Print Finishing Apprenticeship Micropress Printers Limited
Micropress is an innovative, UK-leading commercial printer employing over 140 people. We have exciting opportunities for committed candidates to train and develop in our state-of-the-art plant in Reydon, Suffolk. We are looking for a Print Finishing Apprentice to join the team to learn how to turn flat printed sheets into finished products.
Closing date: 17 Aug 2022
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
29 Aug 2022
14 Jul 2022
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
We are looking for an apprentice to learn how to turn flat printed sheets into finished products. Print finishers are responsible for all the steps after printing to the finished product. This includes cutting flat sheets, folding sections, collating and binding into books. It could be gluing pads or stitching booklets. There are lots of techniques to be learnt and you must be dynamic and flexible in the way you work.
The role requires the operation of heavy machinery and you will learn how to adjust and set the equipment for the job that is required.
You will learn to:
- Read works instructions in order to plan your workload
- Set and operate machinery including folding machines, guillotine, stitching line and binders
- Carry out basic maintenance of the equipment
- Problem solves to correct faults or problems
- Report any issues relating to quality, specification and deadlines
- Check final output meets the specification
- Complete records and logs
- Work safely, keep areas tidy, report and safety concerns
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.
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 Micropress 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?
We are looking to train someone to be taken on as a full-time, permanent member of staff once the apprenticeship is completed.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
BPIF TRAINING LIMITED
Level 3 (A level)
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