Apprenticeship – Pre-press Operator /Print Operator /Ink Support SAICA PACK UK LIMITED

Saica is looking to train up to 3 keen apprentices providing them with a head start in the Print industry. It is an excellent opportunity working for the company with eight decades of experience in developing sustainable and innovative solutions. Duties include ink mixing and plate mounting.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    This is a full-time role, 37.5 hours per week with 6 hours off work to study per week. Days and shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team. As we value attitude and personality over experience, a great work ethic and good teamwork are key skills to make the most of this opportunity.

The successful candidates will work in a dynamic environment in the production area of Print, Pre-press/Mounting and Ink developing a wide range of skills and experience.

Candidates will develop the following skills:

  • Ink mixing
  • Plate mounting
  • Press operating with a view to ending up fully competent on the printing machines

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 the Print Operative Level 2 qualification. 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 Training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The potential career progression after the apprenticeship is a permanent role in the Print, Pre-press or Ink department which provide opportunities at different skill levels. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, you'll be well supported by the owners of the business and can look forward to excellent development opportunities within your role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

With a presence in 11 countries with 106 sites and over 10,000 employees, Saica Group manufacture sustainable recycled paper, corrugated cardboard and flexible packaging as well as providing solutions for waste management and the recovery of waste. These apprenticeship opportunities sit within our Flex division producing a range of flexible plastic films, with our site in Wigan manufacturing products for major food retailers and suppliers.




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Apprenticeship standard

Print operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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