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Apprentice Print Finisher Loxleys Print Ltd

Excellent opportunity to work for a Sheffield print company, established over 150 years, to learn various print related skills working in a busy production environment.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 07.30 to 15.00

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Loxleys is the UK’s largest independent printer of greeting cards, established for over 150 years with stable growth over a number of years. We wish to recruit two apprentices to enable us to carry on meeting customer requirements for many years to come.

We print and finish product using a range of different equipment and processes. From printing through foiling, embossing, die cutting, flitter, folding, bagging, labelling we produce cards from the receipt of data to a complete finished product. We are the printer of choice for many greeting card publishers.

We have vacancies for two apprentices to train to Level 2 initially and then on to Level 3. Responsibilities include:

  • Overview of all production equipment and basic training on all machines to include H&S, production and quality requirements
  • Undertaking all vocational training to enable you to run various production equipment safely and at established production output speeds
  • Learn the culture and values of Loxleys Print
  • Learn about customer expectations, how to resolve problems and how to ensure quality
  • Learn how to organise and work in a H&S compliant environment

After discussion further training will be specific to the area agreed upon which will be one of either printing, full sheet decorative finishing or single card finishing

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Ability to learn
  • Ability to question

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Full-time job available upon completion of the successful completion of the apprenticeship. Incremental wage increases throughout the apprenticeship dependent upon successfully passing performance reviews.

About the employer

A Sheffield print company established over 150 years concentrating on meeting the needs of the UK Greeting Cards industry


Loxleys Print Ltd


Kiln Street


S8 0YS

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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 2 Print Operative apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Functional Skills where required
  • Off the job training

Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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