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Print Technician Apprentice FIRST GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED

First Design Print Web is a small independent business providing graphic design, printing and websites to business clients both locally and nationally. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to undertake a Print Technician Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm. Half hour lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001790275

  • Positions

    1 available

We produce a wide range of printed products at our digital print works in Porlock. Our core values are:

1) Refinement and quality of products

2) Professional, fiduciary service to our clients

3) Speed of delivery.

We celebrate our successes and don’t dwell on mistakes - we’re always looking forward.

Every day we produce beautiful bespoke print for our clients in our small digital print facility in Porlock. People choose print when it’s important - celebrating an occasion, launching a new product or hosting an event. The items we print are important and highly valued by our clients.

This is an exciting and varied role for a motivated, practical, person with great attention to detail. You will take care of the whole production process: looking up files, printing, finishing, packing and despatching. You’ll also ensure the smooth running of the department - ordering stocks, dealing with suppliers and improving processes. Every job, every day, is unique.

This is not a production-line job. Print is a unique blend of art, craft, science and commerce. The role can be pressured so a cool head is vital.

Main duties:

  • Deciding on product priorities with team
  • File lookup and preparing files for print
  • Printing jobs on a Xerox digital press
  • Trimming, creasing, folding, booklet making using a variety of automatic machines
  • Packing and despatching jobs
  • Dealing with suppliers and contractors
  • Assisting clients by phone and email
  • Updating records in production software
  • Working as part of a small close-knit team
  • Refining and improving processes for greater quality and efficiency

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to use various machinery
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to adhere to H&S procedures
  • Undertake periods of strenuous activity
  • Organised
  • Good communication skills – face-to-face and ‘phone
  • Good written communication
  • Good level of literacy
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • IT Savvy 

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Keen to learn new skills
  • Good professional appearance
  • Passionate about the printing industry
  • Pride in your work
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to operate outside comfort zone

Desired qualifications

It would be an advantage to have GCSEs in the 4 to 9 (A* to C) range or equivalent for English and maths, but this is not essential as you will complete Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship if necessary.

The successful candidate will also need to complete a diagnostic assessment, which will help us plan the appropriate support required to meet your individual needs.

Future prospects

Potential for full time employment on completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Ability to get to and from work – have own means of transport or reliable lifts.

This is a strenuous role due to the nature of products being produced.

Pay review after first year.

Free parking.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

Print and design company.

Employer

FIRST GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED

Address

1

Riversid High Street

Minehead

TA24 8PU

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Training

Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bridgwater & Taunton College

Level 3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard:

  • L3 Print Technician Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English (exemptions apply)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Maths (exemptions apply)

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)


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