Apprentice Pre-Press Digital Technician WILLIAM POLLARD & CO LTD
A fantastic opportunity to learn a technical role and acquire expert knowledge in the latest graphics software. The successful candidate will not only develop their computer and software skills but also gain an expert understanding of the broad range of advanced manufacturing techniques applied within the cutting-edge printing industry sector.
Closing date: 10 Jul 2023
Starting at apprenticeship National Minimum Wage of £198.00 per week for the first year. National minimum wage for your age group after the first year of the apprenticeship. Other increases subject to sustained progress,
5 days/8 hours per day which includes statutory 30-minute unpaid lunch break. Exact working days and hours TBC
Total hours per week: 37.5
Possible start date
17 Jul 2023
12 May 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Working for a specialist printing company conveniently located in Exeter with excellent public transport links. The factory is only five minutes' walk from the nearby railway station and bus stops; and for cyclists, ideally situated on Exeter's cycle path network.
The apprentice will work within our production department under the supervision of a small, friendly and supportive team.
- Pre-flight and checking customer-supplied digital artwork
- Creation of new digital artwork and amending existing digital artwork
- Software processing of variable digital data
- Providing customers with both digital and high-quality printed proofs
- Plan each job for various lithographic and digital printing processes
- Processing printing plates and transporting them to printing presses
- Completion of paperwork associated with each job bag
- Maintenance and cleaning of various equipment
Other digital services and solutions:
- Set up and run various digital printing machines
- Set up and run various mailing equipment
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 Print Technician apprenticeship standard.
The apprentice will be given sufficient time to undertake their "off-the-job" requirement of the apprenticeship during their normal working hours. Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by both Pollards Print 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?
Qualify as a Pre-Press Digital Technician.
Progression into management.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
WILLIAM POLLARD & CO LTD
William Pollard & Company Ltd
BPIF TRAINING LIMITED
Level 3 (A level)
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