticeship for any candidate who has demonstrated their value to the business, during the course 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.

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About the employer

Large format print manufacturer, specialising in Point of Sale and Point of Purchase items to influence our clients’ brands instore.


Simpson Group Ltd


Influence Park

Rutherford Road


NE37 3HX

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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 skills where required
  • Off-the-Job Training

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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