This apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to develop skills within our Print Unit. You will learn about digital print processes in a busy production environment.  There are many aspects to this role, including file handling, design/typesetting, digital printing and finishing, operation of machinery, administration and customer service.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.00 per hour to increase to RLW in second year. Free car parking. Central Location. Pension - 11.75% Employer Contribution.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 09:30 to 15:30. We are willing to be flexible, within reason, about specific working hours.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Print Unit produces various publications for parish churches and other organisations/individuals - including parish magazines, order of services, church guides, brochures, reports and leaflets.

Main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking print, finishing, and packing work from customers
  • Set up and operate digital print and finishing devices
  • Meet all agreed deadlines and produce work to a high standard
  • Give accurate quotations and deal with any queries
  • Ensure all work is accounted for and charged accordingly
  • Assist in requesting/issuing orders for stock/materials required whilst adhering to the stock control system to reduce wastage
  • Carry out regular, basic maintenance, including changing toner and safety checks on all equipment
  • As necessary, arrange for service calls/repairs with nominated suppliers to ensure smooth operation of all equipment
  • Assisting with requests and customer queries

During your apprenticeship you will learn how to:

  • Deliver high levels of customer service
  • Send and receive digital files
  • Operate print software, print production and finishing devices
  • Maintain work schedules and ensure agreed deadlines are adhered to
  • Produce quotations and deal with customer queries
  • Produce work orders for invoicing
  • Check print jobs and archive finished print records
  • Comply with Health & Safety requirements in the workplace inc. manual handling regulations

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

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will obtain a qualification in Print Operative Level 2.

Training for both the apprenticeship and the relevant skills to succeed in the role will take place at the workplace, with no requirement to travel to the training provider, BPIF.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity for anyone wanting a further career in the print and graphic design or customer service industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Positive attitude


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

Things to consider

Need to be able to lift/move heavy boxes.

About the employer

The CDBF is a Charity which supports the Church of England within the Diocese of Chelmsford. The Diocese of Chelmsford covers Essex and five East London Boroughs. All our parishes are separate and independent charities. The Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Finance (CDBF) is the charity that manages the affairs of the diocese and supports parishes, schools and church leaders in their ministry.







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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride

Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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