This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in pre-press print processes. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced pre-press personnel to gain the skill sets required to become a fully competent team member.

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly wage between £4.81 - £10.50 per hour, dependent on age and experience.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The prepress team will train the apprentice to successfully undertake duties in the following areas:

  • General pre-press administrative tasks
  • Checking artwork on a technical level, including colour separation and image retouching
  • Reprographic editors and understanding pre-press workflows
  • Responsible for ensuring production is to the highest quality standards and adherence to SOP guidelines, operator instruction and customer requirements
  • To use relevant office software and other WestRock software
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives, and charter projects in the Project Portal on Westrock Connect
  • Participate in company quality programs, e.g. Internal Audits, Calibration, Gemba walks, and 5S events to identify and report problems or deviations from standards

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • On-the-job training will be delivered whilst the individual works towards the Level 3 Pre-Press Print Technician apprenticeship standard. Training will be agreed with the hiring manager upon successful recruitment into the role
  • This will be mutually agreed with the available time per week for assessments and structure around off the job learning hours. This is fluid depending on the successful candidate's learning style and needs

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full-time employment within the pre-press/technical team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

CORE COMPETENCIES: Determination Ability to overcome obstacles Be self-motivated, standards-driven, with a keen eye for detail and computer literate Ability to remain calm under pressure and work to tight deadlines Problem-solving skills BEHAVIOURS: Ability to work on own initiative Results-focused Adherence to WestRock's code of conduct, To maintain confidentiality and comply with the Data Protection Act Commitment and dedication to the training program

About the employer

At WestRock our purpose is to innovate boldly and package sustainably. At WestRock, we are using imagination and expertise to turn big challenges into real solutions. Within our Leicester facility, we support WestRock in being a leading manufacturer of folding cartons, multipacks, paperboard and labels, we work with a variety of CPG companies offering a unique breadth of capabilities- creating solutions for food manufacturers and food service providers, beverage companies, pharmaceutical firms, healthcare and beauty brands, general household products and express mail envelopes.




Multi Packaging Solution

16 East Park Road


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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