Pre-Press Apprentice - Graphic Artist MIRICAL EMBLEMS LTD

Looking to build on your existing graphics skills? This opportunity will help you hone your existing skills and teach you new ones as you work alongside more experienced colleagues to learn the skills of a pre-press operator in our busy graphic design studio. Full training will be given plus the chance to study for a Level 2 Qualification.

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Closing date: 23 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £240 per week.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 8:30 to 17:30 (45-minute lunch break) Friday, 8:30 to 16:30 (1 hour lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful candidate will work as part of an experienced team in our graphic design studio.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Learning to draw and re-draw corporate logos to make them suitable for printing in the next production stage
  • Making proofs to send to customers
  • Helping to create the artwork for production jobs

The training you will be getting

The successful candidate will be enrolled on a Level 2 Print Operative apprenticeship, specialising in pre-press techniques.

The position is based full-time in our factory and offices located in Blidworth (NG21) with training supported by an in-house mentor and an external training partner.

You will also get to learn about the other departments in the company and how they interact with the graphic design studio to ensure a first-class experience for our customers.

As well as our external customers, the graphic design team work on internal projects too, these include website design and as well as the production of marketing materials and brochures.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following the successful completion of the Level 2 Qualification, promotion to Graphic Artist would follow.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Creative, Initiative, IT skills, Presentation skills


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

Things to consider

The successful candidate will work as part of a busy team but will be expected to spend periods of time working under their own initiative. The ideal candidate will have previous experience working with iMac computers and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop software packages.

About the employer

MiRiCal Emblems Ltd was founded in 1993 to provide a better emblem product and service to the workwear/safetywear markets than was available at the time. The company has grown to become a leading player in the sector achieving unparalleled growth in recent years with Group Headquarters based at the EPI (Emblem Product Innovation) Centre in Blidworth Nottinghamshire, where more than 50 staff are employed in premises of over 15,000 square feet. Key management positions are filled by individuals with more than 20 years experience in the business of badge supply, providing invaluable expertise.




Mirical Emblems Ltd

The Epicentre

Mansfield Road

NG21 0LR

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Training provider


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 operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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