We have an excellent opportunity to join one of Europe's longest established independent suppliers of print printed packaging. Your apprenticeship will be within the Print department working with experienced printers and print assistants to help train you to become a valuable member of the print team.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    421.56 per week

  • Working week

    Continental Shift pattern to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Organise systems and prepare all relevant material components which will enable the machine to run throughout the shift
  • Setting up jobs, mixing inks, colour matching, wash ups, loading material
  • Inputting data into a MIS, including material consumptions and clocking data
  • To ensure the machine maintains the highest of standards and optimum speed while at the same time ensure customer quality standards are met
  • To include high quality, bespoke, short and long run jobs ? Daily maintenance and care of print machinery
  • Assist in ensuring make readies are efficient, carrying out appropriate checks, including of bar codes and print quality
  • Control the press feeder during productions runs, reducing stops to production and using non-stop pile changeovers for continuous production
  • To ensure all relevant materials and consumables required are available, clean and supplied in the correct quantity for each job 
  • Responsible for replenishing consumables such as IPA and fount additive throughout the shift
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintain all material usage during production in order to maximise press efficiency
  • Preparation of coatings and blankets for subsequent runs, whilst moving previous items to the correct holding areas
  • Preparation of printing inks for subsequent runs to help achieve optimum changeover times
  • Product and material fault finding
  • Ensure the housekeeping of machinery and the working area is maintained to a high standard
  • To work in a safe and responsible manner at all times and operate within Company Health and Safety procedures and safe systems of work
  • Communicate, practice and promote the values, ethics and culture of Harrison Packaging

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 2 Print Operative 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 Harrison Packaging 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
  • Candidates who do not have the required level of maths and/or English will be required to complete Functional Skills as part of their apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Those who work hard and excel can expect that the apprenticeship could lead to a permanent, full-time position within the print department, with the opportunity to continue their career progression

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

About the employer

With roots going back to 1882 within the Teesside area, Harrison Packaging are a leading provider of innovative and quality cartons, supplying to leading customers such as those within the pharmaceutical and food packaging industries.




John Harrison (Stockton) Ltd

Easter Park Earlsway

TS17 9NT

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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