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Rotary Ink Printing Apprentice ELITE LABELS (LEICESTER) LIMITED

We are seeking a Rotary Ink Printing Apprentice to learn and develop knowledge of the department requirements, resulting in aiding in both the operation of mechanical and manual processes. You will work both as an individual and part of a team, maintaining both quality and efficiency.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8am-4pm, including a 30-minute paid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main responsibilities will include:

  • To develop a broad understanding of the print production process working on state-of-the-art rotary printing presses
  • To learn a variety of skills and techniques in order to operate and maintain printing presses for the purpose of producing wash care labels for the fashion industry
  • To undertake the apprenticeship training and successfully complete the Level 2 Print Operative Apprenticeship

As an apprentice you will assist the team in the set up and running of the printing press, including but not limited to:

  • Feeding print materials into the presses
  • Restocking ink levels
  • Inputting job data into computerised control units
  • Diligently following instructions to ensure the printing presses run effectively with minimal down-time
  • Carry out routine machine maintenance
  • Learn how to run jobs on new printing presses
  • Learn how to prepare plates for press, from design to finished product

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 Level 2 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 Elite Labels 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?

Career progression is available for the right candidates.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Polite and respectful, Interest in print, Time management


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

Established in 1980, Elite Labels have grown from a printed textile label manufacturer in a small Leicester Based Studio, to a leading international supplier in the label market. We provide bespoke solutions in a wide range of areas, working closely with our clients to meet the demands of ever-changing trends in labelling concepts. Our clients include some of the most prestigious names in fashion, much- loved high street retailers and boutique stores to enhance their credibility.







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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride


Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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