Assistant Order Origination Apprentice Westrock

Working for an established carton-based print and packaging company, this is a great opportunity for an apprentice to develop a broad understanding of the front-end process for the whole printing and packaging production for UK and Europe. You will develop your skills in production estimating and the administrative processes prior to production.

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Closing date: 03 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm with 1 hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working within a fast-paced environment, the apprentice will administer item specific production estimates from supplied artwork and specifications ensuring that production requirements and deadlines are met.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Creating production estimates and checking virtual work tickets
  • Liaising with various internal departments and external customers to resolve various issues
  • Checking and signing off artwork specifications
  • Updating production plans to enable manufacturing deadlines to be met
  • Understand and interpret customer proofs / artwork
  • Understand combination workflow - plan different artworks on one sheet
  • Move data from one program to another
  • Read works instructions to determine instructions and specifications for machine set-up
  • Understand artworks, print, cut and crease and finishing process
  • Work to tight deadlines, in a calm and professional manner whilst achieving deadlines
  • General administration

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 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • The apprentice will be given sufficient time to undertake their "off-the-job" requirement of the apprenticeship
  • Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by both Westrock 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 remote and site-based

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Once qualified you would be looking at a full-time role working within Order Origination

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Desired Skills: • Good listening and communication skills, an ability to work under pressure, the ability to take the initiative • Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills • Be methodical and well organised • Personal qualities • A high level of self-motivation and commitment to training and professional development • You must be enthusiastic, with a positive attitude • Punctual and reliable with a strong work ethic • Friendly • A willingness to keep up to date with changing equipment and techniques

About the employer

A leading global provider of value-added packaging solutions to a diverse customer base across the healthcare, branded consumer and multi-media markets. Westrock/MPS provides customers with an extensive array of print-based specialty packaging, including premium folding cartons, labels, inserts/leaflets and specialty packaging across a variety of substrates and finishes. The company has over 320 manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia and employs around 50,000 people.




16 East Park Road



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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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