Apprentice MAC Operative – Digital Repro DELTA DISPLAY LIMITED

An opportunity has arisen to join our Digital Repro team at Delta Group, situated on the edge of London and pushing instore, outdoor and online "Point of purchase" (P.O.P) in a very comp . The Apprentice MAC Operative will work with the Digital Repro team on preparing and editing files for all output devices across our print manufacturing team.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    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

    40 hours Monday - Friday, working hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Delta Group is a multi-faceted large format printing and visual communications specialist, situated on the edge of London and pushing instore, outdoor and online "Point of purchase" (P.O.P) in a very competitive landscape. 

The Apprentice will receive training and support to understand the Delta Groups Manufacturing Operations and different print output devices. 

Working with the Digital Repro team the Apprentice will learn how to: 

  • Prepare files using a range of software and technology such as Adobe In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator & Acrobat
  • Preparing files for all output devices - Digital, Litho, Screen etc.
  • Colour retouching and image manipulation
  • Imposing files using Metrix
  • Sending files to Indigo using Smartstream
  • Editing PDFs using a PDF editing application
  • Checking client files ensuring rules and guidelines are followed 

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 2 Print Operative Apprenticeship Standard (pre-press pathway).

The apprentice will be given sufficient time to undertake their "off-the-job" requirement of the apprenticeship during their working hours. You will be assigned a training coordinator to ensure that you have the best training available and 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?

Progression would take the Apprentice into a MAC Operative role within the Digital Repro Department. There would be opportunities to progress into a Department Supervisor and Manager role. Alternative career options such as a Colour Manager would also be a potential career path as may roles within the Commercial Operations, Production, Creative Design or Print Operations teams.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Initiative, IT skills, Logical, Number skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

About the employer

The Delta Group is a major visual communications group, specialising in the design, print and fulfilment of promotional marketing materials. Our aim is to innovate, progress and evolve our clients' marketing campaigns to give stand-out in a crowded market. We're owner-managed and independent, leading small teams of influential thinkers, meaning that we have the agility of a small business but the resources of a large one. Our belief is that in a changing industry, we must be a company that can change with it.




Delta Display

Unit 25

I O Centre, Lea Road


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Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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