Print Technician Apprenticeship SENATOR PENS LTD

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to work within the promotional printing industry for a well-established business based in Harlow, Essex. As a Printer Apprentice at Senator Pens Ltd, you will be an integral part of our printing team, learning and contributing to the production of high-quality promotional writing instruments.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This is the starting salary and will be subject to review in line with the employee's development during this apprenticeship

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm with ½ hour break

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This apprenticeship offers a hands-on opportunity to develop your skills in printing operations, equipment handling, and quality control. Under the guidance of experienced professionals, you will play a vital role in maintaining our standards of excellence in printing.

Duties will include:

  • Learn and assist in operating and maintenance of various printing machinery, including digital and screen-printing equipment
  • Understand and follow printing specifications, job orders, and design layouts to ensure accurate and consistent output
  • Develop proficiency in laying screens for screen printing, including preparing screens, applying emulsion, and exposing designs
  • Assist in setting up and preparing printing materials, ensuring accuracy and quality
  • Monitor printing processes to identify any issues or deviations from quality standards, and take corrective actions as needed
  • Assist in maintaining and cleaning printing equipment to ensure optimal performance and longevity
  • Collaborate with the printing team to perform print runs and achieve consistent output
  • Gain proficiency in colour mixing, print alignment, and quality control processes
  • Practice quality control by inspecting printed materials for defects, inconsistencies, and errors
  • Learn troubleshooting techniques and assist in resolving printing issues
  • Adhere to safety guidelines and maintain a clean and organised printing area
  • Participate in training programs to enhance printing skills and techniques

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

  • The apprentice will be working towards a Level 3 Print Technician qualification
  • All training will be undertaken at the Harlow site where they will gain the following
  • Valuable hands-on training and mentorship from experienced printing professionals
  • Exposure to a dynamic and collaborative work environment. Assessments will be conducted by Training Co-ordinators with most visits on site and some remotely

In addition, there will be a formal review every 12 weeks with the Training Co-ordinator, Apprentice and Department Manager.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Opportunities for skill development and career growth within the printing industry. Potential for career advancement within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, IT skills, Non judgemental, Organisation skills, Patience, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

About the employer

Senator Pens is a well-established promotional printing company (predominantly pens) based in Harlow. The company celebrated its 40th birthday this summer and has a great reputation for staff retention, development, and high morale. Senator employs 23 people and understands that its people are its most important asset. The Managers therefore adopt a programme of continual role development and departmental assimilation. This puts Senator in good stead for further expansion and increased market share and helps ensure long term security for all employees.




Senator Pens

Senator House

Stadium Way

CM19 5GY


Jane Evans


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

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