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Print Production Apprentice (Lean Manufacturing Operative) Aztec Print North East Limited

The trainee sill be trained to use Heidelberg printing presses and associated equipment to give a full understanding of the print trade and their customers. The trainee will liaison with studio designers and print finishers to ensure the final printed job is satisfactory to the customers’ demands.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £205.00 - £287.00

  • Working week

    8am to 5pm Monday to Thursday 8am to 3pm Friday 30 minutes lunch

    Total hours per week: 41.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Lithographic Printer –

Training will be given by a member of staff who is a fully experienced printer and who will explain all matters of the trade.

Operating and maintaining printing press for short and long runs. 

Upkeep and maintenance of the machine will be essential for day to day running of the press – the trainee will be advised on all matters in this.

Operating the guillotine and training in all aspects of paper sizes and paper weights to establish a full working knowledge of the printing trade and customer needs.

The trainee will liaison with studio designers and print finishers to ensure the final printed job is satisfactory to the customers’ demands.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Full training will be given in all aspects of Litho printing and management of machinery which needs concentration and an ability to solve problems when they arise

Personal qualities

Must be flexible, reliable, honest, and willing to learn.

Desired qualifications

Minimum of GCSE A-E / 9-3 or equivalent 

Future prospects

Full training in Litho Printing which will give the applicant an idea of a working printers with all aspects of the work carried out in a working print room.

We are a busy work site and additional overtime, and shift work may become available.

Things to consider

  • The wage will be dependant on Age 
  • Work will be carried out at our Washington Site
  • The job entails learning all aspects of the printing business with help from a member of staff who will train the apprentice, giving help and support with any problems that may occur.
  • The site is easily accessible by local bus services, and there is employee parking. 
  • There is a small canteen and local shops are not far.

About the employer

Small Printers with a staff of 20 in the Washington area.


Aztec Print North East Limited



Bridgewater Road


NE37 2SG

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Sunderland College

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Lean Manufacturing Operative 

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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