Print Operative Apprentice LATTICE LABELS LTD

Lattice Labels are offering an exciting opportunity to a motivated individual interested in learning all aspects of the label manufacturing process at our busy factory based in St. Neots. As an apprentice you will be trained by skilled long serving members of staff, while following a specific training record in a variety of roles.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Depending on the company's performance a production related bonus has been paid most years in December

  • Working week

    The job consists of working Monday to Friday on a double day shift, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

There will be a wide range of areas that will be covered including a brief insight to admin. However, the majority of this apprenticeship will be shop-floor based, focused on all aspects of the factory, warehouse and logistics departments.

This position will require the successful applicant to be trained in every aspect of the manufacturing process from admin and checking specifications to press preparation and machine operation.

Specific areas will include but not be limited to:

  • Understanding and interpreting job bag information
  • Understanding the intricacies of planning jobs
  • Pre-press preparation, which will include ink mixing and plate mounting
  • Operate a wide range of converting and printing machinery from 280 to 530 web widths
  • Operate in-line turret rewinding machines
  • Operate offline rewinding machines
  • Packing goods for despatch both in-line and offline
  • Have an understanding of the logistics in our despatch department
  • Be aware of our Health and safety as well as the company environmental policy plus, our BRC accreditation and the rules and directives that it encompasses
  • Have good time management skills
  • Able to learn, retain and apply knowledge acquired through training, while maintaining an excellent level of attention to detail
  • Be able to use basic IT for the purpose of fulfilling the role

The training you will be getting

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a Level 2 Print Operative 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 Lattice Labels and BPIF Training to achieve the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship through a structured training plan. 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
  • Most training and studying will be a combination of regular site-based visits at the employer's premises and 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 position on one of our wide converting machines will be made available
  • This will include a competitive salary and a generous pension scheme

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, IT skills, Number skills, Physical fitness, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

We do not work bank holidays or weekends without prior arrangement. Due to working shifts, living within close proximity to our business or having a reliable source of transport would be important. Candidate should be able to maintain a positive attitude at all times and be respectful and considerate to other members of staff.

About the employer

We are an established label converting and self-adhesive flexographic print company established in 1992. We are privately owned and have a proven track record of investment in both technology and staff.




Lattice Labels

2 Chester Road

Colmworth Business Park

PE19 8YT


Lee Gronow


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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 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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