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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.

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Closing date: 17 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Friday. Early shift: 6:00-14:00 Late shift: 14:00-22:00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

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

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiastic, Adaptable, Mechanical aptitude


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

Things to consider

Friendly working environment. Micropress offers free onsite parking, there is public transport to Reydon. The 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 an interview.

About the employer

Micropress Printers Limited are an established family-owned printing company. Based in Reydon Suffolk with 42 years of experience in the Printing sector.


Micropress Printers Limited


Reydon Business Park


IP18 6DH

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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride


Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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