Print Finishing Apprentice AUGUSTUS MARTIN LIMITED

As a Finishing Apprentice, you will undergo comprehensive training to become proficient in the final stages of the printing process. You will work closely with experienced professionals within the Finishing department gaining and expanding your knowledge in the operation of finishing machinery.

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 15 min paid break. 45 min unpaid break.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    26 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Shadow and learn from experience operators
  • Attend training and participate in the completion of course work from apprenticeship training provider
  • Operate and monitor platen/cad machinery, ensuring efficient and accurate production of printed materials
  • Learn to set up and calibrate platen/cad machines according to job specifications and client requirements
  • Collaborate with experienced operators and supervisors to troubleshoot and resolve any technical issues that may arise during the finishing process
  • Assist in the loading and unloading of materials onto platen press, ensuring proper alignment and registration
  • Gain knowledge of different printing/finishing techniques and materials to enhance versatility in platen press operations
  • • Learn and apply quality control measures to inspect finished products, identifying and addressing defects or discrepancies
  • Participate in the packaging and labelling of completed print materials, ensuring they meet client specifications and quality standards
  • Assist in coordination of workflow to meet production schedules and deadlines
  • Adhere to Safety Procedures – Follow established safety protocols and guidelines to ensure personal safety and that of colleagues
  • Reporting Hazards - Promptly report any unsafe conditions, hazards, or incidents to Supervisors or the Health & Safety department
  • Proper Equipment Usage – Use safety equipment and personal protective equipment as mandated for specific tasks or work environments
  • Participation in Training – Attend training courses including health and safety training
    sessions to stay informed about potential risks, preventive measures, and protocol changes.
  • Emergency Preparedness

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. 


  • Advanced Apprenticeship Standard for Print Technician
  • One full 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, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiastic and positive


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

Augustus Martin are positive and proactive in their work ethic, implementing change for the continual improvement of product and business workflow efficiencies. A flexible approach to working hours is required during busy periods. Post holders should be committed to upholding our organisations dedication to health and safety, quality, environmental responsibility, Information security management system and workplace safety, as outlined in our ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 45001 management systems. As part of your role, you will be expected to adhere to and contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and procedures associated with clause 7.3 of ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015, ensuring that our operations consistently meet and exceed these international standards. So far as is reasonably practicable, the postholder must ensure that safe working practices are adopted within work area and during completion of work for which the postholder is responsible, to maintain a safe working environment for employees and service users.

About the employer

For over 50 years Augustus Martin have been a market leader in the manufacture of POS and Out-Of-Home communication. Over that time, in the ever-changing world of brand and retail marketing solutions, the only thing that has stayed constant is the innovation and craftsmanship of our team members. Our award-winning products and services and our continual drive for perfection, has enabled us to become the trusted partner for the biggest retailers and brands. We are proud of our manufacturing heritage which is underpinned by a deeply engrained service ethos and the desire to always go the extra mile for our clients. These values are the foundation of our success. Never frightened of change, our business has constantly evolved to offer sustainable end-to-end solutions in POS and Out-Of-Home environments. Our services and technical solutions ensure we can cost effectively deliver at every point from concept to installation.







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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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