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Post-Press Technician Apprentice SIMPSON PRINT LIMITED

Join a north-east company with 50 years’ experience in Point of Sale and Point of Purchase. Learn to finish printed product using a variety of finishing tools and use your newly acquired skills to support high street retailers and brand owners to maximise the impact of their marketing and promotional campaign activity.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.76

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000065716

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will have an aptitude for problem solving, have an interest in the print industry and a passion for continuous learning. This is an excellent opportunity to begin a career in a fast moving, ever developing industry, starting your role in the environment where the product itself is prepped, printed, hand tailored and delivered to prestigious high street customers.

As part of the Finishing Team, you will:

  •  Be responsible for the correct upkeep of the company die management system
  • Work with your manager to rotate old dies from the racks and gather for collection any that have been highlighted for disposal by client services

The role will include:

  • Training to cover employment rights & responsibilities, productivity measurement and how to improve it
  • Developing an understanding of how to achieve and maintain quality, as well as understanding quality systems
  • Learning to operate large format die platens (both hand-fed and semi-automatic) and large and small-format guillotines
  • Operating a semi-automatic Lamina laminator and drill within the department
  • The successful applicant will be expected to operate all equipment within the department after receiving training and having been signed off as competent to work unsupervised
  • Fork-Lift- Counter-Balance and Reach truck licences would be beneficial but not a pre-requisite, as training can be given, if position requires use of the vehicles.

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 L3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard (post-press pathway).

The apprentice will be given sufficient time to undertake their "off-the-job" requirement of the apprenticeship during their working hours.

Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by both Simpson 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 a combination of site-based and remote delivery.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is the possibility of a full-time post upon completion of the apprenticeship for any candidate who has demonstrated their value to the business during the course of the apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Desired

Things to consider

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

Large format print manufacturer, specialising in Point of Sale and Point of Purchase items to influence our clients’ brands instore. Since 1972, Simpson Group has been providing award-winning print marketing campaigns to some of the biggest names in business. We are consistently investing in pioneering technology and client-benefiting services to ensure that we are the market leader in cutting edge Point of Purchase & Point of Sale. We are even home to Europe’s only simulated shopping mall – The Influence Mall! Through our dedicated CAD and Client Services teams, we will listen to our client’s requirements, budget, pains and gains before presenting a well thought through solution. With an average service length of 15 years, our team is well equipped to advise on a vast range of printing methods for innovative and stand-out displays that produce impressive results.

Employer

SIMPSON PRINT LIMITED

Address

Influence Park

Rutherford Road

Stephenson

NE37 3HX

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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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