N2 support leading brands, providing digital and physical solutions, powered by cutting-edge technology. Together we solve the biggest marketing communications challenge. Duties include cleaning the machines and carrying minor maintenance. Work in accordance with company quality procedures to ensure compliance with working practices and standards.

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Closing date: 23 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual Salary in the 1st year of apprenticeship £13,520 (£6.50 per hour), rising in the 2nd year to £15,579 (£7.49 per hour). Optional overtime pay dependent on availability and workload

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, between 08:30am - 4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    26 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Excellent opportunity for someone local to Hertford looking to learn and work with an experienced, passionate and customer focused team within the digital print sector  
  • Receive hands on training on a variety of digital presses  
  • Develop technical knowledge of print industry practices  
  • Meet customer expectations, resolve problems, and maintain high-quality standards on the print floor
  • Prepare and plan artwork files for print. Assist the senior digital operator in preparing the relevant media for the correct press 
  • Once fully trained, display the ability to operate machinery in the most effective & safe manner 
  • Ensure the allocated machinery/equipment is checked before use

The training you will be getting

  • The candidate will be supported by a training coordinator to ensure that they have the possible support from both N2 and the BPIF throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. Training requirements will be discussed at the point of employment to suit your individual needs and the business needs. All training will be based on site at our Hertford location, with sufficient time and space allocated for any off-line learning. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate will obtain a 'Print Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship' standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A successfully qualified apprentice will have a significant opportunity to take on a full-time role as a Digital Printer at N2. As a professional member of N2, optional training in other areas of the business will become accessible - including training in other parts of the group such as Large Format Display Graphics

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Primary working environment is an air-conditioned digital press room. Heavy lifting is required on occasion when loading the paper for the presses.

About the employer

Based in Hertford with 45 years' worth of experience in print, N2 support leading brands, providing integrated digital and physical solutions, powered by cutting-edge technology. Together we solve the biggest marketing communications challenges with passion, innovation, and a can-do approach.




N2 Visual Communications Ltd

Unit C Foxholes Business Park

John Tate Road

SG13 7DT

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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 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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