Catalent requires a Technical Print Operator Apprentice to join the Operations team within our Swindon manufacturing facility. As the successful candidate, you will learn all aspects of Technical Print Operations. This will cover stereo, documents, and digital printing processes and will report directly to the Technical Print Section Head.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Dayshift, specific hours to be agreed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Technical Print Operator Apprentice will work to provide first class service to both internal and external customers, to the highest standards regarding Health, Safety and Environmental deliverables, and efficient materials processes. Catalent seeks people with the desire to make a difference in the health of patients and consumers globally. Your talents, ideas and passion are essential to your success and our mission: to deliver more products, better treatments, reliably supplied.

This is the opportunity you've been looking for to learn, develop, and be part of a growing business! The role:

  • Complete any apprenticeship-based courses and be prepared to undertake any future training, internally or externally, as required by Catalent
  • Support technical printing operations that comply with cGMP
  • Ensure compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards are always maintained
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping and cleanliness via an embedded 5S program
  • Take part in daily walks of each active production line checking document, stereo, blank requirements
  • Preparation of stereo printing mats to meet the Production Schedule
  • Support with Manufacture, checking, approval and control of printing mats for production
  • Maintenance and generation of SOPs / SMRs relevant to the printing mat process
  • Generate and distribute batch manufacturing records (BMRs) in line with the finite schedule - Update order status on ERP system
  • Use of PAS-x system for EBR's and SFO / KPI system for reporting metrics
  • Use and maintain the Production Schedule, track all batches through the manufacturing process
  • Report any accidents, incidents and / or any other health and safety related matters in accordance with company policy
  • Work with the Technical Print Lead to arrange training to become fully competent in other areas in accordance with the 1 :3: 1 practice

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

Internal training program and working with specialist print operatives. Apprentice will be working within the Catalent Swindon Site at all times. Apprentices will complete the Level 2 Print Operative apprenticeship qualification.

You will be assigned a BPIF training coordinator to ensure that you have the best training available. 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?

This is a fixed term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship. If the apprentice successfully completes the apprenticeship and if suitable vacancies are available for the apprentice to apply for, then there may be potential opportunity for the apprentice to progress into a new role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Catalyst + Talent. Our name combines these ideas. From drug and biologic development services, to delivery technologies to supply solutions, our highly skilled and dedicated global team of over 9,500 is passionate about improving health and wellness by combining their personal expertise and advanced technologies to advance science and supply products of the highest quality to customers and patients around the world. Our Vision is to be the world's most trusted, reliable and innovative drug development and delivery partner by upholding the highest industry standards and exceeding customer expectations, while driving strong, sustained growth for the company. Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where our professionals work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market, for the benefit of patients globally.





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Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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