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.
Closing date: 26 Sep 2021
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 37.50
Possible start date
27 Sep 2021
29 Jun 2021
Level 3 (A level)
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
Competent using a PC, would be beneficial but training will be given. No previous print knowledge or skills required.
- 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
- 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade A *- C (9 – 4) including maths and English
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.
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: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
About the employer
Large format print manufacturer, specialising in Point of Sale and Point of Purchase items to influence our clients’ brands instore.
British Printing Industries Federation
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by British Printing Industries Federation
Sam Greenwell 01676 526030 email@example.com
- Level 3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard
- Functional English/maths skills where required
- Off-the-Job Training
Level 3 (A level)
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