Apprentice Pre-Press Print Technician (Level 3) HANDY BRAND UK LTD
This intermediate qualification encourages growth and knowledge in the print industry. You will be part of a small team, working closely with a dedicated staff member to gain a thorough understanding of your role. Adaptability is key. You will support all aspects of the print process whilst growing your confidence in your daily responsibilities.
Closing date: 16 Dec 2022
Once employed with us for a year, you will become part of our Employee Ownership Trust. This allows you to share ownership of a percentage of our business and its profits. You will have the opportunity to earn a bonus each year.
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
02 Jan 2023
23 Sep 2022
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
- Setting up artwork ready for onward production, i.e. a print-ready electronic file; plate; cylinder or screen)
- Design and production of creative digital artwork appropriate for print production
- Creating designs to customers' bespoke requirements
You will work closely with experienced designers to learn the intricacies of your role.
Alongside this, you will be expected to learn how to operate our digital printing machines. This will encourage a broader understanding of the print process to apply to your daily responsibilities.
The successful candidate will have an interest in a creative, customer-focused role and the ability to adapt to support our team efficiently. An eye for detail and methodical organisation skills are important. Excellent communication skills and quick problem-solving capabilities are also desirable. We are looking for an applicant with a polite, responsible attitude and a willingness to learn from others. If you can use your initiative, are naturally creative and are honest and trustworthy, this role is for you!
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
During this three-year apprenticeship (on average), you will work alongside a dedicated team member, mirroring them and assisting where necessary. You will also undergo off-the-job training, including research and written tasks, to give you a broader understanding of the print industry. All off-the-job training will take place in-house, weekly, within your set working hours.
You will be allocated a dedicated BPIF Training Coordinator to ensure your progress throughout your time as an apprentice.
After successfully completing your apprenticeship, you will be awarded a Level 3 Print Technician (pre-press pathway) qualification.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
We would be looking to keep successful apprentices employed within Handy Brand, either as a qualified Artworker, or we would explore other avenues within the company.
If staying on with Handy Brand is not part of your career journey, there will be many other options within print you can explore. The print industry is constantly evolving, and your practical skills learnt during this apprenticeship will be transferrable elsewhere.
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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