Apprentice Lithographic Printer MBA GROUP LIMITED

In this role you will learn how to operate a variety of machinery within the Litho department. The individual will gain mechanical knowledge of the machines as preventative maintenance will form part of the training. You will be exposed to other areas of the business to help overall knowledge of the complete process from conception to fulfilment. Duties will include; - Learn to set and operate Heidelberg printing machinery - Learn how to measure and control Colour - Carry out sufficient quality checks to ensure output is accurate and error free

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Closing date: 19 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Day shift. 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

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The main purpose of the role is to support the goals of the MBA Litho department and help to achieve their business targets, supporting the operations involved in printing to enable the Litho Department to meet the planned schedules and customer specifications and expectations.

Other main duties and responsibilities will be:

- Learn to set and operate Heidelberg printing machinery

- Learn how to measure and control Colour

- Carry out sufficient quality checks to ensure output is accurate and error free

- Liaising with various departments across the business, in particular Account Management and other Production departments

- 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 (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 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

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


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 as they will be collaborating with all employees and MBA Group departments as required but in particular the Client Services Team and the Production Department Heads on the Tottenham site.

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.




Mba Group Ltd

Mba House

Garman Road

N17 0HW

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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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