Print Finishing Apprenticeship Paragon Customer Communications Limited

This role will involve you in setting and managing some of the latest digital print finishing equipment. Taking the printed copy and converting it into the final finished product.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm. 30 mins unpaid lunch break. Total hours per week: 37.5 hours a week.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    26 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Tasks will include:

  • Reading and interpreting job instructions
  • Set up of a range of print finishing equipment
  • Maintaining the equipment
  • Working as a team member
  • Working independently
  • Recording and documenting performance and waste

Whilst the individuals are working at a Paragon site, we will also put them through our internal employability programme which will help them to become a more rounded professional.

Our Employability programme will include, but is not limited to modules on:

  • My first job/Me in the workplace
  • Building self confidence
  • Presenting effectively
  • Problem solving
  • Working in a team

The training you will be getting

A full plan will be formulated to give a progressive, structured training scheme. Training modules will be issued at each stage covering all aspects of on-site training with hands–on experience. This will cover everything including health and safety and general industrial practices. Industry specific technical training will take place on every module offering the apprentice a unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals. Training on each module will be to a required standard rather than a time limit.


  • Apprenticeship Standard for Print Technician/Print Operative

One day per month study offsite workplace with Learn2print Allocated assessor with regular visits to the workplace to review practical element of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full-time position within the company is available to the right candidate on completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Please be aware that during interview you will to evidence the grades you hold in Maths and English functional skills/GCSE's.

About the employer

Paragon combines leading-edge technology and exceptional people to deliver business-critical products and services that enhance our clients’ performance. We go to market through seven key business lines, delivering cost and carbon efficiency while meeting our clients’ evolving challenges head on, transforming how their businesses operate. In the UK, Luxembourg and Ireland, those seven business lines are: Consultancy and agency, Customer Communications, Lead Supply, Supply Chain Management, Business Process Outsourcing, Workplace Solutions, and Print Solutions. They enable us to meet customer expectations and remain agile and flexible to market demands.


Paragon Customer Communications Limited


Evolution House

Choats Road



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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


Jeanette Vickers

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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