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Apprentice Print Finisher LOXLEYS PRINT LTD

Excellent opportunity to work for a Sheffield print company established over 150 years ago. Loxleys is the UK’s largest independent printer of greeting cards. As an apprentice you will learn various print related skills whilst working in a busy production environment.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Incremental wage increases throughout the apprenticeship dependent upon successfully passing performance reviews.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 07.30-15.00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We print and finish product using a range of different equipment and processes. From printing through foiling, embossing, die cutting, flitter, folding, bagging, labelling we produce cards from the receipt of data to a complete finished product. We are the printer of choice for many greeting card publishers.

We wish to recruit two apprentices to enable us to carry on meeting customer requirements for many years to come.

We have vacancies for two apprentices to train to Level 2 initially and then on to Level 3.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Overview of all production equipment and basic training on all machines to include H&S, production and quality requirements
  • Undertaking all vocational training to enable you to run various production equipment safely and at established production output speeds
  • Learn the culture and values of Loxleys Print
  • Learn about customer expectations, how to resolve problems and how to ensure quality
  • Learn how to organise and work in a H&S compliant environment

After discussion, further training will be specific to the area agreed upon which will be one of either printing, full sheet decorative finishing or single card finishing.


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 L2 Print Operative 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 Loxleys 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?

Full-time job available upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Self-motivated, Enthusiastic


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

A Sheffield print company established over 150 years concentrating on meeting the needs of the UK Greeting Cards industry.






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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride


Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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