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Digital/Lithographic Print Apprentice IMAGE COLOURPRINT LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity for a Digital/Lithographic Print Apprentice based in Willerby/Hull (HU10 6EB). You will be a key part of the team, learning and developing your digital print skills from our best and most experienced skilled team members.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    Wage dependent on age. £4.81 - £9.50 per hour initially, rising with progression and development. We can offer a competitive salary, enhanced holiday allowance, employee support program, cycle to work scheme and free on-site parking.

    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week. 9am to 5.30pm, with 1 hour for breaks.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Function:         

As an Apprentice you will be fully supported in undertaking a range of on the job learning and tutor led training to become a fully qualified Digital/Lithographic Printer.

Key Performance Tasks:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of all areas of digital and lithographic print
  • Undertake relevant studies as necessary with BPIF
  • Assist Printers in setting up machinery and carrying out pre-press production tasks such as plate making
  • Assisting with the running and clean down of machinery to ensure presses are kept continually running
  • To become familiar with machinery and equipment
  • Understand colour theory
  • Understanding receipt, checking, and processing of digital files
  • Work in accordance with Company HSE procedures to ensure compliance with working practices and standards at all times
  • Be receptive to cross train in all areas of the business

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

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a Level 3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard

The apprentice will be given sufficient time to undertake their "Off-the-Job" requirement of the apprenticeship.

Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by both Image Colour Print and the BPIF. You will be assigned a training coordinator to ensure that you have the best training available. Training requirements will be discussed at the point of employment to suit your individual needs and business needs. Most training and studying will be site based.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Become a full-time print operative who can run different models/specifications, specialising in colour management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Helpful and co-operative, Reliable, Willingness to learn, Interest in print


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

Things to consider

We are a family run business, we would like our apprentice to be honest, hardworking, proactive and display a positive ‘can do’ approach to all areas of the role and their own learning. Vacancy will close early if the right candidate is found - apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note you may be contacted via e-mail for interview.

About the employer

Image Data Group are a family run business with sites in Hull, Howden and Brighton, operating at the forefront of marketing communications and providing print solutions/products since 1989. We deliver innovative visual communications for the UK’s leading retailers and corporations from banners, tension-fabric light boxes to presentation brochure packs and office stationery.




Grange Park Lane


East Yorkshire

HU10 6EB

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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride


Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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