Apprentice Print Production Assistant D2R Design & Print

The position on offer is for an Apprentice Print Production assistant to join the existing production team. The aim is to develop an all-round print production operator with a view to progress within the business.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm (30 min lunch)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Operating the digital presses
  • Operating the large format printer
  • Operating the industrial strength guillotine
  • Operating the booklet maker & creasing machine
  • Operating other finishing equipment
  • Operating printing software
  • Dispatching jobs by courier
  • Doing quotes for customers       
  • Checking artwork files are print-ready

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

  • Print Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (Where required)
  • One day per month study offsite workplace with Learn2print
  • Full training on all the printing presses, finishing equipment and software will be provided on the job while following a structured induction process

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time position within the company is available to the right candidate on completion of the Apprenticeship programme

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative


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

Things to consider

You will be required to travel one day a month to a Learn2print class. Therefore own transport is essential.

About the employer

D2R are a design & print company based in Watford. Across all aspects of design, print and direct mail. The business has a long-established track record and has been serving the Watford business community since 1979, it was part of the Prontaprint franchise before rebranding to D2R in 2011. The business is family-run with a small, friendly team of 5 people currently some of whom started with the company as an apprentice and now occupy senior positions.


D2R Design & Print




WD17 1RD

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Training provider



Jeanette Vickers


Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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