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We are seeking a Digital 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 to Friday 9am – 5pm, with a 30-minute paid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To learn to operate the department machinery safely
  • Work to achieve set targets
  • To improve efficiency through higher utilisation improved performance, lowering waste and raising quality to set targets
  • To monitor and maintain quality of work produced
  • To help maintain optimum running speeds
  • To keep the machine area in good order
  • To report breakdowns or issues immediately
  • To adhere to all applicable Health & Safety procedures
  • To leave the machine/work area in a reasonable condition
  • Learn to use department machinery, printing, finishing and colour management software programmes
  • Any other duties that may be required within the scope of the role

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 3 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 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?

Progression available for the right candidate into various roles such as digital offset printer, thermal wash care labels, dye cutting and laminating.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Continuous improvement, Polite and respectful, Interest in print


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 technician

Level 3 (A level)

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