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Print Finishing Apprentice IMAGEXPS LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity for a Print Finishing Apprentice based in Brighton (BN1 8AF). Our team in Brighton is made up of only 15 people, so you will be a key part of the team, learning and developing your print finishing 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. 37.5hrs 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:         

Work to carry out all aspects of mechanical finishing operations to ensure that production output continually meets specified quality standards and agreed levels, within the required timescales.

A hard-working and versatile person to work in our busy print finishing department.

Main duties will include: 

  • Working independently or as part of a team to produce printed products from different resources – paper, cardboard, plastics, textiles etc.
  • Use various pieces of equipment to produce hand finished & mechanical finished products such as punching, wire-o-binding, counting, binding
  • Packing and picking from our warehouse
  • Preparing orders for dispatch
  • Maintaining equipment, tools and machinery
  • Work in accordance with company quality procedures at all times to ensure compliance with working practices and standards
  • Once trained, show you have the ability to operate machinery in the most effective and safe manner
  • Notify supervisor of any discrepancies or errors
  • Ensure the allocated machinery/equipment you use is checked before use
  • Ensure the finishing area and your allocated machinery is kept clean and tidy by carrying out daily inspections at the start and end of each shift
  • Ensure all documentation is completed accurately to ensure that a true record of work produced is available at all times
  • Perform other duties as reasonably correspond to the general requirements of the post and are appropriate to its level of responsibility in order to contribute to the success of the Company
  • It is the responsibility of all employees to comply with Health and Safety Legislation and Company Policy. This involves maintaining safe working conditions (including equipment), drawing attention to hazards and taking reasonable care of themselves and others. Employees must ensure that all necessary safety devices and protective equipment are used and comply with the operation of the Health & Safety Policy

Desired Skills:

  • You will need to have good hand-eye coordination, attention to detail and being able to stand for long periods of time is essential
  • Ability to occasionally lift heavy loads with training given for use of aids and correct lifting procedures
  • Experience in production work would be beneficial but not essential as full training will be given


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 XPS 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 post-print finishing operative who can work with various equipment, models and specifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Enthusiastic, Motivated, 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.

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.





Crowhurst Road



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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride


Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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