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Print Operations Apprentice SMURFIT KAPPA UK LTD

To work within a multimillion pound manufacturing business. Learn the role of die cutting within our print facility

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Closing date: 11 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Progression within the business for the right candidate Salary increases upon completion of targets set out throughout the duration of the apprenticeship 25 days holiday +8 bank holidays

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work alongside each department to fully understand the business from front end to delivery of product, including Design, Customer Services, Sales and Transport


  • Understand the manufacturing side of the business

  • Running of a printing press and gluing machinery,

  • Learn how to understand the complexities of each machine


  • Carry out tasks in a timely manner and follow instructions from peers

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

  • Apprenticeship standard for Print L2 


  • Functional Skills in Maths and English L1 (Where required)


  • One day per month study offsite workplace with Learn2print

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, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

Success for your business is what drives ours. We are the No. 1 company in Europe producing corrugated packaging, containerboard and ‘bag in box’, and we are the only Pan-American producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging. Geographic reach Smurfit Kappa are truly an industry leader with 355 production sites around the world, with locations in 23 countries in Europe and 13 countries in the Americas. Integrated business We offer an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which we constantly update with new, market-leading innovations. This offering is made even stronger, with the benefits of our integration – with optimal paper design, logistics, our service timeline and the benefit of our plants sourcing material from our own paper mills. Our people Our people are our biggest asset. Because we invest so much in the training and development of our staff at every level, we have the best and most experienced people ready to work with you, at every stage of production. This combination of experience and expertise means better packaging solutions, better value and better production timelines for our customers. Innovation and Design Our unique approach to Innovation for business success is based on combining science, experience, big data and creativity on a scale and with a depth not seen in the industry. Our teams not only serve local markets, but, due to collaboration and the sharing of practises throughout our organisation, are also knowledgeable in global markets. Our processes, networks and tools make all of our worldwide innovations available to you, We give you unrivalled choice in new, innovative packaging. These designs can be customised for any product and we are relentless in developing new, innovative designs as the demand for packaging evolves. Sustainability We set ourselves the highest targets of sustainability and we achieve them, because quite simply, our belief is that if we look after the environment, it looks after us. Our integrated production system means we can ensure that we operate in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way.




Commerce Park, Markham Ln, Duckmanton, Chesterfield

S44 5HS

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Training provider



Jeanette Vickers


Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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