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Digital Print Apprentice IMAGEXPS LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity for a Digital Print 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 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. 37.5hrs 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

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000053572

  • 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 printer.

Key Performance Tasks:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of all areas of digital 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 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 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, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Motivated, Enthusiastic, Willingness to learn, Interest in print, Helpful and co-operative

Qualifications

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.

Employer

IMAGEXPS LIMITED

Address

Exion

Crowhurst Road

Brighton

BN1 8AF

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Training

Training provider

BPIF TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Lucy Kirkbride

lucy.kirkbride@bpif.org.uk

07736828436

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)


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