Print Apprentice - Box Maker DAYFOLD LIMITED

An excellent opportunity to join a well established print company based in Dorset. Working within our packaging department, you will assist in producing luxury boxes and packaging from scratch all the way through to finished product, using variety of machines and techniques.

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Closing date: 23 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.28 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm, including a 30-minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

An average day will include:

  • Understanding our working procedures and job tickets
  • Setting up and running various machinery
  • Being able to understand concepts and create full samples for future products
  • Working as a team and working to best practice
  • Guiding the business in best practice and procedure
  • Understanding how paper and card work to create a luxury product

The training you will be getting

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a Level 3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard delivered by BPIF Training. Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by both Dayfold and BPIF Training. You will be assigned a training coordinator who will support you throughout programme 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 take place on-site, with occasional remote sessions. 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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once the applicant has completed their training, they will become part of the team and continue their work progression. This potential pathway could lead to running the department/shift, or becoming more involved within the cardboard engineering and leading that side of the business from a concept to prototyping.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

All candidates should have a positive attitude, be able to self-motivate and work under their own initiative. Ideally you should be logical thinking, have basic practical skills and an eye for detail.

About the employer

Dayfold Print are an established print company based in Dorset. Specialising in litho and digital print, with an in-house finishing team, quality and reliability come first and we provide a high level of care and attention to meet all customer expectations. We believe that print is so much more than ink on paper, and we maintain a fantastic reputation within the graphic design and advertising industry for our extensive knowledge.




Dayfold Ltd

Unit 4-6

27 Black Moor Road

BH31 6BE

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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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