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.
Closing date: 28 Oct 2022
Incremental wage increases throughout the apprenticeship, subject to successfully passing performance reviews.
Total hours per week: 37.5
Possible start date
01 Nov 2022
23 Aug 2022
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Print Finishing Technicians use precision cutting, binding, foiling, laminating and packing equipment to complete the final product for the client.
- 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
- Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements
- Inspect the quality of the finishing and report any issues arising during the process
- Adjust bindery machines, such as knives, guides or clamps, to accommodate sheets, signatures, or books of specified sizes
- Record operational or production data using MIS (Management Information System)
- 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
- Set up or operate machines that perform binding operations, such as pressing, folding, or trimming
- 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 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 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.
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
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
BPIF TRAINING LIMITED
Level 3 (A level)
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