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Apprentice Print Finisher IMPRENSA LTD

A fantastic opportunity to work for a specialist printing house established in 1984. 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: 09 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,750.00

    Incremental wage increases throughout the apprenticeship, dependent upon successfully passing performance reviews.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000104305

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Imprensa Limited use precision Cutting, Binding, Guillotine, and Printing equipment to complete the final product for the client.

Responsibilities 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
  • Accurately carry out instructions from job tickets
  • 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
  • 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 Imprensa Limited 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 job 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, Enthusiastic, Ability to learn, Ability to question, Self-motivated

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential

About the employer

We are an established print design and signage company based in the West Midlands with 35 years of experience in all aspects of the above.

Employer

IMPRENSA LTD

Address

95 Moseley Street

Birmingham

B12 0RT

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Training

Training provider

BPIF TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Lucy Kirkbride

Lucy.Kirkbride@bpif.org.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)


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