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Finishing Apprentice ELANDERS LTD

This is an excellent opportunity to work for established commercial print, packaging and supply chain company. You will work within a busy finishing department with Bindery, Stitching & Folding machines. You will shadow and work alongside our highly skilled and experienced employees during the apprenticeship which will provide on the job training.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 2021

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 - Thursday : 7:30am - 16:00pm with a 20 min break, Friday: 7:30am - 12:30pm with no break.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    20 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Finishing Apprentice:

  • Liaise with Team Leaders / Factory Shift Managers to ensure all work is lined up, ready and in full for machines. This includes sections and covers.
  • Moving jobs around the production floor using pallet trucks and electric wheels.
  • Service all finishing aspects/processes including the binding/stitching lines, folders and guillotines. This will improve the flow of work and productivity within the Finishing Department.
  • As and when required provide support on the binding machines/processes.
  • Assist in the feeding, operation and running of finishing equipment, after setting up by the Finishing Operator.
  • To include all aspects of hand work as and when required
  • Ensure finishing area is kept clean and tidy including ensuring empty pallets are moved outside.
  • Train and learn the process of working on the hopper feeders to provide support to the Finishing Department.
  • Be available to provide support/work overtime when demand is needed on the back of the Finishing Machines.
  • Provide cover for the Environment Assistant as and when required. Training will be provided for this.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the Team Leaders, Factory Shift Managers or Production Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer Literate, effective verbal communication.

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude, hard working, enthusiastic and motivated.

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE A-C English and maths or equivalent grades.

Future prospects

  • There is the possibility of a full time position once the apprenticeship is completed.

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:

About the employer

Aligned with the needs of our customers, Elanders improves and optimises business processes to strengthen our clients’ competitive power. The Elanders Group operates in two main business sectors; Supply Chain Solutions and Print & Packaging Solutions.




Unit B

Merlin Way

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE27 0QG

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Training provider

British Printing Industries Federation

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


Arun Madar 07850771027

  • 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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