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Apprentice Print Finisher PRINT LEEDS LTD

A fantastic opportunity to work for a specialist printing house established in 2001. This is a great opportunity for an apprentice to develop a broad understanding of print finishing in our production department, under the supervision of a friendly and helpful team.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,000.00

    Incremental wage increases throughout the apprenticeship, subject to successfully passing performance reviews.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 09.00 to 17.00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000080288

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Responsibilities will include:

  • Setting up finishing equipment ready for the next job on schedule
  • Identify, set up and load finishing equipment with materials. For example, guillotines, stitching-trimming machinery, binding machinery, laminating equipment, die-cutters
  • Accurately carry out instructions from job tickets
  • Inspect the quality of the finishing and report any issues arising during the process
  • Pack and prepare materials
  • Adhere to company health and safety procedures
  • Check final output meets specification and works instructions
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives in print activities
  • Maintain a clean and tidy workspace
  • 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
  • Plan workload to meet production deadlines

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 Print Leeds 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.

Apprentices without Level 1 (or equivalent) in English and maths must achieve Level 1 Functional Skills and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.   

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Personal qualities: • Positive attitude • Self-motivated • Enthusiastic • Able to work under own initiative • Ability to learn • Ability to question 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 2001, Print-Leeds is a specialist printing house producing wet-glue labels, hot foil printing, UV lithographic on plastics and digital print. The labels division prints wet glue labels – wrap-around, square cut, punched and tube wrapped – which can, if necessary, be hot foil stamped or embossed. These paper labels are printed using UV or conventional inks with a gloss or matt varnish and are predominately for the beer, water and food industries. Our recent investment in new technology means we are one of the most advanced label printer in the UK.

Employer

PRINT LEEDS LTD

Address

TANDA WORKS

SWINNOW LANE

LEEDS

LS13 4TY

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Training

Training provider

BPIF TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Lucy Kirkbride

lucy.kirkbride@bpif.org.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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