Digital Print Operator - Apprentice HANDY BRAND UK LTD

This role will involve all aspects of running and maintaining the digital printing machines to a consistently high standard, ensuring optimum printed results expected by our loyal and growing customer base.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    40hpw: Mon-Fri 09:00 - 17:30 (30-minute lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be working closely with dedicated staff members to gain a thorough understanding of your role and the print industry as a whole. Adaptability is key. You will gain knowledge in operating: Large format digital printing machines, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat.

The training you will be getting

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a Level 3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard (specialising in the press pathway).

The apprentice will be given sufficient time to undertake their "off-the-job" requirement of the apprenticeship during their working hours.

Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by both Handy Labels and BPIF Training to achieve the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship. You will be assigned a training coordinator who will work with you throughout your apprenticeship to ensure that you have the best training and support available.

Training requirements will be discussed at the point of employment to suit your individual needs and business needs.

Candidates without the required level of Maths and English will be supported to complete Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship. Most training and studying will be a combination of regular site-based visits at the employer's premises and the occasional remote delivery.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We would like to keep successful apprentices on within the company, either within a Print Operative capacity or to train in another role. Once employed with us for a year, you will become part of our Employee Ownership Trust. This allows you to share ownership of a percentage of our business and its profits.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Initiative, IT skills, Logical, Non judgemental, Number skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Physical fitness, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

A successful candidate will have an interest in a manual, results-focused role and the ability to adapt to support our team efficiently. Excellent communication skills and quick problem-solving capabilities are essential. An eye for detail and methodical organisational skills are also desirable. In addition, we're looking for an applicant with a polite, responsible attitude and a want to learn from others. If you can use your initiative and are honest and trustworthy, this role is for you!

About the employer

We are an established printing company specialising in the production of bespoke sticky labels and swing tags for businesses and individual customers. With 15 years of experience, our small team of dedicated staff work tirelessly to maintain our 4.9-star rating!




Handy Brand UK

Unit 6

Harbour Road Trading Estate

BS20 7BL

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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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