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Apprentice Print Technician Labelnet Ltd

A qualified Print Technician can apply their core skills and knowledge to develop into careers in production, sales and management in UK and worldwide print.

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Closing date: 29 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will gain an understanding of the following:

  • The printing industry and its markets.
  • How the business operates including it’s culture, values, processes and how you fit in.
  • Technical knowledge and print industry practices, processes & the materials used to carry out the occupation effectively, e.g. practices can include maintenance and continuous improvement; processes include printing, quality assurance and colour management.
  • Pre-press, press and post-press processes and equipment and the commercial impact of their role e.g. ensuring that printed material is presented to post-press in perfect condition.
  • Customers’ expectations in terms of order specification and timescales.
  • Quality expectations and how they are managed.
  • How best to solve problems and implement practical solutions in a timely manner.

You will be taught the following skills:

  • Efficiently operate print machinery and equipment according to the order specification and timescale.
  • Follow a structured approach and methodology to identify areas for improvement, proposing and implementing solutions.
  • Carry out work to required quality standards, targets and deadlines. Standards include colour matching, print resolution and matching customer specification and individual company standards
  • Keep accurate records using both digital and manual processes as required.
  • Communicate and work effectively with others, including giving clear instructions to colleagues.
  • Implement practical solutions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to supervise and instruct print operatives. Ability to take the lead as required.

You will learn the following behaviours in the workplace and be expected to demonstrate these:

  • Willing to both listen and learn. Be dependable, reliable and flexible. Perform role in a safe manner by following company policies and guidelines.
  • Work effectively with others in a team. Carry out work with integrity and discretion. Work with others to create improvements. Work with other departments and teams to provide support of a technical nature as required.
  • Open to new ideas, i.e. new technologies and working practices.
  • Follow process and procedures to ensure that work meets specifications. Report consistently and accurately.
  • Communicate effectively and recognises the importance of good communication.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Attention to detail
  • Organised

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Work under your own initiative
  • Adaptable to different tasks, enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

English and Maths GCSE or equivalent (preferred).

Future prospects

Full time position within the business upon completing the apprenticeship. This could be wherever best suited.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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About the employer

Well established business based in Ongar, Essex with 22 years experience of manufacturing self adhesive labels. Working with large brands and small business owners to create bespoke packaging using flexographic and digital printing processes.


Labelnet Ltd


Labelnet House

Hallsford Bridge Industrial Estate, Stondon Road



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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

Print Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

Functional Skils where required.

Off the Job Training.

The Print Technician will have a strong core of knowledge covering the print production process, including paper science, pre-press, press and post-press, and will specialise and supplement this core knowledge by following one of the three options; Pre-Press Technician, Press Technician or Post-Press Technician.

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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