Apprentice Laser Print Operator MBA GROUP LIMITED

As an apprentice Laser Print Operator, your primary goal is to ensure that all printed files are produced in time to meet company targets and to agreed quality standards. Full training will be provided to operate high speed ink-jet print machinery and you will achieve a recognised print qualification upon completion.

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Closing date: 19 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00

    Salary will be subject to incremental pay increases throughout the apprenticeship.

    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

    Monday to Friday, specific working hours to be agreed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000201119

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK's leading providers in the direct marketing and communications industry. Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To acquire a full knowledge of the range of equipment and services provided in the laser print department - continuous ink jet colour printer
  • To ensure all of the clients personalised laser output is printed on the correct stationary and in a timely manner
  • To ensure that all of the correct procedures are followed for ISO quality checking and the appropriate paperwork is completed
  • To record daily and hourly workflow from digital printing presses to ensure the output is passed on to the finishing, machine or hand enclosing section in a timely manner
  • To help ensure that all of the departments SLA's (service level agreements) are met
  • They perform the required daily machine safety checks
  • To raise and log all engineer calls 
  • Undertake support tasks as directed by the Laser Print Shift Manager and Senior Laser Print Shift Manager
  • Effectively deal with internal and external telephone and email enquiries
  • To adhere to the production schedules
  • Liaise with Client Services, Production Planning and all other internal Production Departments as and when necessary
  • To undertake any investigatory processes where it is deemed appropriate
  • Achieve team and individual targets as set by the Laser Management Team
  • Good time keeping and attendance
  • Maintain a tidy and clean work area ensuring that the laser print machines are kept in a clean and orderly manner
  • Understand and adhere to the company policies and procedures with particular emphasis on quality and health and safety

The training you will be getting

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a Level 3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard. 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 MBA Group Ltd and the 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. Most training and studying will be a combination of regular site-based visits at the employer's premises and the occasional remote delivery. Candidates without the required level of maths and English will be required to complete Functional Skills alongside the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, a full-time role may be available within the company, subject to business need. An apprenticeship in print provides a solid foundation to enter a skilled career in the print industry, with opportunities to progress into skilled technician positions leading into production management.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Customer care skills, Initiative, IT skills, Logical, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

The role requires the ideal candidate to be an effective communicator both internally and externally to the business as they will be collaborating with Section heads, Operations, Data Department, Client Services and Warehouse and engineers.

About the employer

MBA is a leading provider of marketing and communications in the UK. With 40 years' experience in the direct marketing, CRM and transactional communication industries, we take great pride in providing our clients with a variety of tailored solutions and cost-effective services that are proven to improve the quality of their customer communications, streamline processes, consolidate costs and ultimately, deliver a greater return on investment. While the print and secure handling of our clients' direct and transactional mail remains at the heart of our organisation, we continue to invest in-line with our clients' needs and developments in the marketplace to provide multichannel solutions for all our customer communications from a single source.

Employer

MBA GROUP LIMITED

Address

Mba Group Ltd

Mba House

Garman Road

N17 0HW

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Training

Training provider

BPIF TRAINING LIMITED

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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