Print Technician Apprentice SWAN GRAPHICS LTD

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to become an exceptional Print Operator. As an apprentice, you will understand, learn and operate a range of digital inkjet printing machines. You will also learn and become familiar with various pre-press and print-finishing tasks.

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Closing date: 27 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    1st year of apprenticeship - £16,000, 2nd year of apprenticeship - £19,000, 3rd year of apprenticeship - £22,000

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm (including a 30 minute lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties and responsibilities will include: - Operating and basic maintenance of wide format digital inkjet presses - Achieve high quality print outputs on a wide range of materials - Using RIPS and other in-house pre-press and printing software - Working with different types of materials and learning how they are used for branding - Completing print jobs in line with job sheets and production schedules - Follow print quality checks - Reporting to Floor Supervisor

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 L3 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 Imaginators and the BPIF. You will be assigned a dedicated Training Coordinator to oversee your training and will have scheduled visits every 4-6 weeks. Most training and studying will be a combination of site-based and remote delivery. Your Training Coordinator will be available to check your progress and offer support on any issues and concerns. In between visits, you will work on tasks, research and assignments in fulfilment of the apprenticeship requirements. Upon completion of your apprenticeship training period, you will complete End Point Assessment to confirm competence and be awarded the Print Technician Apprenticeship qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A full-time position as press operator may be available to the right candidate on successful completion of the apprenticeship programme and subject to business need.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, IT skills, Logical, Organisation skills, Physical fitness, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT or art related subject (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Applicants should live within 10 miles/30 minutes of our offices.

About the employer

Founded in 1976, Imaginators are a privately owned, highly creative, multi award winning large, wide and super wide format digital print production company. Imaginators are recognised as one of the UK's leading independent large format digital print production companies. We specialise in providing beautiful bespoke printed solutions to the event, music, sport, retail, exhibition, experiential, television and film markets. Operating from purpose built offices located conveniently close to London, our in-house facilities provide a versatile production facility for agencies and brand owners for the UK and Europe.




Hillgrove Business Park

Nazeing Road

Nazeing, Waltham Abbey


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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