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The Apprentice Press Technician will be trained in all the processes during the printing stage. You will work towards a Level 3 Print Technician apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £180.38 to £356.25

    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

    Monday – Thursday, 07:00 - 16:15, with a 60-minute lunch and Friday, 07:30 – 12:00.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Set up, run and maintain a Man Roland multi-unit printing press at the appropriate speed in line with company health & safety and quality standards; this will include cleaning and light maintenance
  • Deal with a wide range of different printing operations such as managing colour, handling inks/toners, cleaning and maintenance
  • Run printing press optimally; identify and solve problems to keep the machine in good working order and to ensure that jobs are produced on-time, in-full and without waste
  • Use visual and computer aids so that colour and product specifications are within the expected tolerances before running the job
  • Make sure that the press is ready for the next job or shift. Work to tight deadlines in a calm and professional manner. Able to maintain disciplines and focus under pressure in line with company and customer expectations
  • Ensure that customer specification and company quality standards are met e.g., colour matching, print resolution, product consistency etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication/listening skills and an ability to self-motivate
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good time management skills

Personal qualities

  • Strong work ethic and enthusiastic
  • Willing to both listen and learn
  • Be dependable, reliable and flexible
  • Perform role in a safe manner by following company policies and procedures
  • Work effectively with others in a team
  • Open to new ideas, i.e. new technologies and working practices
  • Good attention to detail
  • Mature attitude

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Potential full-time position upon completion.

About the employer

Well established manufacturer of paper stationery products since 1837.




Silvine Works

North Street


LS21 1AH

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Training provider

Luminate Education Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leeds City College



Level 3 Print Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Functional Skills in English, and maths (if required)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Mode of delivery:

Delivered in the workplace with 1 day a month attendance required in college. Programme to begin in January.

We will support and coach the apprentice through the apprenticeship standard. We will carry out both curriculum and pastoral care. We will carry out the skills development workshop days off site – once a month in college.

The assessors will oversee the teaching and learning around the knowledge, behaviours and skills elements of the standard that supports the job role. We will manage the apprentice’s OneFile account ensuring targets, milestones and deadlines are achieved.

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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