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Apprentice – Mechanised Print, Finishing and binding CPI UK MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD

Short Description of Vacancy Opportunity to develop as a skilled Bindery Operator, to actively participate in a 26 Month apprenticeship in Mechanised Print Finishing & Binding.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    26 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Learn to operate binding machines in the production of cased & flush books
  • Learn how to operate a single knife guillotine
  • Understand the components and make-up of books
  • Learn how to make a book by hand
  • Actively participate in your own development plan
  • Working towards key performance standards, but always recognising that quality is paramount
  • Ensure good housekeeping of area

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Polite, respectful, punctual and professional
  • Able to work on own initiative

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grade C/4 maths and English or equivalent or higher

Future prospects

Full-time position within the company is available to the right candidate on completion of the Apprenticeship programme. 

About the employer

CPI Books is the UK’s leading book printing service provider. Our customers benefit from our supply chain solutions and global print network. CPI produces books and journals across multiple channels including Trade, STMA, Tax, Law, Bibles, Catalogues, as well as Self-Publishing. 




Units 1-4


SN12 6TR

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learn 2 Print

A full plan will be formulated to give a progressive, structured training scheme.

Training modules will be issued at each stage covering all aspects of on-site training with hands–on experience.

This will cover everything including health and safety and general industrial practices.

Industry specific technical training will take place on every module offering the apprentice a unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals.

Training on each module will be to a required standard rather than a time limit. 


  • Apprenticeship Standard for Print Technician Level 3
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

1 day per month study at workplace with Learn2print.

Allocated assessor with regular visits to the workplace to review practical element of the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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