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Sheet-Fed Printing Press Apprentice PM Web

The successful candidate will be trained on how to operate a sheet-fed printing press, trained by our team on a daily basis.

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Closing date: 05 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 16-17 years - 10 hour shifts - 9am-7pm 18+ years - 12 hour shifts. - 7am-7pm 45 mins unpaid lunch break Days and hours will be discussed in more detail at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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
  • You will be shown how to run and operate the machine in a safe manner. 
  • Gain skills by learning how to achieve colour and register by using the latest technology but also in manual
  • Lean how to make ready and also carry out maintenance of the printing press

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

  • Apprenticeship Standard for Print Operative
  • 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, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

Days, hours and wages will be discussed in more detail at interview stage. Upon appointment the 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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