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Heat Set Web Printer Apprentice PM Web

Training to be an Apprentice Heat-set Web Printer under a qualified team

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 16-17years - 10 hour shifts - 9am-7pm 18+ years - 12 hour shifts. - 7am-7pm 45min unpaid lunch break 16-17 year olds - 40 hours p/w. 18+ years - 48 hours p/w Days and hours will be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    19 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

When training to become a printer the apprentice will be taught everything about printing and how to operate the machine in a safe manner, colour and register with all the technology but also by hand in manual. They will also be shown how to maintain the printing press.

  • The Apprentice will work within a qualified team with manager support.
  • Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Learn how to bend plates
  • Remove old plates and position and put new plates on the printing press.
  • Put reels of paper onto the reel stand at the start of the process.
  • Use computerised systems to learn how to run the machine and achieve colour and register.
  • Keep all consumables up to date and filled up ie, ink, fount and paper.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Print Operative L2 
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Where required)

  • One day per month study offsite workplace with Learn2print.

  • Allocated assessor with regular visits to the workplace to review practical element of the apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time position within the company is available to the right candidate on completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

16-17 year olds will work 40 hours per week. 18+ years will work 48 hours per week. Days, hours and wages will be discussed in more detail at interview stage. Upon appointment candidate will be considered for Print L2 & L3 after assessments have been completed by the company and Learn to Print

About the employer

PM Web is a commercial printer based in Leeds, and operates a Heidelberg XL105 Speedmaster sheetfed press with running speeds of up to 18,000 sheets per hour.


PM Web


Navigation Park Unit 2, Lockside Road, Leeds

LS10 1EP

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Training provider



Jeanette Vickers


Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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