To work as part of a team to assist the multi-skilled maintenance department, who are responsible for the maintenance of all equipment, plant and machinery at Precision Colour Printing. Assist with routine tasks connected to the upkeep and maintenance of the fabric of the buildings, machinery and all associated equipment.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 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

    37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assist with routine tasks connected to the upkeep and maintenance of the fabric of the buildings, machinery and all associated equipment.
  • To assist the maintenance team in carrying out reactive and planned maintenance requirements.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties to keep the workshop, tools and work areas clean, tidy and safe.
  • Any other general labouring duties as deemed appropriate by the maintenance team or Management.
  • Carry out any other relevant duties as determined by the maintenance team or Management as may reasonably be required.
  • Undertake all relevant paperwork and record keeping as required whether written or electronic.
  • Maintain stock levels utilising current and any future software packages including the introduction and implementation of an inventory and purchasing database for the acquisition of parts and key components.
  • Effective verbal communication to the maintenance team, machine operators and Management of work carried out or to be conducted and or any safety issues or concerns.
  • To attend and achieve any training courses and qualifications that the company deems reasonable, suitable and necessary to perform for the role.
  • To comply with all Precision Colour Printings Health and Safety policies.
  • The role holder will be expected to comply with the Precision Colour Printing Equality and Diversity policies and behave in a way that is consistent with fair and equal treatment for all.
  • The role holder will be issued with, and required to wear the supplied work wear along with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Any other duties, tasks or activities that may be necessary from time to time.

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

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician L3 apprenticeship standard

Apprentices must achieve level 2 English and mathematics prior to taking the end-point assessment for the apprenticeship if they haven’t achieved them on entry.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be a full time role available after successful completion of this apprenticeship.

This standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Engineering (Grade Level 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade Level 2) Desired

About the employer

With over 30 years' experience we’ve worked hard to earn our reputation as one of the most respected and established printing companies in the UK. A wealth of knowledge and experience coupled with a dynamic, future focused approach we are committed to delivering a reliable, flexible and responsive service. Situated on a 14 acre site with an in-house mailing facility and operating 24/7, Precision Colour Printing offers each of its clients a key account management structure and a complete in house technical support team for a seamless service from start to finish. We employ over 250 skilled and dedicated members of staff that have access to the most up to date technology enabling us to meet the strictest of deadlines without compromising on quality.




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Training provider



Clare McAuliffe

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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